Wednesday, November 12

A dark (k)night

As the moon lies awake all night,
I rise to give it company;
We talk about numerous things,
As it gazes amorously at me.

Why dogs bark all night,
Why lone riders zoom away,
Why streetlights stay on,
Why stars twinkle as bright as day.

Why breaths don’t pause,
Why lovers chat all night long,
Why mice scamper through doorways,
Why snores resound like a gong.

Why quilts stay warm,
Why the radio sings on,
Why sleepers doing somersaults
Don’t fall down.

The moon was mute as I ranted questions silly,
“Come now baby”, she said, “what’s the worry?”

I smiled at the wisdom of the queen of dusk,
Her words so soft, perfumed with musk.

It was true, I admit, that I had had a fight,
A fight over egos, a fight about who’s right.
A fight coz love’s inadequate,
A fight coz trust is misplaced,
A fight coz peace and care are gone,
A fight coz affection’s erased.

That don’t mean it’s easy, that don’t mean you move on,
It means sleepless nights, and teary, ugly dawn.

As the moon hugs me with its twilight and kisses my head,
I pray to God, and go to bed.

It’s been 2 hours as I strolled pensively,
120 minutes as I weep defensively.

I still can’t sleep, but there’s something I know,
God’s with me in a million ways,
And I know there will be a new tomorrow...

Keep the faith!

Love,
Lonely Princess

7 comments:

fritz! said...

Well written.... You have captured the sentiments properly.

My favourite stanza is as follows:

It was true, I admit, that I had had a fight,
A fight over egos, a fight about who’s right.
A fight coz love’s inadequate,
A fight coz trust is misplaced,
A fight coz peace and care are gone,
A fight coz affection’s erased.

Keep writing... Cheers !

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Sourav said...

Congrats about the Sify thing...

I already commented twice on this from the account that was logged in on this computer without confirming whether I was logged into it and therefore I wouldn't comment on this post again.... BTW, I really liked the poem that you had posted and then deleted because you didn't want to post two poems, one after the other.

Understandable though I don't mind that at all. Anyhow, keep writing. Cheers!!!

Lonely Princess said...

Thanks for ur honest and timely comments, Sourav. Really appreciate it!

About the poem, I'll post it sometime this or next week for the rest. Dint want to bug you wonderful readers with the same type/format/stuff again and again repetitively!

Thanks! keep writing!

Lonely Princess said...

By the way, about that Sify thing, I don't quite undstd...

Anyone mind explaining in simple terms what it means???

I'm a dumb little girl :-(

Sharath Hegde said...

I checked it on their website but dint find your post... may be its an advertise :)

previously u had ur post published in shaadi.com i guess.. thats great thing for a blogger i guess...

Sibi said...

First of all congrats for the Indian Idol thing.I don't know wat it is but surely its something gr8.U geting rewarded for such beautiful poems n such lovely posts.All the very best.