Category Archives: Poetry

Never Give up

The roads may not exist,
The paths might not have been traversed before,
The reality may rattle your being,
The future might put you in an abyss with no scent of spoor.

It doesn’t matter how you feel,
It doesn’t matter where you land,
All that counts is your grit to go beyond.

Beyond your trepidations,
Beyond your fears,
Beyond those inhabitations,
Beyond any queries.

For you have one life and many hopes,
All beaconing your name only if you can hear.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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And when I Saw You

The flowing hair,
The glowing face,
The smile floating like a blissful grace.

The meandering talks,
The shining eyes,
The insane labyrinth of some dwam in disguise.

I sat there agape,
Lost in that trice,
How I wished the moment to freeze for some more time.
The heart oscillated like it had never before,
And the world felt like there was nothing else to behold,

I do not know how to explain,
Unsure whether I should give it a name,
Some call it love and others think it’s inane,

Some brand it,
Others label it,
And few might brandish the thought.

But for me, it was a trance,
a stupor,

an occult,
Hard to express in mere words.

 

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Near Yet So Far

How many times I weave few words of love,
But refrain from showing you.
And those occasions when I harness some thoughts,
But abolish to express.
I often smile gazing the moon,
When I see your reflection in its shadow from time to time.
And the pitter-patter of raindrops on that windowsill,
How it reminds me of our endless talk.

The summer nights,
The starlit skies,
The evening hues,
The wilderness sights,

Every nature’s caper brings back the vivid memories,
The days of our bonding,
The trail of those beautiful times.

I try reaching out to you,
And though you are near,
Yet far away from my yearning heart

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Annoyance

You are like that song,
lingering to a point of annoyance,
Yet hard to abstain.

the tune glued permanently in my head,
No matter how hard I try,
The words fail to recollect,
And more I want to push it away,
It escalates with further vigor,
growing on me as the time advance.

And then after some time I recall the words,
the rhyme, the tune – displaying urgency it surges,
I sing it loud,
I hum it all day long,
With the hope that neither the syllable nor you will fail me this time around.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

You Define Me

Have you seen the birds chirping with no purpose,
Hopping from tree to tree like free souls?

Or looked up in the sky with spiral eyes,
Forming imaginary shapes through the array of clouds.

Have you lately sung at the top of your voice,
Elated as if you have conquered the world?

That’s how I feel every time we bond,
Stating that you are in my thoughts is an understatement,
for you define my very worth 

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah