Saturday, September 29, 2007

I forgot to light a candle


Many a love die
But what a way to die...
Many a love fade,
But what a way to fade...

I forgot to light a candle today
For a man who once loved.
His name was Rizwanur
He died the other day...

I didn't know him, no.
And neither would I have had;
Had he not loved the way he did-
Or died the way he died.

It's all over the papers, you know
They make it sound pretty sad.
His death on the tracks;
His widow and all...

I forgot to light a candle today
For a man who once loved...
His name was Rizwanur,
He died the other day...

(I appreciate all your comments.
Please click on the title (I forgot to light a candle) above
This link has an article with details of the Rizwanur case.
I like poems with their abstractness intact.)

6 comments:

bhakti said...

i did not really seem to capture the under current very deeply...it didn't strike a chord but i like the emotion which turned it into a poem... :)

Rasik said...

Nice Poem... mainly the emotions...

It's good to see a bloggoing on from past 1 year... keep it up...

Ready to read more from you...

Vix said...

Nice one ....!!... honestly i hardly really went that deep in to that incident ....good to c some ppl around who really cares for the "relative" term called "love".....

Arindam Sen said...

Very nice emotions in the poem!

Confusion Confounded said...

nice emotional poem.. bt it sum how doesn't click. maybe its not deep enough or sad enough.. but really nice poem

Malay Maniar said...

agree with a couple of others.... doesn't strike a chord all too well. To cite a probable reason, you may not have captured the essence of his going away, which makes the compliments pretty light.
But kuddos for thinking about something that we generally just graze through in the papers...