It all started at the bus stop Holding the hands of her parents She was told, 'the bus will come now' Given a fruit juice to sip And she waited patiently After a while the bus came They got a window seat The view that fascinated her the most ! ''Mom, why are the trees going back ? '' ''Dad, where will the road end ?" They smiled, ruffled her curly baby hair Said, '' They are not going anywhere dear.. We are the ones going ahead..." She accepted this. Learned something Life... This is how it goes... It moves..
The trees going back - past memories The road going forward - future paths The passengers she met in the journey- Fellow travellers in life... Sometimes they smiled and wished her Sometimes they frawned and scared her
Learning to wait... Anticipation.. expectation... The wait.... The 'weight' of it all... It was exciting in the beginning It became exhilarating in the middle It's exhausting when the destination is near But nothing stops the journey It must continue... Overcoming the hurdles And the satisfaction it gives - Bliss !
Now she has grown up... Travelled a long way, learned a lot.. People met were eventually forgotten Their gaze dissolved, their smiles erased Their shape faded, their voice diminished They disappeared... From her life.. and from their own life But they gifted her something - Hope ! It was a ray of sunshine That reached out to her All the way from it's origin She held onto that ray of hope And continued her journey The one that started at the bus stop And is going ahead to her destiny...
Another life I will forget you love Believe it or not this one is my afterlife Clouds pass from one place to another Dear, I was just like those passing clouds to you Even after sharing everything that could be shared From secrets in the dawn to silence in the dusk Gates of our hearts closed on each other Have you ever thought how this will end ? I don't think you know how much this breaks me Just let me know if you still want me to be with you Knowing your heart now beats for someone else Listening to you slowly whispering to them at night Making love being a ritual that has neither mind nor soul Not once did I expect to be the one kept in the dark like this Only thinking hopefully that you will return to me at last Perhaps that, right there, was my only fault in life Questions I have in my mind don't matter anymore Right now, I just want to let go of you and everything of you Since when did you find a stranger in me ? To know how distant you got away from me, it hurts Unknown to you, I was always following your heart Virtues all lost, this relationship is not going anywhere Why would you hurt me like this ? Xenial bond, never was this, so let's end this now Yesterdays will always keep on haunting me Zenith I have reached of this unfaithful life !
Diminishing Verse Poems Diminishing verse offers no origin and very few rules, In fact, the main rule is : Remove the first letter of end word in previous line. For example : If line 1 ends with the word “stray” Then line 2 ends as “tray” Then, line 3 ends as “ray"
Poem reference : but it’s ironic that any child who might stray be knocked around like a cafeteria tray when children only want to shine like a sun’s ray.
***** Today write a Diminishing Verse Poem with minimum 3 stanzas on raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic