Pratishtha Khattar is a writer/poet based in New Delhi, India. She is a romance junkie, tea-lover, full-time dreamer and passionate about the power that words yield. She has been featured across various magazines like Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, and Femina. She publishes her poetry and prose under the pen name of Paradox and Metaphors on Instagram and Wordpress.
I’m held at gunpoint
and asked to kneel before their ideals.
A carcass of dreams sits at my feet
while I smell cannon fired at the misfits.
I am a casualty of society,
a silent defeat.
But today I stand up to their eyes,
my bulletproof armor in vice.
I am the rainbow that brewed in storms.
Warriors evolve from victims,
and if they trigger the fight tonight,
I promise to bring them war.
Get in touch, or swing by for a cup of coffee.