Friday, March 05, 2010

Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust!!

As the evening grows dark I come to rest at a small pool of water... its character muddied by circumstances. I hold it in my hands, the shifting surface refusing to reflect a pale moon ... and so I seek in the darker depths ........ a glimpse ......... a hint of the moon that once shined so clear ........ a light now  missing.  I sit down and try to  wash the stains of tire the day has brought.... the stains refuse to fade away ..... and I smile at the fact that it wouldn't matter even if they did. To the water I say ... here is laughter - here is love - the flowers once so beautiful - I now offer you withered.


On and on I walk through the night and I reach an old abandoned fort .... I roam its insides ... now dreary quiet ... I chase those empty shadows of silence for the hint of laughter that once echoed and I ask - where did he go? the boy that once capered and galloped, and ran merry in halls of gold.

I walk and stumble till noon past morn .... now seeking again - a drink of water ... a humble drop. I  reach an endless barren ... surrounded by a scalded land ... I fall on my  knees and dig with bare hands .... in that dry parched earth - I forsake my soul -  I bury its grey fabric - a satin once white as snow.

Ashes to  ashes - Dust to dust. Behold in its quite sombre - the death of  Hope.

- Sanket

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Anonymous said...

enjoyed reading as always :)
I liked the poetic nature in prose!

Sanket Korgaonkar said...

Nirupa!! Thanks so much for the comment :) I thought after five months of inactivity, readers must have given up on me. Thanks for keeping the quill damp :)

Parth J Dave said...

Wow, Superb post, yet again!
Excellent choice of words with an outstanding rhythm of narration... Outstanding, Sanket!

Padmaja Ganti said...

Kudos....brilliant as usual....The best part is, it makes me imagine the characters....its so beautiful!!!!Thanks Sanket....

Anonymous said...

Beautiful writing...:)
Lisa McBee

Sanket Korgaonkar said...

Lisa!! Thank you so much for that feedback - it is deeply appreciated - please continue to come back and I hope you like other posts too.
Thank you once again. :)

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