Poetry

A chapter of my life, which finally closed.
I close my eyes, I see a face,
Time has passed at a splendid pace,
It was a scorching sunny day,
With rains of happiness on the way,
A day to remember, a day to dare,
I was to promise a whole life to care,
A red rose in hand and hundred evenings of hope,
Balloons of happiness and dreams unfold,
They call it the day of romance,
Day of luck, or the day to take a chance,

And then, there she was, in ruby red attire,
Stunning, soignèe and glowing in necklace blue sapphire,
Right beside me, standing,
In a place solumn and serene,
Her raven hair tightened with a pinky velvet ribbon,
She never looked so beautiful, needless to mention,
Memories started rolling, like a flashback soon,
How I waited for hours all the way,
And her one glimpse would make my day,
Her rosy lips, her charming face,
Her eyes with an ocean depth,
Her infectious smile,
Those cute dimples little,
Raven tress, nose pointing like knife,
As if the statue of Aphrodite came to life,

With all the love I had for her,
I walked towards her,
My heart was beating like drums,
My eyes were swinging under blanket of dreams,
With some dare in eyes,
And love in heart king size,
I bent down on one knee,
Took her hand in my hand,
Oh my dear, will you be mine?
I will stand by your side till the last sunshine,
My love for you will never fade,
Be it mountains of happiness or sorrows’ shade,
Noone would love me like you do,
That’s why I wanna live forever with you,
No matter how many fights between us would happen,
We will always make it right, our world won’t be shaken,
You would always find me there,
In every moment of joy and each moment of despair,
You make me love you so easy,
It has become part of me rather than a necessity,
Being with you rejuvenate me in such a way,
Morning has brought hope in its every ray,
A little tiny world of ours, I aspire,
You are someone to me, for whom I respire,
This is a little tough decision, I know,
For we can’t predict everything now,
I promise, you would never find yourself alone,
Just say you love me, I asked in calm tone,

And then to my surprise,
I saw tears rolling out her eyes,
She was holding a heart,
Which was not mine,
She said, with a sigh,
We do not make a good pair, you and I,
All lyrics of songs, we kept on listening were unspoken,
Ah! All in vain, the heart was broken,
I heard a small crack somewhere,
I wonder if anyone would even care,
Collapsed and sunken were my eyes,
Silent and tearless were my cries,
I was left alone with shattered feelings,
For heart was punctured with iron drillings,
As moon shies from the sun,
I shared my love with noone,
Then I realized, even moon is alone,
Did it ever love someone?

Copyright © 2016, Aashish Barnwal,  All rights reserved.

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I walked under the woods in mist,
In a dusk of monsoon, with eyes twist,
A non ending passage in forest,
Tiny drops of rain water slipped from the leaves in haste,
Through the grass, wind whispered,
Flowers in the golden, too madly danced,
Carpet of greenery resembled the ample cushion,
Snow white waterfall flowing as molten sapphire screamed for my attention,
Gliding over the rocks, splashing its tears,
Birds chirped and sung in my peaceful ears,
Breeze so soft and gentle as mom’s kissed,
Rustling branches, too not to be missed,
Sunlight casting pink golden hue,
Over the bridge of deep shimmering lake blue,
Desperately I looked through the trees straight,
The scenery was so majestic designed great,
A pleasant soothing gift to eyes,
Spell-bound silence and void of noise,
My senses lulled by the ravishing perfumes,
As I crossed the shades of flower blooms,
I wish my soul in the forest forever stays,
Far from deceives and free of lies,
I took the road less travelled,
All I wish is to grow old in this insouciant world.

Copyright © 2016, Aashish Barnwal,  All rights reserved.

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Aur ek khamosh lamha sab kuch keh gaya,
Jo baatein itne saalon mein alfaazon se byan na ho saka,
Woh pedon ke niche hathon mein hath chalna,
Woh kaliyon ka muskurana, woh gulabon ki khushboo,
Woh sung gaaye geeton ki yaadein,
Woh subah ka ruthna aur shaam hone tak manana,
Ek dusre ki nigahon mein yun taktaki lagaye rahna,
Yun intezaar mein aankhein bichhaye rahna,
Jab ek pal ki bhi der mein sadiyan nikal jati thi,
Woh har pal mein ek nayi zindagi jeena,
Phir kuch yun badal gaya sab kuch,
Jaise mausam ne li ho ek nayi angadai,
Band ho gaye yun sanchar ke saare sadhan,
Na hansna hasana, na ruthna manana,
Grahan lag gaya ho maano chand mein,
Aur ek din anayas hi hum mil pade,
Unhi pedon ke bich,
Wahi muskurati kaliyan, wahi gulabon ki khushboo,
Badla tha toh bas yeh,
Ki uske hathon mein thi chudiyon ki chamak,
Aur aankhon mein neelam se bahte aansoo,
Lafzon mein kuch byan na ho saka,
Aur ek khamosh lamha sab kuch keh gaya.

Copyright © 2016, Aashish Barnwal,  All rights reserved.

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It’s been quite long when I penned down something. Here it goes, something that has been carved straight from the heart, something that came from a real life experience.

I sit, I look back,
Lost in the lanes of memory track,
Drowning in the waves of reminiscences chain,
A trauma flashes, like lightning does, before heavy rain,
And I see everything going black,
What happened to be spectacular and dazzling,
Suddenly transformed into cloudy, moonless sky darkening,
Nothing does make sense out of that shade,
I still keep looking with eyes wide,
A ray of hope, that might change something,
And I would again be the younger being,
Rightly they say, one has to pay for one wrong done,
Or was it one right that went mistakenly wrong?

I sit, I look back,
Delving into the threads of memory strangling,
I realize each moment is beautiful and a blessing,
That anything can happen in a trice,
And life turns upside down without asking any price,
All beautiful trails changed in a single stroke,
Leaving traumatised, emotionally and mentally broke,

I sit, I fantasize drowning in a reverie,
Looking myself in the mirror of Erised,
I glance my heart’s truest desires carved,
Is it a coincidence mere,
Or really the deepest desire,
Reflection it shows, is nothing special,
All it appears is a mirror typical,
For all I wish is to be the same old me,
Exuberant, cheerful and carefree.

Some say, you understand importance of something only after you loose it. Truth is, you always knew the importance, you just never imagined losing it ever.

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A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive and healthy. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, I assure you it will start to feel like one.

Copyright © 2016, Aashish Barnwal,  Some rights reserved.

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And so the college life has ended,
With so many feelings, lying in the heart beneath,
Left with memories we all spent together,
Best buddies who will be missed forever,
We will meet again, that’s the hope,
A little responsible, a little matured,
When “committed” will be no more a word,
When we will think twice before make others hurt,
No matter what shape the life will take,
Moments we lived, will never fade,
Waiting for us, is a new life ahead,
Full of opportunities, new paths to create,
With such long time spent, flew like a trice,
Hard to wave Good Bye, with eyes moist,
Oh! Why the feeling is so strange, distressing it is,
Like the fall of a leaf in a silent breeze,
Is it time to laugh, or time to cry,
Stay in touch, nothing more to say.

Copyright © 2015, Aashish Barnwal,  All rights reserved.

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