Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wish of the Silverfish

Back and forth he moved in solitude.
Traveling to distant lands across different plains;
Visiting various moments on his mind’s terrain.
He galloped across pages and broke some spines,
As he sat reclined on his rocking chair.

Riding on his iris he journeyed over the words,
Chapters turned into milestones as he crossed them one by one.
Folding ears of pages and imprisoning verses within quotes;
That spoke to him in person and rekindled his soul,
He moved ahead with the promise he’ll return one day.

He traversed without deviating or taking diversions
Cos the night seemed like a long and never ending road,
Without any speed limits or STOP signboards.
And this fuelled his desire to reach the book’s end
Before the beginning of a brand new day.

A stranger to slumber and insomnia’s escort,
He sought the company of the residents on his bookshelf.
All the way through, from one dawn to the next dawn;
Though momentary, in that neighborhood he found solace.
It kept him away from the fake and hyped scenarios of the real world.

Wine, weed and love he had tried but it just couldn’t suffice,
It only made him sink deeper without giving a chance to survive.
The company of people, at times, left him with regrets.
Cos their part-of-the-herd thoughts weren’t of his interests.
Even in a crowd he was alone, standing out, standing tall over his pedestal of ideology.

Finally, he had found the company he always longed for.
Now he placed his last wish before the creator with a thankful heart.
“If only we were to fall apart, let it not be before death.
And even after that try to separate us not,
Kindly turn my soul into a bookmark’.






19 comments:

Nandhini said...

Riding on his iris he journeyed over the words

This is wat ur works are all about
subtle yet intense usage of words to describe scenarios

And all this is about a silver fish??!!

BOWS !!!

Sashu... said...

“If only we were to fall apart, let it not be before death.
And even after that try to separate us not,
Kindly turn my soul into a bookmark’.

such a beautiful write charlie...hvnt read one like diz for ages!!!! simply amazing!!!

loved de imagination... a bow to de maestro!!! :)

vEENs said...

ohhh...how i lov this..

u r a bookworm :)

this is for a herd of people like us...who find solace in the pages of someone elses story :)

whata beautiful wish...to written as a bookmark :)

Beautiful indeed :)

kamna said...

marvel..
ye a gem..
trust me..

smriti said...

OMG!!! i was stunned to read this one eddy....this is terrific work...last para was amazin...yet sad...n i do pray tht ur wish comes true...amen

Winnie the poohi said...

how sweeet!

Love the last line!!!

Amber Light said...

you have captured my soul here. Books can substitute people completely and are in fact superior. I am thinking of making this my anthem now. Thank you!

Shal said...

Brillinat is the word !!!!

Priyanka Khot said...

Wow!

I mean I really truly do wish to become a bookmark in my next birth. And you turned by wish into a poem. Thanks :-)

Dolly Singh said...

Aha! an avid reader, a book lover, can really relate to this write of yours..I do for one!
Loved the way you have crafted this one.. expression,language,skill,finesse all there!
Good work Charlie!

Priyanka Khot said...

How come only gurls are commenting on ur blog... ahem ahem :P

"THE BARD WHO DOESNT HAVE TO TRY TOO HARD" said...

"Finally, he had found the company he always longed for.
Now he placed his last wish before the creator with a thankful heart.
“If only we were to fall apart, let it not be before death.
And even after that try to separate us not,
Kindly turn my soul into a bookmark’."

wow!!..wat imagination n narration esp these lines..superb dude..

vandana said...

:) nice...

a bit different from ur usual style..the sentences r longer n the word usage is more profound..which only adds to the charm...

as usual..an imaginative n novel treatment to the theme..being a booklover cudnt agree more with u on this one :)

cheers..:)

Anonymous said...

u R sure a meverick
Chris

Pretty Me!! said...

marvelous write dear !! glad i came here :) ... u r jz amazing n getting better at it !!! loved ds one :D

Manu 'Mr.Lonely' Sidhu said...

the last line was a killer stroke man.

hats off

Usha :) said...

A bookworm's delight , this beauteous piece of art!
I have a colleague who is allergic to silverfish, lol, and gets creepy at the sight of them. Have never been able to understand that!
I must share this with her, with your permission!

I simply loved the entire poem, the quirky thoughts, the endless journey, and the creators kindness...:)

Most especially the closing stanza. You've gone beyond anything and everything in poetic expression there!!

A marvel!!

Indrajit said...

“If only we were to fall apart, let it not be before death.
And even after that try to separate us not,
Kindly turn my soul into a bookmark’

i am ur fan everytime i read ur work i turn into ur faN again and again ... awsoem man . tk my bow .

Dipa Uchil said...

Simply SUPERB...
Ur surely a die hard book lover...and the last lines...ohh shows dat reading hv turned u into a romeo too ;)

Keep on scribblin always :)