Monday, June 16, 2008

Five x Four

Memories like dusk fade away
Into a night of black and blue
The bad ones change shape and size
Only the good ones stay true
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He said he loved her though he didn't
She said she'd love him or die
He walked away without a thought
She hung herself with his tie
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I am a wandering soul
With no destination in mind
I travel with a simple passion
To see what I will find
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Life throws you a curveball
You think it's coming straight
You put your hand down to catch it
And it whacks you on your pate
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Pleasure is not unlike pain
One joy, the other strife
The biggest purpose of both
Is to remind us that we're alive

8 comments:

Arun Sundar said...

Considering my math knowledge
I find Five by Four is twenty
Thoughtfully reading your poetry
I see the niceness to be quite plenty!!

hehe..I know I suck at this :)

You rock on...!!

Idling in Top Gear said...

Very nice.

Preeti Sharma said...

Arun - It's a good start :-)

IITG - Thanks again.

Roy said...
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Roy said...

Life throws you a curveball

One of the deepest thoughts in this poem but so simply written!


life said to death
it's a downright pity we met
death said to life
I'm always around but you forget


Exactly! Here one dialogue I’m remembering from the movie, Gladiator. It was:

”I knew a man who once said, "death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back.”

Cheers!!

Idling in Top Gear said...

I'm blogrolling you.

Preeti Sharma said...

Roy, Glad you liked!

IITG - I think that's a stellar idea:)

slo said...

brilliant work...

Pleasure is not unlike pain
One joy, the other strife
The biggest purpose of both
Is to remind us that we're alive

I think if we all understood and accepted this idea, life would be so much more meaningful and simpler!