Love And Longing In Mumbai


Meet me in my dreams
Because that’s the only place I’ll let you exist
Tell me anything you like, your silliest moments, your heartfelt desires
I’ll do my best to make them true
And we’ll live through fantasy

The next morning, when I wake up in my world
And you in yours
Don’t try to hold on to me
Or even feign recognition when you see me
Because I won’t reciprocate

I can be anything you want me to be
All but the one you meet behind closed eyes
Wings are reserved for private flights of fantasy only
Goodnight, stranger.
Hello, fantasy.

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9 thoughts on “Love And Longing In Mumbai

  1. Shreyasi April 26, 2007 at 13:44 Reply

    So touching and beautiful

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  2. DC April 26, 2007 at 14:29 Reply

    The pic is stunning. Blurry bright lights and a winding road.

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  3. Brad April 26, 2007 at 22:41 Reply

    And if ever you have to break up,
    Do break up with me in my sleep,
    For then, if ever, when I get up,
    I just shall remember you as one sweet dream.

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  4. ricercer April 26, 2007 at 22:53 Reply

    sweet! very different and i like the perspective … both in the snap and in the words. very nice, really!

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  5. pensivelawyer April 27, 2007 at 18:09 Reply

    Dammit, i’m crying!

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  6. pragni April 27, 2007 at 19:42 Reply

    Idea- You and Brad should try writing poetry together. I think that would turn up awesome pieces.

    Brad- No words to describe your last lines. Its that good.

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  7. manuscrypts April 30, 2007 at 12:01 Reply

    scond life..good stuff.. and have you read the book? meanwhile drop in for some fourplay at my blog 🙂

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  8. rax1 May 3, 2007 at 21:11 Reply

    i love the ending.

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  9. ideasmith May 6, 2007 at 14:16 Reply

    @ Brad: There is a reason we are A.E.s

    @ PensiveLawyer: Hugz for the tears, love, didn’t mean to make you cry.

    @ Pragni: We do, actually. Each time I write a poem I feel very ‘pat-me-on-the-back’ proud of, he comes by and casually tops it off by a comment-poem of his own!

    @ Manuscrypts: Fourplay? Intriguing…on my way!

    @ rax1: Sometimes poetry is more beautiful than real life.

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