Monday, 15 May 2017

A Smudged Reflection

And he stood still in front of the mirror,
His eyes intoxicated –
Feet trembling beneath to stand upright;
Not able to sleep for several nights, he remained buried
Over the dense thoughts, hidden from the cruel world,
Eyes burdened with pain, blurred and immeasurable,
The ghoul of his mirror laughs at his anguish,
Seeping though the veins and ponder with his soul.

He sees her crimson eyes, penetrating the drape,
Reflecting an image, a hollow being; too late to be repentant,
Never had he ever tried to see his devastating self,
A shadow he has become of the past,
Followed and tortured –
And his destined roads became vague,
For guilt complimented the paths, persuaded by thriving pain,
Lost in silent thoughts, he grieved for what remained.

And in the silence of the night he hears her name,
The breeze blows to his ears, haunting him with memories,
Shattering the core; a fraction he always wished to erase –
Drowning in a sea of despair, he seeks a companion 
But no hands held him, no whispering consolation,
A strange feeling swept over, destroying the veil,
And he stood in front of the mirror, staring –  
For how long, he never knew…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Can We Say Goodbye?



And these strange infusion of emotions within the heart
Screams often, in one single beat of the pulse,
To a thought that travels somewhere back in time,
Where we met, the first time indeed;
A thought that had your soothing embrace
For greeting the long years of togetherness,
And a kiss to end the day, smiling all along,
Happy eyes fixed on the waving hand, a silent gesture,
And a wish within our hearts to meet again,
Yes! That was how we said goodbye.

Now with the flowing time and passing years
Some thoughts became memories, patterns end as desires,
People change; I know they do, for nothing is constant,
But never thought it would be you, as we finally meet once more,
Yet again these memories linger in the deepest corner of the mind
Conveying their regards to the new strangers;
For we passed by each other like there was nothing,
Eyes met just once, no smiles greeted, no soothing embrace,
Just a thought struck the maze, lost in the past days of broken ties,
Have we said our goodbyes?

Some stories have frozen so deep, so cold,
No flames could melt these painful ends –
A world of despair confines the shattered heart,
Because some “forever” never lasts;
And as you walked past me, a stranger, I see no expressions,
The charming face tell no tales now, just a blank vision,
As forsaken tears have paved a lonely cold presence,
And some memories have betaken the frailties  
For now there are no more tears left to cry,
Only a silent desire, for once, can we say our final goodbye?