Off the Wrong Terminal

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You fear the skyscraper nearing the flight, 

You fear that I'd be on one of the floors, 

You fear that I'd not be looking at you, while you are, 

You fear that I've moved on in my life, unlike you.

You fear that this is yet another unpleasant landing.

You get off the other terminal to avoid looking at me, 

To get away, safe and sound into the new set of arms. 


Maybe one day, you'll bump into a mutual friend

Who'd tell you that I don't reside in the same city. 

Maybe one day, you'll know and realize that 

You were jet lagged by a presumable jet-black heart 

Who'd left the place knowing that you couldn't.

He'd left to avoid the unusual eye contacts and bumps,  

He'd left the day your heart got lured into another. 

◄ Sign of the Times

Ever Vigilant, Forever Beautiful. ►


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Manish Singh Rajput

Sun 14th May 2023 14:03

Thanks a lot, John B. Means a lot to me.

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John Botterill

Sun 14th May 2023 10:15

A very clever poem which portrays great emotion and trauma. Stylish writing, Manish. Loved it!

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Manish Singh Rajput

Sun 14th May 2023 09:20

Thanks a lot for the read and comment, Keith.

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keith jeffries

Sat 13th May 2023 13:27

A poem where a relationship is juxtaposed with a journey and ends with a very significant line, with well chosen words.
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