01/07/2010

Jaded Naivety


I got so tired of these damned clichés in my poem,
So thought of getting rid of every one of ‘em

What are rules made for, if not to be broken?
What is a heart made for, if not pieced apiece?
So I say: ‘what the hell, grab the moment and run free’.

There are things like deadlines, priorities and commitment.
And then there are things like strawberry wafers, things pleasant.

What are rules made for, if not to be broken?
What is a heart made for, if not pieced apiece?
I’m done with the ‘what if’s and the ‘why not’s.

So something’s gonna hurt. But you still do it anyway.
Coz it’s forming a part of now, tomorrow’s memory’s cachet.

What are rules made for, if not to be broken?
What is a heart made for, if not pieced apiece?
Giving free run to my imagination, the string-less kite.

And he made it so that we couldn’t even be friends.
And she’s become a candle that burns both its ends.

What are rules made for, if not to be broken?
What is a heart made for, if not pieced apiece?
So I am letting go of both, hope it gives them hell.

Not that I hate, not that I love; its just that I don’t care.
It had in actuality become too much of a burden to bear.

What are rules made for, if not to be broken?
What is a heart made for, if not pieced apiece?
Something’s remain unbroken, unfortunately perhaps.

Like hope for a new beginning, thinking things will be better.
Knowing most probably they won’t—tomorrow is today’s daughter.

What are rules made for, if not to be broken?
What is a heart made for, if not pieced apiece?
What is life if not spent on foolish naivety?



3 comments:

Scribbler said...

There are things like deadlines, priorities and commitment.
And then there are things like strawberry wafers, things pleasant.

Naivety at its best :)

keep it rollin;)

parshati dutta said...

loved the refrain...a very matured piece!

A Poetess said...

@scribbler: thanks for your encouraging words
@parshati: yeah we all take our own times to mature,me a lil later than usual :) thanks.