A Quiet Evening By The Fireside

A Quiet Evening By The Fireside

He says why don’t you go out

Late into the night

And party hard

Its a stress buster you know

I smile wanly

A quiet evening with a book

By the fire side

Is what soothes the soul

Oh! Don’t be a home bird

Fly high traverse skies

With wide wings

And a traipsing heart

I turn around and say quietly

It won’t make me

He says with force

Yes it  will, it did for me

And it will do for you as well

I shake my head slowly

No you don’t understand

It won’t work for me

Coz I am simply not you

He still pursues

I see glimpses of you

Carefree, outbound , buoyuant

Bouncing on breeze wild

Untamed like a mountain brook

Unheard of I say

Not me perhaps someone else

No, its you its you its you

Dashing on a broomstick

Past the glowing moon

I throw back my head

And laugh loud in mirth

He says, see that’s you

You’ve forgotten perhaps

No, I say, its your imagination

Fertile, Its not me cannot be

Even for a while

He doesn’t let it go at that

And presses his point more

I give up in a huff and say

Oh! Why don’t you realize

I am just not like you

You see yourself in me

Which just cannot be

He shakes his head undeterred

Let time decide what shall be….


About gc1963

A working woman with interests in reading, writing, music, poetry and fine arts.

18 responses »

  1. magiceye says:

    Beautifully versed!!


  2. d.om prakash says:

    Hmmm. Nice one! Reading one of your poems after a long time, Geetaji, a nice poem! 🙂


  3. Vimala Ramu says:

    Reflects our preference for cosy ‘stay at homes’. Good poem


  4. KP says:

    I liked it.Others perception of us is always not real as they juxtapose with their own own predilections.Nicely written.


  5. jmathur says:

    Touching ! Thought-provoking ! Very close to truth ! Hearty compliments for penning an excellent poem which is complete despite appearing to be incomplete.


  6. Shernaz says:

    A layered poem…good to read a poem from you after ages. Keep writing, GC

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Hummingwords says:

    I enjoyed the poem much! the flow kept me hooked.Nice one 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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