Saturday, March 13, 2010

City of Nightmares

  Stuck in the midst of this lifeless city-
I often look outside my window.

There are people here and people there-
People who have no fear of fear.
People who live to die every day.
People who don't know of any other way.

The cool evening breeze that blows-
It doesn't soothe you as if it knows-
That hearts are broken beyond repair.
Hearts ruled by only grief and despair.

If you shovel the snow from the streets.
You'll see the frozen blood underneath-
And the sad tears that people cry-
Tears that refuse to dry.

There was a time when I could write a song,
A time when I could love and live.
But that part of 'me' died long ago-
Leaving the 'me' who has learned to breathe-
Stuck in the midst of this lifeless city.

P.S: Just for the record this is not the product of a depressed state of mind.The mechanical way of living life prompted me to come up with this.

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The Guy said...

I seriously have a problem..have a look am sure there are plenty of boys to look at in the city for you! :P

Anyways Jokes apart! A nice poem! Enjoyed reading it! Felt Depressed though! :D

Nightwing said...

wow...u seem really sad..i guess u r right...people are sad in this city..people are weary...

beautiful poem by the way...the sadness adds to the beauty....

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

The poem is beautiful no doubt, but why is it that a bloody heart has the most beautiful words???

Two lines...

People who live to die every day.

If you shovel the snow from the streets.
You'll see the frozen blood underneath-
And the sad tears that people cry-
Tears that refuse to dry.

standing ovation for them,...

Neha said...

wow..great one..and I can so relate to it.. living such a pacy life; we kind of forget to live..great piece..

Sayandeep Kundu said...

hey..enjoy this prosaic phase of life..bitterness of loneliness can also manifest the "gray" self in u..savor its taste..may be then u will resort to poetry more often than ever only to overcome this prosaic tune of life-luxury..

Samadrita said...

@The Guy: Haha I wish the problem could be solved by ogling at guys.(not that there are too many good-looking guys in the city to lech at in the first place XD)
Some bitter truths of life are just meant to sadden you.Can't help it.I'm happy to know you liked reading this one :)
Btw how're your exams going?

@Nightwing: Actually I'm not the only one sad here.We're all sad in a way.We're chasing after things in life without knowing whether they will make us happy or not.And sometimes we don't even know what our heart pines for.
Keep reading :))

Samadrita said...

@Sid: Wow Sid those are big words there.Thanks a lot for being so kind.You are a sweetheart like always :))

@Neha: Yea that was the message indeed.Thanks for the appreciation :))

@Sayandeep: Lol I'm not as good at poetry-writing as you are.That's why you'll find fewer poems on my blog.But I write once in a while nonetheless when I feel strongly about something.Thanks for reading this one.

atindriyo said...

in the city there's nobody asleep, nobody....nobody....nobody....

as Lorca, the poet of our hearts wrote long ago....

reminds me of that one.....

Selenium said...

Despite your disclaimer, it does sound like a work of a depressed mind.

But nonetheless, reading your poems, I always get a feeling that I was lucky not be in the same high school as you. I wouldn't be an English Honor Student then... :D

And about the poem. It's a very heavy metal song lyrics like poem... or so I felt.

vivek said...

waho !! ...kya baat hai ..nice rhythm through ..the last refrain ..

last 2 paras got me ... nice work ..

Do visit back if you got time .. go green n interact with nature ..

mohit said...

naice.... did you by any chance come up with this when u were supposed to be studying?

btw... my new post...go see

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Samadrita, thank you so much for the wonderful write up..:) .. very nicely expressed...

keep writing.:)

The Guy said...

@ sammy haven't started till now! starting from 17th! :P

Still clueless about everything!

Singh Amit said...

Loved the poem..
beautifully written... :)
sometimes it happen with me too..all of sudden i realize how mechanical life I am living...and it also prompt me to write something....:)
Thanks a lot for giving me award... :)

Samadrita said...

@atindriyo: I'm sure it does. xD I'm kidding.I've no idea since I've never read Lorca.Although I know that compared to your poetry this is kiddy stuff! ;)

@Selenium: Dang and here I thought I was able to avoid making this poem sound personal coz believe me it's not.The 'I' in the poem isn't can be anybody actually....anybody who's living a hectic life without any scope of brooding over less mundane things.
About the English honor student this is a bit too much for me to digest.I'm really not good with poems.Compared to a whole lotta excellent stuff I get to read on other blogs this is nothing.
But even so your appreciation is always welcome ;))

Samadrita said...

@Vivek: Thank you Vivek ji.Nothing makes me happier than a reader's positive feedback :P

@mohit: Lol no I wasn't.I was just about to take a nap but then I realized my head was too full of 'poetic thoughts' :P

@Pramoda: Hey thank you girl.Good to see you after such a long time :))

Samadrita said...

@The Guy: Ah I see.Don't worry you'll do well.Boards sure are scary but then you have studied throughout the year no?Just have faith in yourself and you'll do well. :))

@Amit: You are welcome.But then you are a deserving blogger yourself.Keep reading.

A~heartless~brain said...

If you shovel the snow from the streets.
You'll see the frozen blood underneath.
Loved it......too good.

Sayandeep Kundu said...

i really liked this piece of poetry..and see.. i am trying to taste a bit of my prosaic symmetry.. check out the latest post in my blog.. :)

Nethra said...

That was beautiful. :)
I guess nowadays everyone live in lifeless city.

The Laughing Man said...

Reminds me of the time I was Watching a Rainbow... if you know what I mean...

Quintessence Of Illusion said...

I like this very are right gal....a monotonous life often makes us write such stuff.........infact its a pity for people who lead such a mechanical and hectic life....good one.......keep writing more

☆Tharangni☆ said...

written in a depressed state of mind or not~~This one rocked!!! !:D

Samadrita said...

@A~heartless~brain: Thank you.

Sayandeep: Okay going to your blog now.I remember commenting on a poem though.Dunno whether that one is your latest post though.

@Nethra: Yea we do....all of us.Thanks for the comment :))

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

OMG~!! this is really awesome !! i honestly felt like its my favorite among all of your post!! i really really love thus one!!:D

believe me sammy!! this is great!

visit my blog if you have time ^_^

Samadrita said...

The Laughing Man: Yes of course I understand what you mean.:))

Quintessence of Illusion: Yea I know.But you have to remember that we're a part of that pitiable crowd who lead a hectic life without pausing to think of anything else.Thanks for the wonderful comment.

@Schrei: Heyyy there girl getting your feedback after a long time.Glad you liked it :)

Samadrita said...

@ayu: Heehaw I'm so happy. <3
I will comment soon on your blog okay?
But gotta log off now.Take care! ^^

wisewit said...

It made me think of a song called "Waiting for the Light to Turn Green" by Suzie Bogus, I think. I bet nobody's heard of it. It was about how every one's too busy waiting for the traffic light to even think about the person next to them

Do they wonder who I am
Do they know I'm not some d### machine
Waiting for the light to turn green

I don't usually care much for country songs but I liked that one. You can probably work out for yourself what that means for your poem. :)


Samadrita said...

@wisewit: Wow those lines struck a chord somewhere.
Thanks for sharing!
And thanks for liking this piece! :)))

Som said...

Gaaahh!! Was watching FMA: Brotherhood before this...
Frozen blood underneath..what a coincidence!
"Tears that refuse to dry"
I'm a goner for this line...simply are your other works ^_^

Shas said...

Wonderfully written.

Illusory said...

Reminds me of 'Mad mad world'. Nice one. :)

Samadrita said...

@Som: Thank you lots for those appreciative words:)

@Shas: Gracias!

@Illusory: Not sure about the reference.But it seems like a song.Thank you :)

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