Kumud Ranjan

(8th July / India)

Between Us then and now


It was time-
kids were we playing along with
Fearless we were, you my only pal
Between us was a bond of ignorance
Then we didn’t bother to think much
Both went to kindergarten smiling
Used to come in grimy uniforms
You’re my neighbor then
Our families shared good bonds even
Time passed, we were sent to school
We learnt geography, history and math
None troubled to teach us morals
Instead we were taught humanities
we children pitied the modern insanity
then between us was bond of knowledge
which elders won’t ever understand
for then we used to trust others
you went to college afterwards
I remained in the village instead
Our families now share no happiness
started showing how crooked they are
no laugh echo now in our hood
between us now hatred flow
one day you came but neglected me
as I’m worthless to thee
I was abashed, I was shattered
we feel nowadays agony and jealousy
between us now there is no divinity
you know my dear friend
now our eyes don’t meet
we don’t dare to kiss others
time had debarred us to have bliss
now between us
everything is lost
today we’re leaving the town for always
I know you will miss me lifelong
But you won’t dare to speak
We are no humans but devils
We don’t love anymore
Don’t feel anyway like blessed
We only pretend to be that
Between us
Now nothing exist
Still I feel you in breeze
See you still in unclear fog
almighty god blesses you
for you now I’m no more

Submitted: Friday, August 14, 2009

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  • Annabel Sheila (8/17/2009 7:14:00 AM)

    A very interesting life story. I felt the emptiness and dejection you wrote about. I think you did a good job writing this piece.

    Anna (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (8/16/2009 10:08:00 AM)

    a fine rhymes and diction with nice flow of words also in free verse form..lovely! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Shekhar Joshi (8/15/2009 10:40:00 AM)

    u have tried to forcefully rhyme........
    an example to site out........
    one day you came but neglected me
    as I’m worthless to thee........you have written the whole poem in modern english so the 'thee' looks all out of place......
    don't try to rhyme forcefully.....just concentrate on the theme and flow........thats what i will tell you.......

    nice work though...... (Report) Reply

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