Thursday, February 07, 2008

helpless

Behind a window
Caged by iron bars
I stood,
Watching him.

I've seen him,
Every day, and every time,
I stood,
Beside the window.

Wanted to warn
Of a storm coming,
Wanted to shout,
At him, to seek a shelter.

There I stand,
Behind the window,
Helpless,
My words effaced by the wind.

At the blink of an eye,
Came the storm.
The moment I opened,
He was there no more.

Where was my voice,
When I did shout!
Now where are my tears,
When I want to cry!!

Helpless I am,
Its the way life made me,
Helpless,
To even ask for forgiveness!

--
Jagadeesh
o7/o2/2oo8

Note: There was a chap at orkut's Ah Poetry community named Vinay. He wrote poems. This is all I knew about him. I saw the news today at The Hindu, that he committed suicide yest night. Seeing that, a feeling of helplessness runs over. Even though I did not know him beyond his writes, a feeling rises inside me, saying I could have done something to prevent it.

3 comments:

Musings of a wanderer said...

Yes it was indeed sad to hear that he passed away.

Dawn....सेहर said...

This is indeed sad Jags!!!

I think this poetry is your dedication to him.
May his soul rest in peace

Take care

alba said...

sometimes it is difficult to see the suffering of another human being,they can hide it behind many masks. If you would have known, you would have reached out. his soul is at rest now.don't blame yourself for not seeing it.