Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Man Inside


The quest for a smile
Has led me through a thousand tears
And at the end of alleys of love
Lay many-a-heartbreaks

Yet it is life
That inspired the dawn of new poems
And captured restless thoughts
Like a new fire in an old fireplace

The illusions enticed the dreamer
As he saw beyond the green
And lost himself in a world
That made him an outcast in this one…

But, he saw time
And felt it to be a time like no other
Stood still…
And like he is. The sea is. The sky is.

The man that should have been
Yet ain’t… The man inside
Whom I lost in my vain quest to belong
That always ended in trysts with loneliness

7 comments:

A GIFTED SISTER said...

Mr Ritayan,
Do you know this is the first poem of your for which i need no explanation..i understand each and every word of its..it sounds like ur autobiography..this is a good work..and what i want to learn from it is:
But, he saw time
And felt it to be a time like no other
Stood still…
And like he is. The sea is. The sky is

i wanna be like this:)

Pranav Bhalla said...

probably the best way to end 'the saga'..??
ur life has taken a new dimension now..
the sky above u has changed.. listen to the sea.. it sings for you now..
its time..
now the poet comes out..
shining he is.. the sun he is.. the moon he is..
(Manager, maybe that too he is.. ;)

Ady said...

I think your biggest quality is to bring all the nature's elements into your words and then make them vanish in a jiffy, getting you inner self out in the poem like few others can...
Expression has no boundaries, and you qualify every bit to this criteria...

Apeksha said...

u were right...its beautiful...every line...every word....a sea of thoughts...give a the reader a small little world to lose oneself in...how do you do this?what's the alchemy behind your ink?"The illusions enticed the dreamer
As he saw beyond the green
And lost himself in a world
That made him an outcast in this one…" this one's unthinkable...i love it all...great work...really great...donno what to say...just...keep writing

Kabya said...

You express yourself so very wonderfully...its really a pleasure to read your musings and relate it to one's self...thanks for this wonderful poem...

Anonymous said...

wah dude..

semanti said...

Like a new fire in an old fireplace......amongst the many others....had to pick up this and mention its simple beauty....the poem's just too intricately beautiful.....well-turned verse..worth a read....