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Alas!

Alas he says
As he wastes his time
Looking at mundane sites on the Internet
Amusing himself
Or trying to
But missing her bad all the time
Cocooned in his idealism
Of a promise made with wool over his eyes
And a stone in his heart.

Alas she weeps
But silently
As she waits to hear from him
Pretending to find joy elsewhere
Faking happiness
Or trying to
Even a single word would bring such comfort
To show her she still matters

Alas  is a situation
They have both created
More he than her though
She at least tried
Really hard

But he mulishly clings on to his alas
Burning silently, longing, craving
Yet doing nothing.
Both of them trapped
In their intermingled destinies
Of a web they wove
Alas!


© 2011 Preeti Shenoy

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Comments

  1. I hope I've told you that out of all the things you are good at, I am very fond of your poetry.

    I love this one too. It jumps out and tells people to do something about situations/relationships where they are being complacent, it tells people to be more expressive, it tells people to leave the baggage behind and live in the moment and enjoy the little things in life.

    For me, as long as I gave it my best shot and 100%+, I don't feel guilty about anything and let it go and move on. Sometimes it takes longer to do so, but worth it :).

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  2. Lovely poem once again...very touching

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  3. Nice poetry. Good presentation of modern day love and suffering.

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  4. Santosh:Thanks so much.

    Shachi: brilliantly summarised. Thanks!

    Horizon/Seema:thanks a lot :)

    Sunitha:Thank you!

    Tarang:Glad you liked :)

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  5. So easy sometimes to promise so much in online relationships, and so hard to get real! Very thought provoking, Preeti.

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  6. really a gr8 poem:)

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  7. I came over from Corrine's place and have to say how poignant this piece is...so moving and beautifully done!

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  8. Wow! Bang on the right time again!
    Preeti, I bow to thee! :)

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  9. So simple yet so beautiful!

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  10. Touchy Poem.. so beautifully presented ~ "Better to express ur feelings than keeping them unsaid and feeling sorry about it later, all life long when U lose ur love forever..."

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  11. Alas .. wish both took time and thought ..

    lovely poem


    Bikram's

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  12. kya baat hai ! good one - as usual !

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  13. Nice work !! It actually sums up some situations in my life. Once I know I have given something all that I have got and that the other person has chosen to nothing about it, then I move on, with so much peace.

    Vidya

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  14. vow nice lines Preeti, enjoyed reading it :) :)

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  15. Reading a poem by you for the first time :) A thoughtful, well expressed poem on the reality of web

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  16. Abha: Thanks..But it's not about an Internet virtual friendship..It's about a real relationship too--except that the word Internet was used as its a modern occupation to kill time.

    Suku:Thanks a lot :)

    Mamta:Thanks! :)

    Vidya:That is exactly what i do too..But somewhere they are indeed Alas situations ;-)

    Ruchira: thank you!

    Bikram: Thanks!

    Amit: true!

    Akaksha:Thanks!

    Vidya: heh heh..don't bow too low :P My ego does not deserve that much pandering ;-) :-)

    Colleen: Welcome to my blog and thanks so much.

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  17. Rurlink and colleen:Thanks a lot :)

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  18. Corinne:Thanks for sharing (though I could not find where you had shared). :)

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  20. This poetry reminds me so much about myself doing nothing but playing games in zapak and waiting for her reply in FB... but "ALAS" she is totally not interested :-)

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  21. We are here, but it is not we
    I and you...!!!

    Space between, filled with air but feels heavier than metal.

    It's that we were always like this... the moment I took you for granted !!!

    I am not what I have become.


    --- just after reading your these words came to my mind as connection...
    Keep writing.

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