Skip to main content

Lonely Evenings - poem

Nariman Point, Mumbai (Image Source)

Lonely hearts
gazing at the waves
dark sea scary
at least to me

What peace do they get
at Nariman point
Doesn't the gaiety around
make them feel worse

As I stroll along
as always with family
may be I'm wrong
do they choose to be alone?

Prompt by and Shared with - Poets United


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks. I am glad you like it.
      Keep visiting :)

  2. It's interesting to me, who quite often choose to be alone, that couples and families even think about the loners! Wow. I really like this poem. The poem might be an invitation for those who hold fear of the sea or of loneliness to face their fears. Try it!

    1. Thanks Susan. Pleasure to have you read my words...
      I guess there are those who are alone, and those who are hardly ever alone :)

  3. The sea to some is where they are least alone. I am not the only one who sought solace in the sea.

    1. Very true. I guess the vastness of sea is peaceful...

  4. ma be lonely hearts can commune easily with the vastness of Nature...beautifully written :)

    1. Thanks Sumana... that's what I wonder - Lonely by choice or compulsion...

  5. I do wonder sometimes if people do choose to be alone. Sometimes, I think, we might feel a bit sorry for them....but maybe they are alone by choice.

    1. I started of feeling sorry, and then thought the same thoughts that you expressed...
      Thanks, Mary!

  6. Nimi, and yes it will be nice to see your comments on other Poets United bloggers' poems for this prompt as well. Community is key.

    1. Community is key. Very true, Mary.
      I will be visiting poems of other bloggers... soon :)
      Thanks again...

  7. Beautiful lines Nimi... nariman point has been my spot when I needed to be by my self.

    1. Thanks Shweta... Nariman Point is truly a great place to go to, whether alone or with family and friends...

  8. Loneliness also finds a way in crowded places. Expressed beautifully

    1. Yes, it does... though being lonely and alone are not always the same...


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Absurd, yet so good (Book Review - David S. Atkinson's Not Quite So Stories)

Title: NOT QUITE SO STORIES Author: David S. Atkinson
Publisher: Literary Wanderlus LLC
Pages: 166
Genre: Absurdist Literary Fiction
The stories of David S. Atkinson's Not Quite So Stories are, for want of a better word, weird.
They are not your typical short stories and they are certainly not what I had expected.

So, the 'not quite so stories' are weird, atypical and unexpected. And I enjoyed reading them. Read between the lines and you'd be surprised by their depth.
Read them superficially and they are 'absurd'.

The author's dedication for this book is
"For Shannon, who graciously puts up with my absurdities and loves me anyway.
Also for every third person named Fred."

When I re-read the dedication after having read the book, it held more meaning. Thus my use of the word 'absurd'.

The stories are very well-written.
The humor, the emotions, the terror - it is all subtle.
The paradox is that everything is exaggerated and yet the underlying message is sub…

The right and wrong of choices #WriteBravely

"You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both" - Brene Brown
And it is ok to choose comfort. 
This is my first instinct when I read this quote. Not because I don't feel that choosing courage is the wrong choice, but because it is implied that one should choose courage.
Ideally, we would all choose courage and lead perfect lives. 
"Life is unfair" - such a clichè and so very true. As true as the facts that the world is imperfect, the destiny is not in our control, and that life is uncertain. "You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime" - Neil Gaiman
I think my instinctive reaction of 'it is ok to choose comfort' comes from my being a mother. I have spent years counseling my kids that at times, you choose what is right for you. 
Many a time I feel happier waiting rather than taking any immediate action. And waiting takes a lot of courage.
So, yes make the choice between courage and comfort. Choose courage even.  But decide for…

Who watches Bigg Boss?

Who watches Big Boss?

I ask this question because it seems like hardly anyone I know says that they watch this show that made it to the Top 10 list of the most-watched Hindi Entertainment shows. So, no one I know, besides a couple of close relatives, who don't hide this fact (and me), watched Bigg Boss 11.

An acquaintance of mine recently told me about a male friend of hers who is on a quest to find a girl to tie the matrimonial knot with. She went on to passionately rant about how exasperated he is. One of the reasons for his not liking a female is if she watches Bigg Boss.
Now that this season is over, I was imagining this guy getting married in the next couple of months, and getting the shock of his life when, a few months later, his wife would be watching Bigg Boss every single night.

This rant continued to haunt me. The looking down on anyone who watches a Hindi TV serial, or God forbid, Bigg Boss seems extremely snobbish.
The English TV shows are great, I agree (at least, the few…