Thursday, March 06, 2008

Staring

Sitting before me with a blank stare
Barely alive, barely aware

I’ve known him for years
But we just met
But the silence grows thicker with every breath
What can I say to this man who betrayed me?
A man I thought I knew as someone who understood me

I have never felt such cold hate before
Such decisive resentment,
Such anger, before
It burns in his eyes like a cold, black fire
As the screams grow louder outside the door

This was my last chance at salvation and peace
To come to terms with these devils and beasts
Whose shadows flutter across the floor
From the light that beckons from under the door.

Twisted is he, old and grey
The oblivious youth has given way
Forgotten innocence has paved the way
For the frigid fury I sit before today

He will not move
He will not leave
No matter how I wind and weave
Through the million promises I have sworn to keep
And the shattered oaths that lie at my feet

He stares on as the screams grow ever louder
The air grows thick with smoke and powder
How can he hold my reigns this tight?
And why have I never found the courage to fight?

It seems I knew him little or not at all
Even less now that he sits in this mirror on the wall

6 comments:

Sriram Viswanathan said...

Its kinda scary...

Abhijit Chanda said...

hehehehe thanks man, i'll take that as a compliment

Abhineet said...

i do not like this poem, because of what it says isn't true..isn't true for me atleast.. My other has many faces, my other is a schizophrenic in his own right..

I'm on a plain, I can't complain

Abhijit Chanda said...

Well, at least you have a reaction. I'm glad you do. Of course, perspectives are always personal, and this is one of mine. But what matters is, whether you relate to it or not, it has brought forward thoughts of your inner self, how it behaves and influences you and those around you. Assuming I have brought forward those thoughts from my poem, however inaccurate, I feel I have made a difference. Thank you once again

karishma said...

very very beautifully written.
it may not be true about you but it shows the conflict beautifully.
you are a wonderful guy.. keep smiling

Abhijit Chanda said...

thank you so very much hon. i'm gld you like it.