Monday, May 24, 2010

Futile Expectations


The light shone out…
A defiant challenge to the envelope of darkness…
As, the car cuts through the silence
Speeding towards an unknown destination

The mind races keeping pace…
Forming, destroying and re-forming images…
A bated breath anticipation…a barely concealed desperation…
An endless wait…to meet you

The flowers have to be mauled…
To capture its perfume
Destroying its existence, in order to preserve its essence
In our manic obsession for immortality

A mesh of complicated electronic pathways…
Sealed our friendship
Spanning distances…and human boundaries
Like a soaring eagle seeking to embrace the sun…

Sharing fears and hidden tears…
My memories flood the cobwebs of my mind…
As, I look at the slice of overcast sky through my windscreen
My journey continues…to meet you.

A shared defiance…
And, daring to be different
While the world threatens to overrun us
We do well, just to survive

And, after ages…and countless phone calls…
I come back…and the endless wait promises to end
I seek to meet you…but now you are busy…
With your appointment with eternity…it’s too late

6 comments:

Apeksha said...

"The flowers have to be mauled…
To capture its perfume
Destroying its existence, in order to preserve its essence
In our manic obsession for immortality" its simplicity touches very deeply....i love the little subtleties of life that u employ in your work....its beautiful lies in these not so obvious things about our lives...good..keep writing

CASU Wood said...

I loved it!

rainsongstress said...

i forgot..i had read this one..just dint comment...its beautiful as always...most importantly..very powerful and strong!..i love it..<3

mythoughts said...

I wish I could write even a sentence like you.. You are truly great.

semanti said...

This was "WRITTEN EMOTION"....may be this time i just can't seem to express how much this has moved me....wonderful...well-turned...very very touching...

Anonymous said...

nice poem, I like it!