Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Wait

The poem below was written a month after I got married. It was written after the mad rush of marriage celebrations and the honeymoon. Reality hit me very hard of how things are married to a doctor and that too in the army.I felt the house would swallow me and thats when I got writing. Don't worry, I was out of that low phase soon! Please read out the following poem slowly, you will feel the stillness I wish to convey. I am sure many women will understand these words. Do leave behind your thoughts!

The Wait

Four rooms and sixteen walls,
I sit alone,
I wait.

The sun rises,
The wind blows,
Birds feed and nest,

I sit alone ,
I wait.

Leaves fall,
Flowers bloom and wilt,
Shadows drop, stars are born, some die,

I sit alone,
I wait.

Time comes, and time slows,
I work alone,

I sit alone,
I wait.

He comes,
I am not alone,
And then he goes,

I sit alone,
I wait

In these four rooms and sixteen walls, is my life,

I sit alone,
I wait.

9 comments :

  1. Touching one.... Thanks to those days u discovered ur skills with pen. N now m sure u'd b hardly b gettin to sit alone. ..

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  2. Well yes and no, My kid keeps me busy. For us army wives its a part of life. Just packed my husband of to the border today!

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  3. Hi Ashwini,
    When you sit alone,the thoughts hit your mind
    and make you think more and more and then comes something special out of it.

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  4. it really reminds me of my early marriage days, army wifes share some similar experiences, but penning them like this makes the difference.
    Prachi

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  5. Thanks Purvi! Am glad you liked it. Start writing, you can do it!
    Ashwini

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  6. Keith Bernard PhillipsApril 8, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Marriage has that tune in ones life that we do not know when to stop loving. Great words

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  7. MARRIAGE what a thought, it actually is an affair of single to being plural. And there comes the starting of your new life. nicely written.

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  8. Thanks sahilkhanna, Welcome to my blog! Nice thought on marriage!

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