Sunday, 6 May 2012

Once Again

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 27; the 27th Edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The topic for this month is 'Once Again'.
The scorching sun swelters
Once again.
The shadows consume
Once again.
The crowd engulfs
Once again.
The world devours
Once again.

Born of high breed
Once.
Howling for a dead mother
Once.
Confused and pathless
Once.
Yet, there was a dawn
Once again.

Taken into home and hearth
Once.
Tender human hands caressed
Once.
Allowed to run and play and bark
Once.
Petted and fattened and loved
Once.

In the streets
Once again.
Lost and lonely
Once again.
Blind with helplessness
Once again.
Without family or friend
Once again.
Confused and betrayed
Once again.
Pining and whining
Once again.
Tired of wandering
Once again.
Silent and still
Forever more.
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15 comments:

Kappu said...

Whoo! I dont know where to put a finger to - but I loved your post! :)

SO matter of factly, I loved the "once" portions more than the once agains!

Sayujya said...

Thanks a lot. And I agree about the 'once' portions- since they are the ones that evoke the pathos in the story.

Kappu said...

you bet :) Thanks for stopping by my post!

aativas said...

Liked the 'once' and 'once again' waves of sorts.

Dewdrop said...

Well written. Captures the pathos of the human being very well.

Sayujya said...

@ dewdrop- this poem isn't about a human. It's about a stray dog that gets taken in as a pet and is later thrown out again. (seen in words like "bark" or "breed" etc.)

N.S.Kirti said...

loved EVERY part of. every single line. had my undivided attention.
and truly, i have to agree with Kappu Ji, the once parts were more intense...

Sayujya said...

Thanks. :)

Ashish Bathini said...

Its really deep and powerful. I loved it.

Sayujya said...

@ Ashish Bathini- thanks a lot.

vajra said...

Lovely post.The mankind is not kind to human beings,how can we expect kind to animals..But good that it reduced little bit..But still we should hope for 100% removal.

Sayujya said...

Thanks Vajra. I agree. We are too harsh and destructive a race!

clouds said...

Lovely post !
good luck for BAT......:)

Richi Baidwan said...

Touching, the loneliness bit is most definitely moving.

All the best for BAT!

Dishit D said...

beautiful!