So many people…

a poem by Aparna Gopalakrishnan

So many people, so many dreams.
So many hopes, like ants they crawl.
Each one trying to cross the seams,
To cross to reality beyond dreams, to haul.
In every eye a glimmer of desire,
and each desire bring tears and ire.
Tears they hide behind a veil called courage,
though within does anger, rage.
Like a volcano they remain,
now calm, but if they erupt, what will remain?