The lamppost

(Sketch: The secret by Deepak Rawat)

It’s nice to see you again,

How’s your life been?

You remember this lamppost and our promise!!

God, how foolish we had been.

I guess the stars have changed!!

I don’t see them smirking, like the way they used to do.

Maybe this road too has forgotten us;

since we didn’t meet, like the way we used to do.

Did you find your share of happiness?

I remember you leaving it, under my pillow.

Though I tore it apart, as soon as you left;

foolish enough, thought I could escape what follows.

People do fall in love, they say;

with the simple touch of a hand.

Mine I found it hidden in your eyes;

like shells buried beneath the sand.

But, I hope you found your way!!

When you moved down that corner.

For me, I still stumble upon my luck;

always ending up way too sooner.

Did you buy that dress, girl?

You looked amazing, smiling in front of that mirror.

I hope you met someone who sees you that way;

because it was not the dress, neither it was the mirror.

Well, I know, I was a fool back then,

I came out strong with my intentions.

I guess I was afraid to wait for the right time;

insecure enough, just to seek your attention.

But, I couldn’t see it anymore in your eyes, girl;

the trick to keeping your feelings away.

I remember they charmed me all that while;

you must have lost it, all along the way.

Now, I guess the reality starts here;

for it is time for you to go, I believe.

I would prefer to stay here a bit more;

with myself and the promise to never leave.

The stars, they will soon smirk at me;

so does the road by blowing little dust.

Since they don’t prefer anyone here with me;

for they know I have come here all alone, since you left.


16 thoughts on “The lamppost

  1. Hey! we are an upcoming lit mag, The unrest. Do consider sending your contributions as comments to , by email at or by sending us a Dm of your art

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  2. Hello! I’ve been reading your posts and I’d like to let you know that you inspired me to write better blogs, I’ve been gone for two months, contemplating, I guess I’ve been feeling sad and miserable, so I haven’t been writing anything. But I’m trying. I hope you can follow my Blogs as well, let me know what you think. I look forward to reading more of your posts! Ciao!

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