Sunday, 27 March 2011

Behind The Bars

Not out there
Amidst the stars,
Its right here
Behind the bars.

A palette in the sky
A magic tower of light,
The darkness lives in here
Where time is always night.

A whole world outside
With so much to explore,
But they won't let me through
They won't let me go.

What's inside those buildings?
What's behind that wall?
What lies beyond the horizon?
I scream to know it all.

I still continue counting them
Knowing they have no end,
I still hold on and shake them
Knowing they won't budge or bend.

Darkness is Versova,
Is long over.

Its always light
Always morning,
Through these gaps
Past the railing.

I yearn to feel it
I long to see,
Come break these barriers
Come set me free.
Photo credit: Ronit Bose Roy


  1. Beautiful flow. Simply beautiful.

  2. very beautiful flow of's like you have words for every single emotion.the way you string your thoughts together is mesmerizing.i have no words to tell you how beautifully you write. Keep writing, keep inspiring :)

  3. Brilliant! Totally Mesmerising.
    You made feel the Darkness in Versova.

  4. GREAT WORK. reminds of how we are surrounded all over by swarm of human beings every second of our life yet so alone, so alone that we would do anything to feel someones touch.

  5. very nice thougths.. keep the good work :)

  6. your poetry book will fetch you millions. then you can make films with a certain mr. roy for to the rest of your life... you can be the writer producer! didn't get the versova reference. the rest fell into place and beautifully conveyed the pathos of a trapped soul waiting to break into a flight...


  7. *Hugs, hugs*
    Thank you all :-)

    @Magik ~ ~ He was the inspiration. All credit for this one, to him only.

    Will leave the writing/producing to you. I'll stick to being his co-actor!

  8. Waah! Beautiful! :)

  9. AMAZINGLY Beautiful (:

  10. Exquisite, emotions captured in silken verses... :)

  11. Just wow! It's like someone singing, and playing a harp. Wow.