Thursday, April 17, 2008

STOICISM

A drop of tear.........
is the price I pay for each smile.
A drop of tear.........
that will trickle down my face, I fear.
The glass of my heart
is full of brine
with sour feelings and bitter thoughts.
It can spill over anytime
submerging the gleam in my eyes.


The world is a stage
where destiny is the writer
and irony, the director........
Man is a mere actor
who has to laugh
when he wants to cry.
The greatest irony of life is-
You love people who seldom yearn for you
whereas you loathe them who breathe with a sigh of prayer for you.


I fear desolution
but I am all alone in crowd of known faces.
Weird it is........
When you look into the mirror
and a stranger stares back at you.
You come to know that
the world has changed for you.
The meaning of life devalued
The worries surfacing on face
The sight lost somewhere beyond the horizons.
Weird it is........
When you can't lie to yourself
but can't accept the facts
You meet a person within you
who stares through your eyes
who conflicts with the person, that is you.

The tears that strengthen the soul
Just what the water does to cement,
don't allow you to weep.
They steal your expressions
They steal your innocence
And leave behind them.........
A statue to stand erect and smile at every passerby.

4 comments:

Alec. said...

Yeah, right.
The Best part was the second para where u mentioned the irony.
" You love people who seldom yearn for you
whereas you loathe them who breathe with a sigh of prayer for you."

You are maturing Arpita... ur poems reflect that. And its for the better.
Lookin forward to read more from you.

the solitary enigma said...

superb......i bet its related to each n evry human ......
its the cry of evryone.....a feeling wic develop within someones heart....deep inside n dies out there itself.....
hats off for u arpi....

Krishna said...

a nice expression of heart's deep feelings , appreciable

Ruchi said...

"When you can't lie to yourself
but can't accept the facts
You meet a person within you
who stares through your eyes
who conflicts with the person, that is you.

The tears that strengthen the soul
Just what the water does to cement,
don't allow you to weep.
They steal your expressions
They steal your innocence
And leave behind them.........
A statue to stand erect and smile at every passerby."



words that truly say evrything!...
hats off to the mind behind the thoughts!