A moment

A moment in my life,
A moment so miniscule,
that it could be easily overlooked,
with a shrug of the shoulders,
like it never existed,
never happened,

The moment does not stare at me,
does not hold me in a vise-like grip,
it sometimes manages to waft in,
slow and seductive,
I manage to shake it away easily,
with almost no-effort,

For days the thoughts don’t drift,
the concious does not let go,
not even for a second,
life gains attention,
moments of the present overtaking,
what happened so long ago,

No longer is there a longing,
breathing comes naturally,
in and out, in and out,
there is no pressure to to be happy,
the moment is all but forgotten,
as I peep into the eyes of someone familiar,

Surely it has been more than a few lifetimes,
since the moment came to haunt me,
seems like so long ago,
I must have gotten over it,
I decide triumphantly,ready to party,

But right this moment,
it is different,t
here is just that moment and no others, not the ones before,
not the ones after,
why is it that how many ever times
I have tried to burn it,
it is always there – a but!
Inspired form the lines,
“ek chota sa lamha hain jo khatm nahi hotha, main laakh jalaata hoon wo bhasm nahi hotha”

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17 Comments on “A moment”

  1. priya Says:

    I don’t know whats going on in your mind right now…but…
    “Just take things easy…Chill maar !”


  2. Manasa Says:

    lol yeah i have no clue what your talking about , but hey that s poetry right ?
    anyway take in a deeeeeep breath and try leaving it out …slowlyyyyyyyyyyyy..
    my principle’s advice 🙂

  3. niveditha Says:

    You write really good poems, you know you can write a couple and publish them!
    Keep up the good work, in fact the great work! I really appreciate your talent

  4. Prarthana Ravishankar Says:

    Thanks duh..
    Positive reinforcement!!

    @ manasa
    deep breath??
    for what?? LOL

    @ niveditha
    Thanks a ton!!

  5. Sujanya Ravishankar Says:

    chungola bumbola….hehehe..

  6. Prarthana Ravishankar Says:

    @ sujanya
    What do I do with people like you?? God bless me.. :S

  7. Poorna Omprakash Says:

    Sibling rivalry on the comments section of a really nice poem? 😀

  8. Prarthana Ravishankar Says:

    @ poorna
    Not much can be said about her beautiful comment can there?? 😉

  9. Manasa Says:

    Lol chumma thought i will quote these famous lines , thats all !

  10. Aditi Says:

    love it =)

    fix the ‘concious’ typo =P

    write more!
    and often!

  11. Aditi Says:

    oh btw, i linked to your blog

  12. kaddu Says:

    Fantastic poem!!! Amazing!!! Keep going pratty!!!

  13. Prarthana Ravishankar Says:

    @ aditi and kadambari
    thanks a ton. 🙂

  14. Sujanya Ravishankar Says:

    jungle,bungle tumble bubble rubble ,,,,,,,, can u give something rhyming freak!!!!!!

  15. Prarthana Ravishankar Says:

    I cannot write poems that rhyme..
    And I dont find the necessity to!!
    Hmph!! 😛

  16. kaddu Says:

    I’d really like 2 meet Sujanya!!!

  17. Prarthana Ravishankar Says:

    She’s one stupid bum!!
    *straight face*

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