I would prefer

The last patches of my stay here,
In this city where no one is for me.
That’s what I felt all along while I lived here
Lonely, bored, aggressive, angry at one and all.’
But anywhere spending some time,
Some relations, some bonds one does form,
The bonds though few, I formed here too.
The ties of love and care, of those who stayed with me
Instead of stopping, looking and passing on.
Not forgetting to flash one smile,
However busy they were in life.
A stranger on his way of life,
Wants what more but some attention,
Few kind words, a pat and a hug,
A blanket of love and warmth to keep him snug.
I got some too, leaving behind few chapters in my mind
Whenever I will like to feel, what I felt in an alien land,
I would prefer to touch these love filled spots in my memories
Than to think of those who didn’t even get time to wait or stand.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

5 thoughts on “I would prefer

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    This poem rewards the reader with an incisive and thorough examination of personal relationships.Unfailingly compassionate with its insights,the poem reminds us all of the author’s poetic skills in addressing such problematic issues.


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