I thought I saw you today
Behind the seat by the window pane,
The bus was running like a wild mad beast-
I thought I saw you stumble,
You were busy gathering your thoughts
On text messages and screen shots,
Emoji and cartoons flowing through
I never saw you smile though.
What happened to your twinkling eyes?
To your laughter full of mischief?
Did you loose your sanity to the smoke and dust?
Did you fail to hold trust?
You were hiding behind your sunglasses
Disgust and pain taunting your face,
Weekends and holidays lost their charm
Flower and skull imprinted on your arm.
I thought I saw you muttering along
No one heard no one cared;
I was afraid to ask you again-
“What’s going in your mind?”
You called me a fool and a complete nuisance!
I never dared again.
I thought I was shy for the third time,
Dreamy eyes glazed with emotion,
I was so close this time
But you never looked up.
When the sun fades the moon shines;
But they cannot cross the line
Drawn by fate yet so far
How long will I have to wait?
The bus stopped and the ground shattered,
I thought I saw you look up,
But you surrendered again to the white ray
The bus ran and left me behind
Alone at dusk, the end of another day.
“FOOL JUST GOT EMOTIONAL”
Sannyasi Raja (author) from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on August 28, 2020:
Abhik Mukherjee on August 28, 2020:
Nice to read and enjoyed when I tried to recite
Ankita B on August 23, 2020:
Truly fascinating. It was a wonderful read.
Guest on August 23, 2020:
Liked this poetry.
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 23, 2020:
really intriguing, well worth a slow read. Thanks.