Friday, October 7, 2011

Rising Tide


I'm a worried man caught in the rising tide,
empty silence lies ahead of me, darkness behind,
as I float purposeless with long heaving sighs,
all I recall are those benign hazel eyes,

Hope is a strange vessel sailing the lonely sea,
gives you what you need, but not what you seek,
it's an irony then, what life predicts for me,
to find happiness in places, I never thought it would be,

She's sitting across to me with mirrors in her eyes,
trying to sell me the past, re-live my lies,
but I'm dressed in my best and her appeal has died,
I'm taking the last train, to hell with goodbyes,

I'm a buccaneer on the oceans of despair,
I'll steal your heart when I so choose and care,
to you it may seem unpleasant, unfair,
but I'm the one who sat all night, talking to an empty chair,

Lots of water under the bridge, memories to forsake,
you can't count on me to change my ways,
don't build dreams from memories, where you have lost your stake,
coz I'm not as eager as I once was, to make a mistake.

(Image courtesy: My Studios)

16 comments:

Saru Singhal said...

Beautiful poem...And a unique thought!

Saru

IMROZ NAQVI said...

Thank you Saru...early bird you are...glad you liked it :)

WonderWall said...

Lovely lines:-

I'm a buccaneer on the oceans of despair,
I'll steal your heart when I so choose and care,
to you it may seem unpleasant, unfair,
but I'm the one who sat all night, talking to an empty chair,

P.S. We share same template :P

Anonymous said...

Imroz my friend you know what you write. You just pen the feeling of a struggler, a passionate person who has feelings,ambistions and want success and love.

KP said...

A strong disinterest towards hope and life.. when there is philosophy in first 2 para, disregard in the 3rd and total loss in the last few lines.. and that too in a brave manner.. I am a fan of ur writings.. (If i have perceived correct) any way beauty of words lies in reader eyes.. don't they?

IMROZ NAQVI said...

@Wonderwall: Welcome to my blog, am glad you liked the poem, keep reading and coming back and love the name of the blog and the song :)

@Anonymous: Thank u :)

@KP: You have good perception but I agree with you, the beauty does lie in the eyes of the reader and also the meaning they derive from it. Thank you for your kind words and I am truly humbled by your compliment! :)

sowmya said...

Hope is a strange vessel sailing the lonely sea,

wow such a wonderful line:)
great poem!

keep writing & smiling always!

IMROZ NAQVI said...

@Soumya: Thank you...keep reading and do some smiling yourself :)

Priya said...

Beautiful words...they touched my heart...please share on FB so I can share it too....:-)

IMROZ NAQVI said...

@Priya: Thank you so much for the appreciation and I have already shared it on my wall :)

aarts said...

You take a situation and turn it into something so beautiful...you have the gift of painting a picture that everyone can identify with...

IMROZ NAQVI said...

@Aarti: Thank you for your kind words :)

anindita sarkar said...

Oye, Thank you ki dukaan! Why dont you write a poem that is happy.Its been a while you know. I know u r one of the best writers in the world and you know it too. But come on, that just does not give u the license to write only when u r sad. when was the last time i read something that was 'happy and Imroz'? Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee, please please.....smile and laugh and write after that. something very happy... n btw, i love ur poem. its to the point and in your face. Muah!

IMROZ NAQVI said...

@Ani: Well that was pleasantly blunt! :) I know you want me to write something happy and I will write something like that soon...I promise! Thanks for the compliment though...best writer in the world is a little outlandish hehe but I don't mind ;)Muah!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is really really good Imroz...I enjoyed your writing thoroughly!

IMROZ NAQVI said...

@Siddhartha: Thank you! Please keep reading :)