Thursday, August 07, 2008

Walk a mile

She walked a mile in his shoes
He walked along with her
What they found none divulged
But only time would tell.

Se asked him for a little loaf
He gave her bread aplenty
They broke bread together often; yet
She always went hungry.

He wanted more, he always did
She yearned for quiet and peace,
They justified the distance when
Their opinions never did meet.

They thought alike, friends together
Each other's sole companions
The years went by and still they met
With knowledge incomplete.

He asked her for a little book,
A little love, a little pen.
She gave him all that and more;
Two friends who shared their shoes.

7 comments:

.a. said...

Marj, I thoroughly loved the last verse!

He did give her all the bread, more than she needed, She gave him all what he asked for and more! and yet the difference of opinion with all its might existed.

Some relations are ironic in this way, because 'he want more'. But then Atleast they have a justified reason.. atleast they share the shoes.

Mihir said...

TOO cool!
loved the poem.
very thoughtful.
nice!!!

Comfortably Numb said...

You really save the best for the last. Simple yet so intriguing :P

I updated the darn blog. :D

Ranjeet Kr. Vimal said...

awesome

Rashi V said...

She asked him for a little loaf
He gave her bread aplenty
They broke bread together often; yet
She always went hungry



I love these lines... I probably reading too much into it..But you know how I can see it in my situation right? She asks for something and gets it yet that aint enough..There is still something missing..Which I think she herself doesn't know...


They justified the distance when
Their opinions never did meet.


Just what can I say about these lines...You know what I must have been thinking, right?


This has now put me into an introspective mood :x

kaushal said...

Nice poem!!
Loved it!

WeirdiSgooD said...

@ Asbah- That is the only thing they had left, the sharing of something material because emotionally it was so draining. After writing this i felt sorry for him more than her. Imagine giving all you can afford to give, while keeping yourself shielded, and then realizing that its just not enough. But i just love your huge comments :D

@ Mihir- Thanks :)

@ Cherry- Yeah, dont comment, but i do read it.

@ Ranjeet- Thanks :)

@ Rash- I know exactly what you were thinking, and this poem was written with experience, and no, it was not between lovers but Friends. Dont relate to it, it will only bring sorrow really. Besides, i bet your shoe sizes are different :D

@ Kaushal- Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it :)