Looking at the pillars on the horizon,

the horse gasped and thought again,

Should I run, should I break,

Or should I return.

The nomad sat on the cliff and smiled,

indifferent of the time he smell and breathed.

the horse posed his dilemma

but the nomad denied an answer

the horse pestered and cried and fought for it

but couldn’t shake the stiff nomad.

Realizing the agony of the mortal,

the nomad opened his eyes and told the horse

You can run your earth from the sun to the sea,

and you might tire your legs, your might chase glory for months,

but when you stop and think

where you want to reach

its this bed of grass, that will set you free.


12 Responses to “Amphetamine”

  1. Ishita Roy Says:

    The Old Man of The Sea? One of Sindbad’s travels mentions something similar.
    But I admire the rhythm and the message.

  2. Diwakar Says:

    @Ishita: havent read those, wrote this in one of OB-3 morning lectures…they are not easy to complete πŸ™‚

  3. Deepan Dasgupta Says:

    I really like the way you think!…It’s ends with a bang !!!

  4. Ashu Says:

    awesomely nice and thoughtful…!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Tamanna Says:

    I felt am a part of the poem…powerful writing

    • Diwakar Says:

      oh that sounds good, if you can make someone feel part of it even if your intent was only randomness πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Such mysteries better stay mysteries…thanks!

  6. Ashish Mittal Says:

    Good to know I am not the only one confused…But you have a gift to express!!!!

  7. navdeep sihra Says:

    Thank you for this nice expression
    It soothes, and gives a message
    I am both – this horse and nomad …Dilemma goes on …

    Even I wrote a poem “Sacrifice” but all together with a different can check here
    And thank you for the wishes

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