Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CURSED

i see a roof where the spiders web
where the birds nest
the floor where the dust shed
where the rodents rest

i hear the roof leak
wind blows and the door creak
i smell the empty air
the life saving tonic here n there

a far away wall crack shows sunshine n rain
weed grown on the broken window pane,
shows twinkles a glow worm at night
the creaking roof will rest on me is the only fright

yet i cant move to hold a dear
left have all the people who i called near
now iam just a old man with a broken back
counting my days to get into the sack

did not know once merry drunk will cost me so
driving back home i remember
life was cheers and lovely i remember
what i cant remember is what people say
i killed my family and this is how i pay

i survived the crash but lost my folks
wish i wasn’t drunk that day, on the rocks
i wouldn’t be on my bed on my birth day
miss the cake and candles they would have got me today

-kaveer

5 comments:

Chandrama said...

This one is really really well written.

Chintan said...

Very well written! Am a fan :)

Achyuth said...

The last two lines :O

Beautiful poem :D

Elena Vettorel said...

Hi.
I wanted to ask your permission to copy your 'old man' photo, to not enfring any copyrights issues.
I'm a student of the University of Western Australia and I'm doing a project on longevity. Your image of the old man's face would add a fantastic feature to my project (it's like a journal article). So, I'm hereby asking permission to copy it, for my personal, non for profit use.
I really hope you'll let me.. thanks for your consideration.
Please get back to me on its_only_el@hotmail.com
Regards,
Elena

Sam's playground said...

I'm mostly into prose, yet somehow picked this one to read first! Niiiice!! Write more, write more! :-D