Irusu #AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo

Irusu
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In my little shell,

I choose to stay.

For I’m afraid now,

Of what the world has to say.


There was a time,

When I wasn’t this way.

My secrets, my fears I always shared,

But then my trust was betrayed.


My joys and sorrows,

I chose to share.

I thought of better tomorrows,

Because you were there. 


I trusted though,

I found it hard.

But you proved,

That I shouldn’t have trusted at all.


Trust once broken,

Can never be fixed.

So if you try knocking,

At my door again,

That door is always closed now,

And I’m never home! 


Irusu :ย  pretending to be out or not at home when somebody comes by your house

Language : Japanese


I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and the National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) . I’m trying to weave poems around unusual words or words from other languages that are just beautiful.

7 responses to “Irusu #AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo”

  1. Roshan says:

    Ah.. so there is a name for this too… basically everything I do has a name!

  2. Ruchi Nasa says:

    Whatโ€™s so good about coming here each day is that you learn a new word too! And your poetry is always a delight.

  3. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Irusu!! The word reminded me of that scene in the movie, Despicable Me, when Edith and her sisters come to sell cookies at Gru’s home and he pretends he isn’t in, speaking as an answering machine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What a fascinating word! I personally love the sound of it. Indeed trust when broken is difficult to mend.

  5. Leo says:

    Beautiful flow to the poem, Reema! And I agree with the last verse. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Soumya says:

    This is something I need to learn and interpret! ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. wow! loved the poem! beautiful

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