Thursday, August 14, 2008


All You who Sleep Tonight
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
And emptiness above -

Know that you aren't alone
The whole world shares your tears,
Some for two nights or one,
And some for all their years.

-- Vikram Seth

This is one of my all time favorite poems. I simply marvel at the fact that how so less words can express so much in so few words. Feeling the exact loneliness described above can be really painful. There are times when you look for companionship, when you want to be with family and friends and then when reality brings you back to itself, you are left with yourself wondering why are you here in this moment at all?
There is work to be done that you don't want to do at all. There are things to be taken care of but all you want to do is go with the flow. Bas beh jaane ki khwahish hoti hai.... Aur wo adhoori reh jaati hai.
Of late, I have started enjoying my solitude. I started doing that long ago but this time, it was forced (by circumstances) and not out of choice. I have started watching movies alone, shopping alone, talking alone and also eating alone. I hate it. I can do anything and everything alone but not eat. Why? Then I hate the hunger pangs which don't let me concentrate on anything if I decide not to eat. Why? Why can life just not let me be??? Why this sudden vaccuum which has decided to remain so... Why????????


Ankur said...

prakruti... things will ease.. pretty soon!!
this is just the beginning, have faith!! :)


Neptune said...

beautiful lines....
i can completely identify to the feeling...but hang in there, and things shall pass

tunafish said...

Hey Prakriti,

Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you like it. why so lonely? as you said in your earlier blog, faith and hope is a beautiful thing... I won't say I understand how you feel, cause it is stupid to say that. How can one feel the same feeling unless the person is in the same situation? But i will say when your life is completely down there is only way to go- UP! so cheer up and enjoy your freedom and independence.

Prakriti said...

:) Thank you all. Some things are already looking up. :)