When I was a nobody,
you walked in to be somebody,
my life was going no where,
don't know why you wanted to share,
love luck or money I had very few,
and you came out of the blue,
my night is long and I know why,
walk away or you'll just cry..
but you walked with me...
when I didnt have a penny,
those days were really funny
walking into a restaurant was easy,
it's the price list that made me queasy,
walked out quietly, head hung low,
promising some-day i 'll show,
standing in front of a big mall,
and eating by the road-stall
still you walked with me...
when i didn't have a job to pay bills,
those winters of silent chills,
that scooter without a back rest holder,
and you clutched on to my shoulder,
the ride long and winding,
getting lost and then finding,
but then one day when it broke down,
I was kicking but you didn't frown
and you walked with me...
the local trains were jammed,
you got jostled and rammed,
the rickshaws wouldn't oblige,
night shows and the fights,
the bus was always late,
getting a seat together wasn't my fate,
I stood hanging by the bar,
your eyes moist like twinkling star,
your soft smile and that little sob,
kept me going every day,
and you walked with me...
the day i decided to leave,
to make my dream weave,
the packings were silent,
the smiling goodbyes were diligent,
the tear drops asked me to stay,
the lips never parted,but the eyes gave it away,
the walk into the plane was long,
but I had to be strong,
away I went over the seven seas,
leaving behind my treasure of memories,
and you walked with me...
many moons had passed away,
I sat by the same subway,
as the trains rushed by,
the strangers asked me why,
I would've jumped on the track
but a hand held me back,
It rained hard that evening,
as I looked up in the sky,
I saw you crying and saying..
I ll always walk with you...
Gyanban thoughts - Revenir means come back in French.Often time we keep waiting for the right moment,only to realize later that the wonderful moments we spend together..were the ones to be cherished..sometimes in life we forget the price we have to pay for our dreams..
:-) Speechless! It touches your heart and soul.This one is surely coming from the innermost core.ReplyDelete
I loved it. :) A thought well expressed. Many moons had passed away.. ummmReplyDelete
Glad you tweeted this. lovely verse.
am glad you liked it.:-)ReplyDelete
super poem buddy :)ReplyDelete
sigh..!! mmuummiiiee.. ppl are making me feel so inferior to them with poems.. and i thot poems were my forte :(
I do think you write pretty well...ReplyDelete
Wow! Such a beautiful and poignant expression. Liked it! :)ReplyDelete
that was beautifully.... really intense....call it a strange coincidence or whatever... i posted a poem I had written for someone long back and then I read yours... but yeah its just amazing... i cud feel the emotion in every word you have writtenReplyDelete
Tavish: Latest blog postTo the live that once was...
man...I am speechless...and got goosebumps...lovely poem man....ReplyDelete
Am glad you connected buddy.thanks.ReplyDelete
it is so touching... so beautifully sad...ReplyDelete
words cannot explain how deeply I felt while reading it...
Oh My MAN!!! This is Amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot Rajalakshmi...am glad you connected. I wrote this for the scores of people who are just running...and forget to stop a moment and realise what they are running for?ReplyDelete
Did it remind you of your race ? Or are you the lucky few who made the right choice?ReplyDelete
"the lips never parted,but the eyes gave it away,.."ReplyDelete
Aaah really if we could all understand the language of love in time!
Gyanban you have really penned a story, that is close to mine and may be of many more, in such a soul-stirring way!
Relishing every read at ur blog!!
I think you got it - this is a story in the form of poetry,if I may call it. I am glad you connected...ReplyDelete
Very soul stirring Rontu... almost a visual... enjoyed every bit of it.... keep penning...ReplyDelete
surprised and happy to see you here..here's a warm welcome.ReplyDelete
Really a good one. One must be very lucky to have someone walk with you anywhere and everywhere. "the lips never parted,but the eyes gave it away'.......I just loved this awful expression of real love...good one.ReplyDelete
Yes oldmonk some need to be very lucky to realize what you have is precious..than what you chase...thanks,am glad you liked it.ReplyDelete
simply so wonderful and heart touching poetry...lovely composition...thnx for visiting my blog :)ReplyDelete
Thanks and am glad you liked it. !ReplyDelete
Great stuff! Very touching....ReplyDelete
Thanks Corinne...am glad you liked it.ReplyDelete
I totally loved this poem! Its been a long time I have read one conveying clear expression and thoughts... It touched a chord somewhere :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for dropping in my blog... do revisit :-) Will cherish your feedback..
These lines are a journey through times for an ordinary person and his ordinary life,with extra-ordinary moments which he realizes only when it is too late...ReplyDelete
am glad it resonated somewhere...
u have me floored with every post of yours! when are you gonna publish your own novel??? :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Rachel, you are being generous. Appreciate it.ReplyDelete
Tugs at your heart n soul.. BeautifulReplyDelete