Monday, October 20, 2008

Where Have You Been?

where have you been?



Long time no see

he said to me

with angry eyes



where have you been?

why did you leave?

not even good-byes!



my shame hung heavy

on my stooping shoulders

for I could not

rhyme my answers

anymore



he kept taunting

needling me

riddling

with his piercing stares


the poet in the mirror



as I shaved

yet another night's useless crop

off a vaguely familiar face




the only thing that grows

on me these days

I told him

as I rinsed the razor



but where have you been?

tell me, where have you been?

he went on



the same place

I said wearily




as I searched the walls

for a trace of a door

and turned my back on him


the poet in the cracked mirror





Rajendra Pradhan


This is my first attempt at poetry, in a year & half.

3 comments:

Tess said...

And a wonderful attempt it is. I really enjoyed this. I found you on Ryze and am glad I did.
Teresa aka Tess
http://www.theheartofwords.blogspot.com

Rajendra Pradhan said...

Thanks Tess for comments. See you at Ryze too.

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