Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Stranger

NOTE : I'm not a poet. Never really have been. But I wrote this a long time ago when my best friend and I came so close to not knowing each other anymore. We were fighting. I was hurt, but not ready to admit it. And I just wrote this down in ten minutes and saved it on blogger. Haven't posted some story on blogger for some time, so I've posted this today. Please share your feedbacks! :)



This is where we stand today,
Strangers on the cross-roads where we first met.
I would have had regrets,
But who hurts over the absence of a stranger?

But then I'm on my way again,
And I look back just once,
To see you looking back at me one last time,
Before you set out again.

And then the memories of that stranger I once knew,
Come back to me with every step I take,
Knowing that we're probably treading the same paths,
The ones we chose to walk together,
But the same ones that we aren't.

But I know better than to stop,
I know better than to hold on,
Because the roads are going to change,
The crossroads are going to come our way,
And once again I will see you,
And once again I will bid farewell to thee Stranger,
With a glance that ignites the memories,
The ignition of memories that cannot be forgotten.

For it doesn't matter how old we are,
For it doesn't matter where we are,
For I know that stranger standing at that cross-road.

And you are the stranger I've always known...

11 comments:

Priyanka Banerjee said...

You may not be a poet, but your poem is still very good. Loved how you expressed your anguish. also, since you mentioned the story behind the poem, I was able to appreciate it much more.
Awesome :)

nil said...

Holy mother of god!
Shivangi Sud. This was..YOU echoing my thoughts. no I'm not even kidding.
It's a beautiful poem, Shiv. It's something..or vrather the kinds that ring in your head no matter how far you go.
It's beautiful shiv, save this one. Please.

Joyee Bhattacharya said...

That was really good!
And,If that's you're first attempt on poetry (Which I am pretty sure about is not) its super cool!
Awesome.
I love the poem!
I myself am a budding writer and have started out by writing my own blog. And,this poem just inspired me to post some of my poems which are hidden and locked up in my drawer! :-D

Splatters Of Ink said...

Thank You all! :)

Defiant Princess said...

lovely poem!
and adorable blog background :)

Cheers!
Defiant Princess
http://khanvibes.blogspot.com/

Splatters Of Ink said...

Thank You =)

Meher S B said...

If that is the first attempt you've made at poetry, then, damn, you'd grow to be one hell of a poet. It was very good.

Splatters Of Ink said...

Not the first.. but the second.

Thank You! =)

UjjwalRaaj said...

This is brilliant. "Who hurts over the absence of a stranger?" Wonderful!

Splatters Of Ink said...

Thank You.

aakash said...

nice read..