Dreaming Again

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 by Stained in Labels:

Lately when I think of a poem, it stays in my head for a very short period of time and I forget about it before I can write it down. Luckily I had my mobile around the last time I though of a poem in my head and quickly typed it out on my phone(All hail Qwerty keypads on mobiles).

Posting one after a very long time and this one is quite simple/basic in comparison to my older poems though the depressing theme continues...

Dreaming Again

I wish I could say what I want to say
But those words are too harsh for your tender ears
These days go by dreading that determination
That will hit you someday
After it annihilates me...

I stand here waiting in astonishment
How could this happen to us
Watching the time rattle away
Are we getting closer to the end
Or maybe I'm just dreaming again...


A crow feeding a crow....Saw this for the first time.Shooting Date/Time : 10/31/2008 6:29:00 AM
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/160
Av(Aperture Value) : 5.6
Metering Mode : Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed : 400
Lens : 18.0 - 200.0 mm
Focal Length : 96.0 mm


  1. Anonymous says:

    ummmm..........sounds like u wanna tell ur gf tht u wanna get out of a relationship,n tht it(the relationship) is headed for a major breakup.....was tht the theme of ur poem......? the poem may be simple...but seems 2 b sayin a lot ....n some of the lines can b interpreted in diff. ways...btw is the poem drawn from real life?...;D

  1. Stained says:

    The last line says it all...
    "Or maybe I'm just dreaming again..."

    So as I told my gf earlier, I'm telling you....it's just a poem, nothing else. So no break-up, no connection to real life...nothing

    Poems are meant to be interpreted differently by different people. Just like songs....

  1. Anonymous says:

    thats good 2 hear...poor girl.....she must have lost a good night's sleep over it....:P

  1. Abid says:

    Beautiful poem and a good photograph.

    Is your girlfriend a blogger too?

  1. Stained says:

    Zanzibar....nah...I clarified it immediately... :)

    Abid...thanks...and yes she is also blogger... :D

  1. kaya says:

    Its a very tender poem, and thought provoking in its simplicity.
    (now that I have sucked up to you, tell me na? tell tell. Who it is. Kya yaar? Sanoo bhi dasso. I am the official aunty na?)

  1. Stained says:

    hahahaha....it's quite obvious who it is...lets see if anyone can guess it...

  1. Anonymous says:

    umm....wat do i get 4 guessing rite?......3 guesses.....D , D and DEEEEEEEEEE!..I'm good ,amnt i?.....hehehe

  1. Stained says:

    Erm...you're right... :D
    what you get...hmm...let see...the only thing I can offer our my photography skills...So I don't know...I'll do a free portfolio for you or something... :S

  1. D says:

    Erm okay... don't look at this blog for 4-5 days and a maelstrom of comments emerge!

    Zanzi...trust me, that's the same thing I thought just like you did. But I slept just fine :P

  1. I don't know why people usually interpret "the end", "drifting apart" etc with a lover. This poem like you said means different things to different people. It could well depict a father struggling to confess to his kids about their mother (who is either sick and won't make or has passed away). Or it could be a brother wanting to tell something to his sister about their parents etc. The essence of the poem is more of a struggle towards framing a sentence right rather than delivering a message to a certain someone.
    Having said that, I absolutely loved the last two sentences. It's a stark contrast between each other- second last line sums up the madness that will follow the confession session and the last line brings everything to an abrupt halt with the likelihood of it being surreal.

  1. Stained says:

    neel...well said.... :)

    Btw if anyone is wondering why new updates...kinda busy with some assignments....so that

  1. Anonymous says:

    i reiterate tht the poem's meaning sounds the same 2 me....even after the suggestions put forward by neel......y would a father tell his children tht he was drifting apart from them bcoz thire mother was sick....or y wud a brother tell his sis tht they r drifting apart bcoz of their parents impending divorce(?)...no its pretty obvious in the poem...tht watever is happening (the drifting apart) is between the poet and the other person....n the 2 most common themes r love n frendship.....the use of the words tender ears,the end...cement the idea of it bein a poem bout love....
    i totally agree wid neel abt the last 2 lines...jus brings the whole poem to a new perspective

  1. @zanzibar: The problem isn't the different perspectives- its a theme that people have generalized over the years. Anything to do with confession means a breakup. Wrong.
    To answer your questions- The father wouldn't be at ease while explaining to his young kids (read tender ears) about the absence of their mother. Neither would a brother who is trying to tell his sister something about their parents (it's not divorce that I'm referring to but something to do with sickness or the inevitable). I didn't refer drifting apart to my feedback- I said it because you mentioned a breakup. The poem doesn't come across as a prelude to a breakup but more of a confession. My 2 cents/

  1. Mohammad says:

    intersting capture of a rare moment ... I love it ..

  1. Anonymous says:

    faisal is that youuuuuuuu??????

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