Saturday, March 6, 2010

Withered dream


The road doesn’t seem to end. I am moving ahead and further more. The dividing wall on the middle of this path moves all along as my sole companion. It isn’t dark still though the evening is near. The street lights are lit in advance. Not that they were shut during the day!

As a set of crammed images moving in rotation in front of my eyes, I observe the people on the sidewalks. Tired faces waiting at the bus stop. A group of ladies cross the road at the zebra crossing. They must have been in a rush to go home out of this maddening crowd of vehicles. To meet their loved ones, spend moment of joy and call it a day.

At the red light, beggars trying to cry for a penny or two. An obstinate driver of a Mercedes closing the window of his car in sheer repugnance. On another window, a girl with a hand on the wheel trying to text a message with another. There is perfection in her multitasking. Her eyes focused on the traffic light signal to turn green. With a smile she leaves the next minute. Perhaps an - I love you from her beloved.



I move on with someone in my mind. The sky turns cloudy. There is some uninvited rain on my windscreen. I reach my destination drenched with thoughts, of the road gone past, and the one which lies ahead of me. I search my bookshelf to break apart. Yet no solace!

Perhaps in the vein of a withered dream I give up.


13 comments:

nerd2world said...

You have a nice way of putting everyday instances into a very beautiful experience... keep it up!

Sanjay Kumar said...

Perfect Mr.Kaul !
As usuall u ROCKS :))

Irma said...

very beautifully captured a small snippet while traveling..reader gets the experience of being present right there nearby

Nivedita said...

"I reach my destination drenched with thoughts, of the road gone past, and the one which lies ahead of me."

Very poetic, Aditya!

Khaqsar Khan said...

Indeed a good one but don't observe life so closely it is a black hole which sucks in Milky Way :) Be normal to such ways !!!

Shanvie Anagha said...

Beautifull is the word...is all poet can say. god bless.

Ashwani Shukla said...

...think of what lies Ahead....you have to achieve a lot.... STRUGGLE....it will finally pay off...it always does!!!

Ashuma Kaul said...

..one gets a sense of frustration in finding a way out of hopelessness. Thoughts conveyed using the mundane, which is beautiful. I think a dream should live on forever. Please don’t let it wither lest we enter a zone of no return.

Swati Kashyap said...

Don't mean to get personal but I can see some shades of hurt and loneliness here....Well,I could be wrong....but very well written all-the-same.M ay be beauty and pain are two sides of the same coin after all.

pooja bhat said...

thats like living every moment...thats like life! awesome..

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sepo said...

awesome.....!!
loved the multitasking bit :)
great read

amit kaul said...

soothing article