Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Echoes



A distant time gone by.
The shadows have grown longer now.
The memories doubled in number.
And a shorter future in store.

And now the wrinkles rise upwards.
As thoughts run free when nothing else can.
And a bright smile not attuned to the world around.
On two wheels sitting easy with crinkled hands stained.

Stained of the blood of the fathers and the brothers.
The eyes seen much and the recollections encumbered.
A burgeoning two years sometimes too much to handle.
Distant memories bringing to life this man who is withered.

The days of the free bantering long gone.
The innocence has long since faded.
Crinkled up in sins and reminiscing
Echoes of a boyhood easily vanquished.



PS. This poem is for Prompt 142 - Echoes of One Single Impression



9 comments:

Dimitri said...

This poem talks about a lot of things; mixed emotions baffling a mind.
One more thing very prominent... It talks about maturity.

Very interesting read.

D2 said...

Thanks a lot, Dimi.
Yeah, the poem is meant to be confusing because that's what thoughts related to something almost ancient are like. I wanted to give it the same aura.

Deepika Vasudeva said...

amazing...
and amusing...
gr8 job!

D2 said...

Thanks, Deepika. :)

Amity said...

D2,

Oh this is sad...is it about a boy who was robbed of his innocence and was forced into adulthood and had committed crimes 'because of the mention of blood'...life became too fast for him?

very nice poem D2...but equally poignant echoes!

D2 said...

@Amity : The man did not commit crimes in the usual sense of the word. He was a man at war. That's why the mention of the "blood of the fathers and the brothers" and "two years".

Thank you for the appreciation, Amity. :)

Purba said...

The Autumn of life, don't we all dread it. It is only the memories that keep us alive.

D2 said...

@Purba Di : Yes, that's all it is that keeps us going. But good company must help too. Memories being remade, so to speak.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, great ))

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