Everything around

feels indifferent

suspended in limbo

forlorn and forgotten

losing life

breath by breath

old books on the table

dried flowers on the mantel

cold ash in the fireplace

rotting sausages on the plate

unmowed uncared lawn

creepers unkempt overgrown

clock hands flicker in vain

dust-draped photo-frames

faces with fading smiles

mirrors covered in slime

the wooden door shrieks

the ceiling still leaks

the walls are peeling

the paintings discoloring

room after room

feet drag me into memories

somewhere in the distance

a girl chases her father

her giggles and chortles

make his morning merrier

presently, the floor board creaks

under my weight

best left forgotten

it begs for me to leave


Asha Seth

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  1. I couldn’t be here last two months due to opthalmic ulcer surgery. …missed you a lot.

    Congratulations for successful completion of 5 years. You are most unique wonderful person.

    Finally I am back ….happy to tell you I I passed 2nd year with flying colours with SGPA of 8.9.

    Yestarday I slept late night due Ganapati decoration. I dreamt of birthday of girl just like you. I was in ambiguity whether to wish or not.

    Finally I made up mind

    Happy birthday dearest Asha Di

    Happy birthday,
    sweet sister of mine.
    Whenever I see you,
    my heart seems to shine.

    You’re a truly wonderful,
    sweet sister and friend.
    birthday hugs and kisses,
    I’d like to extend.

    Happy birthday,
    sweet sister of mine.
    It brings me joy,
    when we just spend time.

    I’m eternally grateful,
    you’ve always been there.
    Through your actions and words,
    you show that you care.

    Happy birthday,
    sweet sister of mine.
    Life with you,
    is exceptionally fine.

    I hope you enjoy,
    another great year.
    I promise my love,
    shall always be near.


  2. There are things which you know but you are not aware of them. And when you write something and then read it, the awareness comes and there is a realization of wisdom that you gave yourself..good sign

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        1. I did take long this time, to get back to the comments. But I am right back now. I had the pleasure of visiting your blog. Your poetries are of a different nature. I need a sane mind to truly understand their depth.

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  3. This is sigh-worthy poetry. So vividly descriptive and nostalgic. It reminds me of walking through my grandparents’ house just before we tore it down.

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      1. Happy that I feel, for even sadness is a welcome companion for it’s a reminder that I have loved and still love


  4. You are a true writer poet my dear sister and also a friend, here is a poem to lift your spirit to smile the way you make me do when I read what you share. You are gifted…God bless!

    ‘A Genuine Friend’

    There is a love which lives deep within
    A genuine one which will never go away
    No matter how one might try to release it
    In our hearts and minds, we find it stays

    Whenever another touches our inner being
    While bringing their pleasant peace inside
    We find ourselves to become comfortable
    As we begin to embrace them in our lives

    They may become genuine friends who care
    They might become sisters and brothers too
    They brighten our lives each time they speak
    Changing gray skies to ones of crystal blue

    The hearts of these special ones we care for
    Are so genuine and selfless in every way
    They are in our lives for special reasons
    Making sunny our cloudy and rainy days

    Whether you are a dear sister or brother
    Or the truest friend one in life may find
    You are a treasure to those who love you
    Because of the selfless heart in you, we find.

    Just continue to write what you feel Asha,
    know all that you say and share is important
    to those who care…you never know how many
    feel that same way too!

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“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ― James A. Michener

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