Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Departure

Unmasked myself on that cloudy day.

Amidst the masses, my cerulean self feels rejected
May be I knew of the convulsions which followed
Or maybe I did not, but I have to be reticent nevertheless.

Standing still at the carfax amongst the buzzing crowd
I feel a cataclysm within me, only that it is not loud
I’m not dumb and I see all of it, but I have to be reticent nevertheless.

To lead an august life was never my intent
Neither was an abased one marked with a dent
May be it's meant to be that way, but I have to be reticent nevertheless.

A daedal voice from within tells me all is not over
I wait for my spaceship for I can depart and hover
I realize now, home or not, I have to be reticent nevertheless.

The air, the dead and the living seem hoary
Not bewildering at all, for this is my story
Here or there it’s all the same ‘cos I have to be reticent nevertheless.

For the revebrating voice tells me, ‘You're alone, the only one
You're not meant for any of these, you're meant for none'.
The only recluse is me and the shoulder’s my own.

There’s no nevertheless here for I now know I have to be reticent for times to come.




Raghu said...


The Cello Strings said...

powerful voice, thanks for sharing.

RoHiT Iyer said...

@ Raghu--> ?? Thanks for the comment, though :)

@ Cello--> Thank you :D

Morning said...

great piece of expression..

a job creatively done.

Devilzangel said...

snap outa ya dream b-)

Devilzangel said...

n like i'd said, a nice poem nonetheless :D

Saru Singhal said...

That's a beautiful use of words to depict emotions, I think it's powerful...

The Orange Tree said...

love it.

well done.

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful enigmatic write...

The Gooseberry Garden said...


What charming poetry you have posted here.

Invite you to share 1 to 3 poems with us, anything could fit the theme of object,

Hope to see you in.

Happy Writing..

Ann LeFlore said...

Very well done and being snapped out of your dream powerful

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

I have to be reticent for times to come.

So nicely stated.

Anonymous said...

written so well, and yet the emotions expressed feel so stark and I hesitate to let them seep in because i fear the hopelessness, but poetry is about expression... and this a excellently expressed! xx

Classic NYer said...

This is very dense... and very powerful.

wanderer said...

nice one :) keep writing


The Poetry Palace said...

tight, well put.

please comment to let us know after you are done returning favors and making a minimum 18 comments,

Happy Rally.
Thanks a ton for the beautiful entry and active participation.

JANU said...

Strong words, well written.

Alcina said...

That was too hard for me to understand in one go..
but yet i read and re read and finally whatever i could make was a piece of high intellect i suppose :)

Roger Owen Green said...

Please note ABC Wednesday (and, I assume, M is for Masses, in this case) when you submit to ABC Wednesday. Thanks.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

RoHiT Iyer said...

@ Morning- thanks a lot :)

@ Devilzangel--> Which dream? It's all reality :D.. thanks :D

@ Saru--> That's a generous compliment :)

RoHiT Iyer said...

@ Orange-> Thank you :)

@ Tess--> Glad I could pass on the enigma to the readers :D

@ Gooseberry Garden--> Thank you so much! :)

RoHiT Iyer said...

@ Ann--> Thanks much! :)

@ Jacqui--> Thank you. That was the theme :)

@ Catie--> You are being too kind with your comment. Thank you so much :)

RoHiT Iyer said...

@ Classic NYer--> Thank you :)

@ Wanderer--> Thank you :).

@ Poetry Palace--> Sure! Thanks much! :)

RoHiT Iyer said...

@ Janu--> Thank you :)

@ Alcina--> hehe.. not really I didn't have to scramble for, or look for words for this one. It just came.. Thank you for your comment :)

Paulo Guimaraes said...

Excellent write!

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

keep it up.

thingy said...

Wow. Sad, sad. : (

dsnake1 said...

you have a unique rhyming scheme in this work.

sometimes i wondered if there are aliens living amongst us. :)

Gerry Boyd said...

very interesting pacing and vocabulary

Divalounger said...

Great word choice throughout!

kez said...

a tale told beautifully thank you x

Kay said...

I could relate to this poem completely. I feel that many poets have deep emotions that they can easily pour onto the page yet find difficult to share verbally. This is why they become great writers. I could see this in the conflict from beginning to end. Altogether, a fascinating write. Thank you!

RoHiT Iyer said...

@ Paulo, Promising Poets, Gerry--> Thank you :)

@ Thingy--> Not that sad :D

RoHiT Iyer said...

@ dsnake--> Thank you! They live amongst us. I am one of 'em!! :D

@ Divalounger, Kez--> Thanks a lot :)

@ Kay--> Thank you for your beautiful comment.

Morning said...


Thanks for sharing your talent with poetry picnic.

Hope to see you tomorrow.

tinkwelborn said...

...hardly reticent. we got snippets, just enough to tantalize before the speaker would turn reticent on us.
clever piece.