BICYCLE

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Photo Credit: flickr.com

I walked backwards
I did the headstand
I mimicked, I juggled
And the private dance
To make it interesting

I tried to understand
Your deliberate nonsense
I ate and swallowed up my offense
And wriggled on your palm
To keep it working

I did what I could
But I can’t
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle
I can climb the mountain on one leg though
But I can’t withstand the pain of indifference
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle
And keep dragging it

I gulped the pills you brought
Bitter ones in one draught
I fell all dull and numb
Hoped it will end the drought
I vanished and succumbed
‘Cause you desired

I couldn’t chew the sweat
I couldn’t drink the dust

But I did what I could
And I can’t
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle
I can climb the mountain on one leg though
But I can’t withstand the pain of indifference
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle
And keep dragging it

To nowhere.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Shards Of DuBois says:

    wow, liked this one a lot Neeraj!! but full of sadness. you are so deep and feel so deeply sometimes its unbearable! really hope the sad ones are all made up, and not your true life!! 🙂

    1. I appreciate your concern Deb. The recent ones are made up and I’m perfectly alright. 🙂 Thank you!

    2. Shards Of DuBois says:

      oh thank God! but wow, you can certainly tap into pain and sorrow!!! really good!!!

    3. Thank you so much, it’s an honor!

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