Morning Walk

Walking on the long pavement

You try to comprehend

In your limited method,

In your chosen narrow path,

That something doesn’t happen as it should.

Footprints erase the precious moments,

Cloudy sun struggles to light your face,

The slim palm tree unmindfully sheds leaves,

A tiny bird tweets in a routine,

When you can understand her words?

You pause in front of a brick wall

To mark your presence there,

Someone talks in a whispering tone,

But still quite loud enough,

This morning can never be yours.



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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

3 thoughts on “Morning Walk

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The quality of the poem , ” Morning Walk ” , differentiates itself by the line , ” this morning can never be yours “. from many other poems and their expectations . It does so in the way the astute batsman hits a ” six” off the last ball in a test match and thereby win the series.

  2. lokesh roy

    to make a walk wholesome , healthy you need a bit of this or that to give that spring to your gait , not merely a good pair of Nike shoes ! I guess this poem has enough of it , if we keep at it !

  3. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for February 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month * Landfills – Reena Prasad…..***In the Category of Highly Commended – * Butterfly -Ramesh Anand…*Child’s Play -Shalini Samuel…*Don’t call me free -Ogunjimu James Taiwo…*Don’t let it be seen -Jan Christian Sorensen…*In a strange land -Viji Venkat…*Love’s strong -Jobale Wihnope…*Morning walk -Gopal Lahiri…*Ropes -Mary Annie…*The Culvert and the Tree -Sunil Sharma…*Those silent promises -Sangeeta Suneja…*Valentine’s Day..-Michelle D’Costa…*Vanished reality -Tapeshwar Prasad *** The ICOP Poetry Critic ( Bi-Monthly Award ) for the months January/February 2013 is Lokesh Roy.


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