Mere synonyms for tomfoolery,
Or atmost, writing prompts for
daft wannabe poets like us.
Far from the madding crowd,
Is in a better place, they say!
But are you really there, Gil?
Are you really in a place better than home?
Do you really not want to come back?
You never wanted this, did you?
To die like a stone,
buried under another.
To get sucked in
by the swirling waters,
Back to where you came from.
Nobody even saw you leave.
Not even yourself.
But I promise I will try to keep you alive.
In my words and songs.
The words fly away into a sky that
promises too much, and yields so little.
Maybe I will fail. Miserably.
But I will try, Gil.
Like Markus Zusak said,
I have hated words, and I have loved them,
and I hope I have made them right!
- Rasvi Maligi.