Oct 9, 2012

The Lonely Road...

Photo: kotiyur 2011

















The Lonely road meanders through
Yellow fields and shady green;
The sky has started to lose its blue;
The wind is dry, I roll the side screen
I make a choice at the dusty Vee
There’s not a soul as far as I could see;
My journey so far- a nonstop spree
But now I need to stop and pee;

I park my car by the peepal tree,
Over the carpet of dried leaves
I relieve and set my bladder free
But the heart heaves and the mind grieves:
Have I taken the futile route?
Will it be late for a U turn now?
Why do I get this nagging doubt
that I could’ve missed a sign somehow?

A small prayer and I check my phone
As though by miracle the signal’s back
I cross a bridge and lo! A milestone!
With a renewed hope I hit the track;
I ignore the potholes and up the gear;
The lonely road will find my town;
The silver lining on the clouds seem near
On the lonely road as the sun goes down.

[another one from my archives...08.09.2011]

32 comments:

  1. Well penned the poem ashok! Very nice to see u on this poetic journey. Keep going buddy :)

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  2. Beautiful poem. There is always a silver lining somewhere which we fail to realize.

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  3. Prabu Ganapathy11:30 PM

    so much sadness, why?

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  4. nice to think we share emotion everywhere


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  5. Brilliant! Your wonderfully crafted lines are so real and can be related to so well.

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  6. Wonderful poem, Ashok!

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  7. I don't like getting lost in the road so its nice to find one's way back again ~

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  8. Very well written... and at the end, finding your way brings back such a relief!!!

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  9. A poem full of hope, loved the rhyme and the message attached!

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  10. Oh sweet one, Ashok! The journey is half the fun, than the destination, eh?

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  11. So beautifully written!

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  12. Nice work :-)

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  13. beautiful snap & the words!

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  14. Beautiful poem, and that photo is absolutely divine! Where's it taken ?

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    1. This was taken at Kottiyur , near Karaikudi

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  15. Beautifully penned Ashok! We are never ever alone, not even in the worst of our worst circumstances. We just need to look for the signs of guidance from above, that push us back on to our path even when we reached a dead end, a total turn around can happen just like magic!

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  16. Very nice...

    Thanks

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  17. beautiful poem ashok ji...and an excellent pic to match....

    regards

    anu

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  18. Thank you, Ashok, for your inspiring poem!

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  19. nice..i like the gentle rhythm of this...like a ride on that road...and its def got to be a relief to find your way there in the end...

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  20. Compelling photograph - I love tht it is black and white - and the poem is pure emotion. Lovely.

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  21. nice shot...the B&W touch gives it a soulful rendition!!

    and i like the poem too....coudnt help smiling at the line - My journey so far- a nonstop spree
    But now I need to stop and pee :P

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  22. Good one Ashok..the ictureis also nice. reminda me of S, tamilnadu interior villages.

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  23. Great photo and awesome poem!

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  24. Truly Inspiring. This is the kind of place where I would like to be left alone. Nice pic.

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