All we want


 All we want to see is what lies ahead.

 The silence of the receding twilight

Knocking on our doors…


Yellow flame of the candle, the flickering images

Someone is fuelling them

Hinge on collapse and burst through.


Step into the realm of the universe

Think of evolving solar bodies signaling changes

An arbitrary event cajoled by directions not known.


Conflict seen through the lenses of acerbic and curative

Denied the bagful of gains, the molten anger seeps in

Slice back towards the precipitous edges of life…


The countryside casts a magical spell

Cluster of muted trees, the alluring sunset

Languid water expressing the concern of the low light…


Darkening and receding, in the spreading mist

Look between the borders of trees, a perpetual view

Ripple on the lonely soul.


Being wide awake and singular again…

 The question remains

Can we really step forward? Can we see further?

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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.

2 thoughts on “All we want

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Although the bulk of my comments are appended to the contemporaneously submitted poem ” Can we light up the night “,I think it should be read in tandem with ” All we want “.They seem to be companion pieces. ( Editorial note to Gopal ;Just out of artistic curiosity,which of the two was penned first? )

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