For the girl who chased shadows...

Hey, look at our shadows
Do they look happy?
No, they don't, right?
Or may be they do...


But my shadow looks thinner, hai na?
And an inch or two taller, than I am.

O My hair! It looks like a tree...I hate that.
And you look like a tower.


And this is mischievous yaa'!
You look closer to me there, than you are.
It looks like we are holding hands or something like that.
But we aren't, right?

As we walk into the light
Our shadows dissolve in it
I turn to find you by my side
And see you're not here...
PS: I was sitting alone on that table for two…that sultry afternoon, after a tired day. Sitting alone, not staring at people for a change. I was looking out of the window. At the setting sun from among the leaf-less branches of a tree. I must have had a distant look in my eyes. I wasn’t where I was. So people smiled at me, did I look insane for average human standards?

I had a cup of tea. That couldn’t quench my quest for warmth. I got another. When I left the table, I neatly arranged the two empty cups, and it looked like two people had been sitting there, and talking about life.

15 comments:

anirudh said...

wow

Smruti Ranjan said...

bahut sahi bola..

cups talking..
u see life and love everywhere.

--xh-- said...

shadows... have lot to talk abou them.. will save it for a chat...

and the cups... kind of left me with a half emptiness... may be coz I have done it...

The Gamer said...
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The Gamer said...

A lot can happen over coffee!! so try coffee nxt time.

Nice one!!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

I loved your write up after the poem. Not that i didnt like the poem but i could relate to the write up in a lot of ways...

Payal said...

sahi hai yaar .. lol

Matangi Mawley said...

loved the poetry! was beautiful!

wildflower said...

@ anirudh
yea..i get that wow!

@ Smruti
Do i? U wud knw better ;)

@ Anoop
u get a deja vu wen u talk to me :D

@ the gamer
ty..ty!

@ raaji
the poem?
I stare at shadows, i chase them and end up nowhere. And whenevr i m walking alone and am lukin at my own shadow, i make a silent wish that someday there would be my soul-mate/alter-ego walking right beside, holding hands. And this poem about his shadow & mine, about our shadow...

@ payal
LoL?

@ matangi mawley
thanx :)

shooting star said...

nice.....

The Wandering Hermit said...

I know that feeling all too well of being alone in a crowd somewhere far far away...

lovely piece of writing.. quite charmed by the exactness of the placing of the 2 mugs.. (one needs to be oh so very precise in such things doesn't one!! )

my inner world said...

that was a cool one !!!
fantastic

pankajunk said...

poetic soul you are. ahhh its THAT age, pining for companionship eh?

slipperythoughts said...

i'm a big fan of ur writing babes! u neva fail to 'wow' me wid every post..kudos!

wildflower said...

m so glad :)
tnx :)