Hello Pals, blogging just before the 2nd Internals exams of 2nd Semester. This blog of mine is not an article or column, its a poem. On I Believe, I’m sure you might have read amazing poems from my friend Prathmesh who’s a very able poet. Not many people know that I am a part-time poet too. I don’t compose masterpieces as Prathmesh does, but yes I do explicate my feelings through poems occasionally. Few weeks back I was dozing off in the Electronics lecture which was quite not in my favor. Had my eyelids betrayed me at the wrong time, I would have been a delicious prey to the student hungry professor. I had to do something to shoo away my slumber, so decided to compose a poem, a poem full of desires.
This poem of mine titled-” I wish I had” is a very small poem which conveys my desire to posses 5 elements of Nature- Earth, Fire,Wind,Water and Sky to do those things lucidly which are seemingly impossible from human perspective. Here I go:
With burden and pressure on head,
We have nothing but tears to shed,
Partial differentiation goes too partial,
And there is integration to maul,
I wish I had earth to take in all.
With mark sheets filled with shoddy numbers,
With newspapers reporting the countrymen in slumber,
With bank pass-books showing dwarf and lofty balance,
With the husband-wife’s argument turning to a salacious brawl,
I wish I had fire to burn it all.
To a friend waiting for the other at a coffee shop,
To a mother waiting her son’s arrival from the workshop,
To a thirty’s throat anticipating a raindrop,
To a beloved waiting for the better-half’s call,
I wish I had wind to convey a response to all.
For the struggler to reach the other end,
For the drowning to reach from water to sand,
For the ailing to rise from the death bed,
For the eloped couple to reach the marriage hall,
I wish I had water to deliver them all.
A glimpse to cherish expectations in parents’ eyes,
A glimpse to enchant those friendly hies,
A glimpse that appalls someone’s fall;
A glimpse to embrace love in a red shawl,
I wish I had sky to encompass this all…
Hope you all liked this mediocre poetic attempt of mine. Comments/Feedbacks welcomed.
This poem is also published in International Magazine Teen Ink online. If you’ve liked it, please rate it here:
Love & Regards,