Sunday, 10 March 2013

Just say it!




No, I am not alone, physically, for you are sitting by me.

Eyes locked in the bleeping images of screen,

keyboard and phone taking turns to keep your fingers busy.

Sometimes a cursory glance comes my way, deflects, unable to pierce the orb.

My eyes trying to engage yours in a dialogue, manage a languid monologue.


No I am not alone, a drop that blurs my sight, sits on my lashes briefly,

listens to my silent soliloquy, before giving in to gravity,

Too heavy to bear the load, I so callously put on its delicate shoulders.


No, I am not alone, when you go to sleep, fatigued, waiving a wordless goodnight.

Moon meanders through the window pane, sits beside.

With his silvery hands in mine, we weave together night.

till it’s time to go beyond the fence of dawn,

Many such woven nights I tucked away in the drawer.

…may be some day you open it by chance…


I know you love me, but push aside any worthless emotion.

Urgencies of life, hardly assign time to wasteful demonstration.

Seed of love that lies dormant in a recess of heart, still has life.

Before moulds of mundane eat away that seed, touch the cheeks for reasons holier than need.

Before eagle of time swoops away our chance, hold my hand, let’s relive that romance.

Say you love me before this void becomes our fate. Say, say it before it’s too late.

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40 comments:

  1. Before moulds of mundane eat away that seed, touch the cheeks for reasons holier than need.


    loved the lines and the poem

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  2. Urgencies of mundane life mercilessly stop the seed of love from sprouting. Beautiful poetry ... so captivating ... so enchanting.

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  3. Wow ... the lyrics played in my mind like a beautiful song ... I loved the rhythm, specially in the last few lines ... good one !!!

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    1. Thank you Amrit, I couldn't keep my love for rhyming away for long, so it appeared in the end.

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  4. well...today's competitive life snatches away romance out ! Biggest fact of Indian urban life in a poem ! Amazing creation ! great to have discovered your blog !

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  5. Meenakshi, this is a poem full of emotions. It truly lays bare the emotions hidden under the folds of the heart!!
    Life's bitter truth depicted sooooo beautifully !!

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  6. This is quite the emotional tug of love... Beautifully delivered. ;-)
    Eliz

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  7. Wow! wonderful poem Meenakshi! I loved the flow of words in this poem!
    The last stanza is superb! :)

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  8. simply superb Meenakshi, brilliantly captured yearnings of the heart in a busy world where time is priceless and pricey too!!

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    1. In this mad rush of life, relationships are often the first causality. Either we ignore them or take them for granted. Communication is the lifeline of any relationship. Flow of words ensure that blood of vitality flow through relationships.

      Thanks Reshma!

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  9. The loneliness,the desire for change comes out beautifully in your poem--the end gives succor that it is only a difference of perspective & not lack of affection.

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    1. Sometimes it only that we start take people and relationships for granted. We never get to know when inertia seeped into relations and made them dull.

      Thanks Ma'am.

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  10. I know you love me, but push aside any worthless emotion.

    Urgencies of life, hardly assign time to wasteful demonstration.

    Seed of love that lies dormant in a recess of heart, still has life.

    Before moulds of mundane eat away that seed, touch the cheeks for reasons holier than need.

    Before eagle of time swoops away our chance, hold my hand, let’s relive that romance.

    Say you love me before this void becomes our fate. Say, say it before it’s too late.

    beautiful.....

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    1. Thanks a lot! I am glad it is worked for you.

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  11. This could very well be any modern couple or other relationship! Wonderfully put!

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    1. This is a usual story of many relationships today. Alas! Important things in life not being given due importance.

      Thanks for reading, Roshni!

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  12. true portrayal of a longing heart

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    1. Thanks Cifar for reading and appreciating.

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  13. hey i have added you on google followers, add my site too......... thanks

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  14. Wow its almost a song. English pop singers can hire you as a lyricist Meenakshi.

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    1. Thank you so much. These is really encouraging.

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