Saturday, January 19, 2008

Let's walk a few miles


Here is a mud strewn path
An arc of emerald keeping away the summer sun
A lost kitten crying fear
Pebbles of life’s dreams strewn around
Do not tread on them my friend
Hold my hand
And let us walk a few miles..

Speak ….for words, they say can sing
Tell me the story of unborn hopes
Meanwhile
Peal the first of a thousand masks from your face
Let me see you, just you
Garish backdrop of life and world should go
My eyes need to travel each crevice of your skin
Find the hidden sonnets of your being
Let’s walk a few miles my friend..

Yesterday a myna prayed to the sky
That she be left alone to sing any tuneless song
For she wants the joy of her heart to be free of any fetters
She follows us as we walk
To add her story to yours while you stammer truths
There is no struggle, no fights
When you walk this path
No fear of survival and strength needed

Past never catches up unless you sit and wait on a rock
Tomorrow is at the end of a green tunnel
Feel the mud under your feet
This is today, all we are allowed to live
Take a sip of mineral water from the plastic bottle
Your parched throat when quenched
Will tell you this is now and you are alive
Keep walking, each step will tell you a new tale

Your sweat smells of fear in this winter mist
I can’t help the faint smile that flash in my eyes
How do I tell you this is just the beginning?
And you give up all for holding those masks firm on your face
Leave the rivulets of sad stories and blame behind
Shed those fancy shoes of yours
Yours you say is too big for me and mine will bite you!
Have the bare skin under your feet touch the raw red mud
And let us walk few miles thru the middle of this earth












5 Comments:

Anonymous J said...

wish i could walk with her... simply beautiful... lookforward to more

January 24, 2008 at 3:47 AM  
Anonymous Mita said...

Keep writing.... what were you doing all these years????

January 24, 2008 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger rohan said...

i read three of your poems and loved all of them.
so true to life.

April 7, 2008 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger rohan said...

i read three of your poems and loved all of them.

April 7, 2008 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger sahyadri said...

thanks Rohan...

April 7, 2008 at 11:34 AM  

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