A false step

A false step



A false step

and nothing is the same.

no space is illuminated,

no one keep me on my toes,

the hand that gives me warmth

has changed all too soon.

all those misty evenings

no matter how uplifting

never brings music across airwaves.

the ignited mind,

will no longer strike out on

radical new wave paths

that will change the tenor of life.

the bare truth is that

no one plays in the mind’s eye.

 the face is unmasked,

reserve no special place in heart.

no one will care for a minute

how saddened I am,

no one will be there

when the moments come.


This entry was posted in Poetry on by .

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.

1 thought on “A false step

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A psychological melodrama where the introspective ruminations appear to take on almost visceral characteristics.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.