• rasvi_maligi 9w

    Throwbacks.
    Memories.
    Past.
    Scars.
    Moving on.
    Mere synonyms for tomfoolery,
    Or atmost, writing prompts for
    daft wannabe poets like us.

    Someone somewhere
    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.
    ©rasvi_maligi