Sunday, October 04, 2009

Stage of Age

You know you've reached that age,
when you know you're not old,
but you feel cool and otherwise.
And you've felt happiness
and some gift-wrapped sadness,
which tosses inside of you
like a coin.
And you've been down on women,
like with a beer bottle,
several times, so far,
but they still don't make sense
of you, at all.
And you have had friends,
who say you've changed,
but it's nothing like that,
if only they could understand.
And mornings seem cruel,
and nights seem so long,
when the ground beneath you
shifts like sand.
And nothing seems like a movie,
or that one song,
when all you can do
is watch the gray moon,
dressed in a petticoat of clouds.
And you wish you threw your phone away,
closed your Facebook account,
not thought of sending flowers,
or that well-meant text message,
but thrown a cat instead
called Edgar Allan Poe.

But then again,
you've never felt like this before,
or looked so good,
or felt so...
so much so, that even though
the man in the mirror doesn't smile,
when all the rum gets you glum,
you still wouldn't give a fuck,
or turn, twist or care a flying duck,
and you could say the last two lines,
because it rhymes,
sit and blame the times.
So what,
you say,
fuck you.
The poets have died,
light a cigarette,
or go to a gym,
or buy shoes,
you've been through this before,
and you drift again on it,
like a miserable ghost,
because you felt a little pain.


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3:43 PM, October 04, 2009  
Blogger Ana said...

superb, the verbal diarrhoea, poetry in this case, is getting better.. Anamika

2:47 PM, October 06, 2009  
Blogger fishbowl said...

Thank you:)

3:44 PM, October 06, 2009  
Blogger fishbowl said...

I love this.. so much.

4:03 PM, October 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god.. too many connects in this one. We both what you're talking this one.


4:42 AM, October 07, 2009  
Blogger J said...

Everyone except bloggertown thanks :)

and Ana: verbal diarrhea, really?

3:54 PM, October 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

noone else cud have pulled this off as well as u did.

8:35 PM, October 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was referring to the flow of words Jairaj, it's almost a compliment. Ana

9:30 PM, October 11, 2009  
Blogger A said...

i loved the first stanza. the second one lost the plot half way down though.
i'm so glad you're doing verse though.

10:30 PM, October 14, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jerry wat u upto !
still in dilli ?

inexile !

2:41 PM, October 22, 2009  
Blogger P said...

why aremt you writing?

8:29 PM, December 29, 2009  
Blogger Product Junkie said...

Simply beautiful... I read it a while ago and loved it!! Just had to say you write really well... Keep the posts coming.

9:46 PM, December 30, 2009  
Blogger J said...

Exile: Back in Dilli.Same old, same old.

M: Hard times. :)

Product Junkie: Thanks for reading again.

1:42 PM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous angad singh said...

really like this...

11:24 AM, January 17, 2010  

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