Why I write and What I Write

Something long pending, but never quite got around writing it.Wink

Whenever people hear that I write poems, their first reaction is that of a deep shock and surprise Open-mouthed. Not even in their wildest imagination, anyone would have thought so. And I don’t blame them, because I never thought I could write something meaningful Thinking.

One thing I never do is, talk about what has happened – be it yesterday or couple of years ago. Only a very few people actually know about it and I prefer that only a few only know about it. It’s not something that I want to say to all because it might change what people think about me Dont tell anyone. And at the same time, I am very much happy with letting people think what they want because I know what I am and that’s what matters most (ofcourse, there are certain people whom I trust, respect, care about whose opinion I value a lot and only to them, I tell about the past Happy) .

It is purely by accident that I realized I could write and due to certain incidents, I started writing Surprise. Initially it was purely to keep myself distracted from certain things and thoughts. Over time, I felt confident to publish them in a discussion forum, I frequented and that changed everything. I came into contact with a very good friend and an extremely talented poet, who through his writings inspired, educated and honed my “rather amateurish” writing .

As I started to experiment by writing more and with expert guidance from him, I gradually settled down to a form/style of writing that was very comfortable for me. But then I got stuck as to what to write. Then I decided to write what I wanted to say. I do not express or say my emotions to people, so what better way than to get them out as poetry.

To cut a rather long story, right now my writing falls broadly into 3 categories

  • What I feel – my emotions, thoughts and feelings.
  • What I see – movies, other people, other incidents etc…
  • What inspires/affects me – again from movies, music, real life incidents etc…

To a normal person, what I write may sound very random and lacking any meaning. Simply because they might not be comfortable in acknowledging certain inner emotions, which I am very comfortable in dealing with.

Yeah, if you don’t seem to understand my poetry, it’s ok, time will come when it will make perfect sense to you. Till then, keep reading while I continue writing Thumbs-up

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first breath
first words
first walk

you were there

day i read
day i wrote
day i drew
you were there

day i cried
day i smiled
you were there

day we fought
day we argued
day we sneaked away to that place
you were there

day i changed
day i grew
day i lied
day i wanted to talk
day i wanted to move
you were there

the day i lost my vision
day i became blind

you were there

you were there
watching me
helping me
teaching me
guiding me

day i left
you were there
tears rolling down the face
saddened heart weighed with hope
bidding farewell yet longing to stay

you were there

day i regained my sight
day i realised my folly
day i understood what it is to be loved
day i wanted to be with you


where are you???

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final passage

across the water
on a lonely spot
with the sky for company
water for a friend

he watches from this vantage point

day after day
week after week

watching them enter
to a world full of hope
ambitions unfulfilled
a world ruled by paper

watching them leave
leave behind memories
memories of a blissful life
weighed down with materialistic greed.

day after day
night after night
pendulum of balance swinging to the other side

minute after minute
hour after hour
pendulum of greed stuck to this side

he watches
he waits

day after day
week after week

burdened by the greed above
reaching out to none below

he waits

for the eternal strike to his final passage
across the lake to the other side

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Freedom – My Modification

the previous one was written by colin :) (another gr8 one m8)

i edited the last set of words

Freedom ….
To Speak ….
To Act ….
To Change ….

Freedom ….
To Speak …. Yet I Cannot
To Act …. Yet I Dare Not
To Change …. Yet I Will Not

Freedom ….
To Speak …. What I am Told
To Act …. By Whom I Am Told
To Change …. As I Am Told

Freedom ….
To Speak …. must be taken
To Act …. must be fought
To Change …. must be won
Never Re-Arrange without a fight
For Freedom is your right.

To Quote Colin on this mod

Interesting re-write of the last verse, I wrote it with the idea in mind that there is no hope for freedom and you have changed it so that hope is given.

Thank you :)

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Freedom ….
To Speak ….
To Act ….
To Change ….

Freedom ….
To Speak …. Yet I Cannot
To Act …. Yet I Dare Not
To Change …. Yet I Will Not

Freedom ….
To Speak …. What I am Told
To Act …. By Whom I Am Told
To Change …. As I Am Told

Freedom ….
To Speak …. An Illusion
To Act …. An Illusion
To Change …. An Illusion
Never Re-Arrange


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Seasons of Love

The first rush of love, like flowers that bloom
Seeing your lover can never be to soon
Everything’s growing, nothing stands still
All thoughts are happiness, nothing of ill
The light seems longer, darkness so short
Nothings too much trouble as favours you court.
You walk down the street hand in hand
Everything’s rosy in this beautiful land
The freshness of love like the first day of Spring
Knowing only happiness the future can bring

The summer of love when all things are bright
When the newness of love keeps you up all night
No subject to boring, nothing taboo
A future you’re making just for two
The height of the summer, the hottest of heat
Where you can only win, no thoughts of defeat
A blazing passion as hot as the sun
Slowly you blend, two becomes one
There in the distance, darkness rears
The first discontent brings you to tears

The feelings are changing, not so green and new
Tinged with colours as distrust grew
The days are much shorter, the nights so long
You search your mind for what went wrong
You spend more time sitting alone
watching the door, watching the phone
Knowing the fire you shared so long
Has dimmed and faded and nearly is gone
One more go to kindle the lust
Is greeted with caution and mistrust

No warmth in the sun, no warmth in your heart
As you stand at the door and watch love depart
your heart may be breaking but your tongue it is still
You’ve fought all you can. You no longer have the will
The darkness takes over, daylight retreats
You’ve come full circle, it’s over, complete
You sit in the cold, thoughts in your head
and climb the stairs to a lonely bed
thinking it’s over what’s done is done
again you realise that two becomes one


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Friend – this is for you

Once in a while, we meet SOMEONE –
Who makes us feel so good,
Who really seems to understand us,
In a way very few people could.

Mere words cannot describe
The many qualities you show,
The love and caring nature that
You share with those who know.

I close my eyes and what I see,
A FRIEND whom I so much adore;
A person who is beautiful,
Right down upto her soul.

Your softly spoken sentiments,
Your madness triggered temparaments,
Your sweet angelic smile,
All spread radiance across the miles.

The loving gestures that over the year –
We have shared; come quickly to my mind,
For always you’ve had a gentle word;
To calm and soothe I find.

YOU are more than just a friend,
YOU are a part of whatever I do,
YOU are SOMEONE, I will always be proud of,
A wonderful precious soul like YOU.

I struggle and I search to try
To find some words anew …
And yet I cannot capture
All the things that make you – “YOU”.

I shall therefore, confess that –
I cannot express it through any says.

But, may you simply know for now –
That, for miles to come & miles to go,
My love for YOU will grow more & more,
YOU have carved a niche in my memory lane,
So… deep in my heart YOU shall always remain.

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Slow Dance

got this from a place i visit. posted by a good friend :)

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.
Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.
Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,”Hi”
You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift….
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

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Always your Friend

Sometimes it’s hard to write the words
That you, my dear, should see.
Or say the things that you need to hear,
Or be as I should be.

You grow so fast and learn so much
It’s hard for me each day.
To say or do just what is best,
To help along the way.

Should I be silent or give advice
Should I answer yes or no
Should I have control – set many rules,
Or simply let you go

One thing is certain…I’ll make mistakes,
And some will seem hard to mend.
But if nothing else seems clear right now,
Know that you can always count on me as your friend

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Lighting your way

If I was one thing, I’d be a candle
Lighting the way so you can handle

Your life easier without woes
Not having to fight with your foes.

I’d help keep you from stumbling over
Things blocking your path to an open door.

If I light your path, life is easier,
Even strong winds, my light will not deter.

No matter what, I’m here for you
To cheer you up when you are blue.

Do not fret when times get tough,
If things look down or kind of rough.

Just remember, I’m always here,
In your heart, close and near.

I will help you out in every way,
Happiness and love in your heart will stay.

Don’t blow me out, that’s one request
Unless it’s me you do detest.

I do not try to hurt anyone
That isn’t good or any fun.

But one day you may leave me behind
You may no longer need my light to shine.

If that day comes, go on your way
And I will hope to see you again one day.

If one day, I don’t appear,
Do not worry, do not fear

I may be gone, but in your heart
The light I gave you did not depart.

It will be there forever and a day
To always bring happiness and light your way.

Farewell for now, I’m needed elsewhere
If your path grows dark, in your heart, I’m there.

So I’m really not gone, just not seen,
I would not leave, I’m not that mean.

Only one simple request that I must say,
Please, never forget those who lit your way.

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