Jul 26, 2012

Awake...

Photo: Nuwar elya,Sri lanka 2004
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
The City sleeps while I stay awake
On a winter night – It’s half past one;
What do I do for heaven’s sake?
Solitary nights are no more fun
A mosquito sings on my right ear
I clap my hands and blow my palm;
The dogs are busy- their growl I hear;
I shut the window to regain my calm.

I surf the TV channels in discontent,
From rerun movies to tele-shopping;
Bored with the repeated advertisement
I grab the remote – more tele-hopping!
What’s in sport? – Let me see – Golf!
Whoever thought that that’s a game?
The other’s showing yachting in Gulf-
My view on that is just the same.

I decide to watch the late night news-
Rape and murder, quakes and flood!
Repeated headlines, views and reviews
My eyes are already red as blood.
Stocks are falling, they say, the market’s bad;
I turn it off ‘fore I fall into their trap;
The lizard on the wall must think I am mad,
To sit at this hour and watch such crap.

[From my archives]
060911

34 comments:

  1. yes, for so many tv channels there's so little of interest to watch!

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  2. Its a reality show of night life. Nice poem and i liked it :)

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  3. News is perpetually sad these days. The reference to lizard is really creative. keep it up.

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  4. hehehe.. a nice lyrical post that so many nocturnal beings will relate... :) Good one!!! :)

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  5. Too funny, Ashok!! and all true!!

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  6. Great poem! And agreed - I hardly ever watch TV these days.

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  7. Nice expression of the reality! But when the sun shines, things will be more of a delight :)

    Hope you have great mornings~~!

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  8. I watch very little tv these days!

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  9. Beautiful trees, so meaningful. And, I watch the news and nature progammes, that is all.

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  10. I hope India takes some medals home too!

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  11. Lovely words, solitude can be some times heavenly, but most times a menace :-), loved the pic too!

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  12. No good thing will end up in the news! To survive after three tumors
    must learn to look at the sunny side of life! That is where the lizard on the wall ...

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  13. It's hard when you can't sleep quickly ~

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  14. My dear friend,
    Lovely but true words from you. When I can't sleep....I think of poetic thoughts and then get up and write them. Good post today my friend.

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  15. Excellent, excellent my friend.

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  16. Terrific post. It's really lousy when you can't sleep but want to.

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  17. Lovely photo and a very interesting poem.

    Are you a bachelor who is not getting sleep at night or writing about a sleepless night on account of some thing disturbing happened. I don't know. But your description of the sleepless night is fantastic.
    I enjoyed it tremendously.
    Joseph

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  18. Great post!!! A wonderful talent for photography and poetry.

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  19. Dramattinen Kuva / Runous...
    Yhdistelmä mitä hienoin.
    Yön ajatukset usein seuraavat - entiset ajatukset yhä uudelleen...
    Uudelleen... Nukkumattomaan uneen...

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  20. Insomnia is no fun, but I think watching golf might just put me to sleep! Nice write.

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  21. Awesome! Now, that's 'awake'ned me ;-)

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  22. this can keep one awake

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  23. A stunning picture!

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  24. Very good .. Amei teu poema falando da solidão...
    Aqui no Brasil a TV também é muito ruim...
    Amei a foto..

    Beijo...

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  25. Yes, yes, yes. You give voice to that strange loneliness.

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  26. Wonderful piece, Ashok. You have set the mood in dreary tone. Very much so true in that the box of 'vision' is a simple trap. I'd much rather turn the screen off and chat with the lizard. :)

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  27. We have all been there! I keep a good book at my bedside for just that situation. Enjoyed your poem!

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  28. Lovely poem and the picture was too good.

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  29. This is an incredible photo! It would be really dramatic printed in a large format and framed on the wall. You have a very creative eye with the camera!

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