Friday, May 22, 2009

Kite runner

Pliant
Silent
Kaleidoscopic
Round and round
The threads spin
Overlapping
Vicious
Sparkling.
A hundred piled on.
Churning
Waiting
For a hundred more
Dizzy in anticipation.

Old memories
Away from sight
Frayed, yellow
And still potent.
I stumbled on one today:
Me and you
Years ago
And all that stood with us.
Like a stranger
Sneaking up
On a couple in love -
Unwelcome
Unwanted
Unknown.
It wasn't that far back in time:
And yet all that stood with us
Now stands between.
You’re still the face I love:
And yet -
So many new expressions
Like a new language
Learnt on the sly
While I sulked.
Who sleeps beside me tonight?
Friend, spouse, father:
Or stranger?
A conversation of breaths -
All ragged peaks and unending abyss.
We talked of conquering mountains
And swimming the seas -
How did the plains wear us out?
Time refuses to turn back:
Adamant
Like proverbs and my mother’s sayings.
And if time won’t stop to heal,
Will you?

9 comments:

preetischronicle said...

I had to read it twice over to understand it. beautiful.

In love with my life said...

"We talked of conquering mountains
And swimming the seas -
How did the plains wear us out?"
...story of our lives.

NM,it is beautiful.

Sujatha said...

The plains are deceptive. They look like they are easy, but their sole purpose is to prepare you for the mountains and the seas. Hugs.

Sands said...

Lovely post NM. I totally agree with one of the comments. I agree with Sujatha that the plains are totally deceptive only because you least expect it. Hugs to you!

dipali said...

This is so true, and so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

beautiful poetry. It is poignant, true and smarting.

Anonymous said...

beautiful poetry. It is poignant, true and smarting.

Best wishes,
Anjali

VJ said...

Beautiful.. really touching !!!

choxbox said...

biyootiful. and suj's comment rounded it off perfectly.