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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The City


I am the ruins of a forgotten city.
A city which is now a half baked jigsaw of broken down monuments.
You may call these monuments buildings,
for they once were built on the foundations of character and a vague semblance of humanity.
There are building of tears,
Arches of guilt,
Unending pathways of remorse
Blind-turns of faith, hope and agony.
I am still alive.

The city is still alive.
Alive and dead in the same moment of space time.
There are crumbling bricks of men and decaying concrete women.
They were complete once, now , only pictures.
Installations in a gallery which no one visits.
Flickering images and broken dialogue on television sets
Soaps with anonymous actors, playing out unknown stories,
Broadcasted on channels which don’t exist.
I hear music.

The city has music.
Jarring, itching notes created on a violin
Made out of broken furniture and high tension wires.
It goes on and on, like the unending leak lying unrepaired
At the house which plays the soaps.
The city is empty and full.
Loud and quiet.
I am the city that you cross, looking out of train windows
Visiting places that you think you know.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely :)

Just so lucid and visual!

- Swetha

DawnZhang said...

Beautiful! You should write more. And oh, I did a shocketry today! :P

Nice write! :)

Ananya said...

weird and very off the topic comment: I dunno why but this writeup reminds me of a book I had read years back.. its called The fifth mountain by paulo coelho.. well apart from that.. its nostalgic.. hmm :)

Whuaat? said...

Yes. You should write more :)

Nikita Banerjee said...

This post reminds me of Jerusalem :)

Anindita said...

Very vivid and visual! :)

Scribblers Inc said...

Swetha: Thanks! :D

Dawn: Yaay! I will do one soon..and yes, its a cool! :D

Ananya: Yeah? Gotta read that one...have read most of the stuff by him anyways...thanks for dropping by! :)

Whuaat: WHAAAA? Haha...thanks, and yes, I shall try...thanks for stoppin by! :D

Niki: Dont even get there....It really breaks my heart to imagine what I could never see and which may not be seen ever again by any eyes...

Ani: HEYY! Thanks! :D

Kalyan said...

lovely words...nicely crafted lines!

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