Reflections of Illusions

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Author: Reshma Ramesh
Pages: 156
Year of Publication: 2009
Price: HB Rs 200, FB Rs 150
HB 978-81-8157-861-7 (9788181578617)
FB 978-81-8157-862-4 (9788181578624)

About the Author:
Reshma Ramesh was born on 20 April 1977 in Karnataka. She graduated from Bangalore University with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery in 2000. She wrote her first poem in August 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. She lives in Bangalore where she practises dentistry and continues writing poetry.


Daddy’s Darling

She blew five candles
On her cake, an angel
In a pink dress, hair
In little pigtails
Bound in pink ribbons

She was the apple
Of her daddy’s eye,
They had little
Secrets and stories,
Tiny, tattles and tizzies

He tucked her into
Bed every night
Kissed her forehead
As she slept,
Lovingly fondled
Between her legs.

Bittie body bruised,
Small soul soiled,
Little heart hurt,
Bambino bosom bled,
Dainty dreams dead.

Little one is scared,
It is all her fault
Or so she is told,
Daddy will not love her
If their playful
Secret is let out.

She bleeds inside,
Cannot play on the slide,
Childhood denied,
Crayons cast aside,
Daddy and demon coincide.

Terrified eyes open wide,
Home colder than winter tide,
Nightmares she cannot brush aside,
She has everything to hide,
Who the hell is on her side?

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