The poem Superficial, written by Shambhavi Deshpande, is the result of some nightly thoughts. In these moments you can feel solitude.

About Shambhavi

Shambhavi started publishing her poems at the beginning of 2017. On her Instagram profile, you can find several of her poems. She lives in Goa (India) and writes because she feels the need to hold on to things (memories).

Her motto:

“I like to rebel in the most beautiful way possible.”

About the poem

In her poem, Shambhavi uses some interesting combinations. She combines deep metaphors with common used (or modern day) phrases. This shows that there is a need for an exploration of the way we see relationships. It’s those 3 am thoughts that makes one realize what we really are. The message she brings forward:

“Our relations and happiness is superficial, fake.”



A city of smiles.
A home of hope.
A chant of unison.
One for all, All for one.
We laugh we cry we drink. “To love! To life!”
We kiss, we love, we obey we defy
“Oh! Get a room!”
“Bros before hoes”
#besties #love #family #squadgoals
When you close your eyes you don’t see it.
You don’t see the pictures you clicked,
The comments and the likes
The vows and promises
The romance or the bromance
You see the darkness

It’s always easy to snap out of superficial relations
To be engulfed by the constant,
The 3 am loneliness

Shambhavi Deshpande

Article Name
How nightly thoughts can lead to a poem about relationships
Publisher Name
The Ministry of Poetic Affairs
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