Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dreams Lost In Oblivion....

He lies there along with others like himself
Lies in that shady place and forcibly calls it 'home'
Abandoned by his own blood and welcomed by strangers
He still wonders, what went wrong sitting there alone
He stares into his empty life with his weakened and blurred vision
Trying to search for his dreams lost in oblivion....

Just a kid of nine he stands there all day
Amidst the noise of people, buses and cars
Just to earn the few pennies to have his bread and butter
He hopes that one day he won't beg and would stand amongst the stars
He still continues singing at the signals with meticulous precision
Trying to search for his dreams lost in oblivion....

He left her for the nation on their wedding night much to her dismay
She goes through all the possible newspapers everyday
She watches the news on the television hoping he would return one day
But she doesn't know that he lies dead across enemy lines
She still wonders how her married life would be when he returns
Trying to search for her dreams lost in oblivion....

I think of them and feel grateful that
I have never felt what they endure day by day
I don't live on dead hopes nor on distant dreams
I have gathered the courage to stand up for my decisions
So that my dreams don't get lost in oblivion....

1 comment:

  1. Great Work n Great rhyme scheme.

    One of your best posts so far. I guess u took 3 characters in 3 different situations.
    One advice from my side would be - You could have made ballad out of this post. Include a series of events in only one single character who had many dreams to pursue but his/her dreams was lost in oblivion.

    Maybe u can use this idea in ur next post..but i really loved the thought behind this 1.

    Keep Blogging !