June 21, 2006

How Was I To Know

The Left is 'HE' and the right is 'SHE'.
You have three ways of reading it. Just the left or just the right or 1 para left and then the para on the right.
Enjoy.

The evening is dying down,
The sun is ready to set,
Staring into the twilight,
I reminisce the day we met.
Thinking of you from across the lands,
I know you are lost in my thoughts,
Lost in the days that we had spent,
your mind must be going through lots.
Not a word was spoken between us,
not a touch was shared,
Yet we knew what the other was thinking,
But neither of us dared.
That day when we first met,
just staring through stolen glances,
Even without words being said,
We were already thinking of the chances.
How was I to know,
that you had just moved in next door,
How was I to know,
That now I wouldn't need to dream anymore.

How was I to know,
that I would see you again that day,
How was I to know,
that with you is where my future lay.
Thinking of times like those,
tears flood my eyes,
Not knowing where to look for you,
I stare across the skies.
Those are the memories I walk with,
those are the moments I treasure,
Looking at you gazing towards me,
you have no idea about its measure.
Then came the day we fought,
and nothing ever changed back,
If only I had put in more thought,
I wouldn't have to feel this lack.
But the nightmares still haunt me,
that day that we broke apart,
If only I had been thoughtful,
I wouldn't have to leave with a heavy heart.
How was I to know,
that we wouldn't meet again,
How was I to know,
that nothing would numb this pain.
How was I to know,
that my mind wouldn't be on the drive,
How was I to know,
That that was my last day alive.
I still wait for you to return,
maybe you lost your way,
maybe you are just taking your time,
I know you will be back anyday.
I wish I could return,
I see it in my dreams,
I see you taking me in your arms,
so true it all seems.
Forgive me for all my sins,
Oh please forgive me my dear,
Tell me you are on your way,
tell me you are near.
Forgive me for all that happened,
Oh please forgive me my dear,
How much ever I scream,
I know you cannot hear.
How was I to know,
that I would end up waiting for you forever.
How was I to know,
that you would return to me never.
How was I to know,
that I would never be able to say my goodbye.
How was I to know,
That I would have to wait until you die.

13 Comments:

Blogger Saumya Jain said...

abso-****in-lutely wonderful.
GAWD!
only you could come up with such a theme, and such a beautiful trick.

Hail Thee, Hail Thee

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant !!...

touching and fresh...

how much time did you take to write it??

1:53 AM  
Blogger anshul said...

@saumyaj: thnku thnku. I am really starting to enjoy the new tricks :)

@anon: thnku thnku again :)
i usually don't keep track of time taken to write a poem coz it actually insults the poem (I believe the longer it takes the better but there are exceptions). For the record, this was written in less than 3 hrs tho the theme stuck me a day before while on the bus.

3:30 AM  
Anonymous Sunil said...

nice one anshul....touching one...n gr8 funda ...this is ur own creation ?????
if this is...thn tussi gr8 ho sir ji...

4:42 AM  
Blogger anshul said...

oye haan, meri creation hai, aur main to hoon hi gr8 :D
hehe

5:19 AM  
Anonymous calvin-the-born-genius said...

terrific ra...i jus luvd it!!!! awesome!!!

10:05 AM  
Blogger anshul said...

thnx :)

5:26 AM  
Blogger Sulabh Gupta said...

beautiful poem! But how did u get such a beautiful idea here in Zurich?:D

11:07 AM  
Blogger anshul said...

was sitting jobless :P
this was a nice thing to do :D

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI MR GANDHI! LET ME TELL YOU THAT I'VE BEEN READING 'UR WRITINGS-THE TORMENT LOVE(DON'Y MIND IF SOMETHING IS WRONG IN IT). ANSHUL UR WRITING WAS REALLY TERRFIC &MINDBLOWING.ANSHUL I DON'T KNOW WHO IS 'UR LOVE BUT SHE IS VERY LUCKY THAT SHE IS BEING LOVED BY MY DEAR FRIEND-ANSHUL. ANSHUL YOU KNOW THAT I ALSO LOVE A BOY. HIS NAME IS AMAN. (ANSHUL PLEASE E-MAIL ME SOON,AS I WANT YOUR HELP IN ACQUIRING MY LOVE &IT MAY HAPPEN THAT I CAN HELP YOU TO GET YOU 'UR LOVE) MR ANSHUL GANDHI IT'S 6th AUGUST SO HAPPPPPPYYYYYY FRIENDSHIP DAYYY. I'LL BE SENDING A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE ON ACCOUNT OF FRIENDSHIP DAY.OK! MR GANDHI.

4:29 AM  
Blogger ASP said...

MIND BLOWING!
But why the escapist ending...nyways...was passing by..cudn't but leave a comment
:)

4:19 AM  
Blogger Isha said...

its beautiful....everything.....the words....their use...thr presentation....everything....
love this 1.... :)

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