Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Walking away

Walking along the footpath
Careful to not step over
The filth and dirty puddle
I met her gaze

Seeing the pain in her eyes
That bores into my heart
And tugs at the touchy spots
I turn my head away

Rushing off to do some social work
Do I have time for her?
Hiding behind my responsibility
I quicken my pace

Thinking of my limitations
That compel me to close my eyes
That force me to ignore her pain
I push on to my destination

12 comments:

Abhilash Pillai September 23, 2009 at 12:01 AM  

If I see such a face with puzzle, I would rather try to solve the puzzle, but then how far and how long could I help it. How many?

You wrote really good...
does all the help reach them...?

Clueless...

Rush September 23, 2009 at 12:23 AM  

break the limitations
dont bind urself down
go figure out the puzzle
breaking every barrier bound

Swapna Raghu Sanand September 23, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

It's a puzzle but a very thought provoking one.

KParthasarathi September 23, 2009 at 6:12 PM  

Rushing to do some social work by walking away from pain of a distressed woman is an irony indeed.This is what we witness not infrequently
Beautifully written

kochuthresiamma p .j September 23, 2009 at 6:48 PM  

very sensitive. and how true. we all hide behind our "resposibilities", not facing the fact that she is also our responsibility.
very honest piece

Srivats September 29, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

waah! thats truth simply put in poetic way!

"Rushing off to do some social work
Do I have time for her?
Hiding behind my responsibility
I quicken my pace"

I am guilty of the same thing, gosh how many times I have done the same thing. Very nicely put simple words in depth meaning

Keep writing

Sureshkumar Punjhayil October 7, 2009 at 10:34 PM  

Nice one... Best wishes...!!

Bindhu Unny October 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM  

Abhilash: Thanks.
'How many' is the question! :)

Rush: If only I could! :)

Swapna: Thanks :)

KParthasarathi: Thanks :)

KPJ: Thanks :)

Srivats: Thanks :)
I guess most of us are guilty. :)

Sureshkumar: Thanks :)

KParthasarathi October 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

where are the new posts?You are also not visiting my blog.Hope all is well
kpartha12@gmail.com

Bindhu Unny October 30, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

KP: Thanks for checking. I am fine. Been a little tied up with work. Will be back soon.:)

lakshmi December 2, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

beautiful
not just this...but your other poems too.........
have a good day

Bindhu Unny January 22, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

Thanks, Lakshmi

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