Sunday, October 28, 2007


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By Gaurav Parab

I drift away from these sounds of success
Each woman wears a fake smile over her dress
And the men wear shirts cut not too crisp or long
And just as I leave, the band plays our song.

Have to sigh and stop in my stride
Have to look for you not by my side
And the curse you gave when you left
Close your eyes to feel my power you said.

I invite the darkness and I am taken away
To that slow winter evening at that fast café
Pray for your mind - you whispered in my ear
My love will be your biggest fear to fear.

You cursed,

You may not hear me laugh every single day
But you will hear my voice in things strangers say
It may not be me who sneaks into your room
But feel my touch when she wears my perfume
And just when you think you will move on
You will stop when someone plays our song


revathi said...

Beautifully expressed!!

Anonymous said...

The last para was amazing….


Anonymous said...

Hi Gaurav,

Very beautifully written. Great

Best Regards


bhumika said...

love the way you weave a story in your poems

this one's great!

Anonymous said...

btw, have you heard this ghazal?

It is from an old pakistani movie. It's sung by Mehdi Hasan, I thought of it instantly when I read this poem from you.

mujhe tum nazar say gira toh rahe ho mujhe tum kabhi bhi bhula na sakogae
na jaane mujhe kyoun yaqeen ho chala hai
mere pyaar ko tum mita na sakogae

meri yaad hogi jidhar jaogae tum
kabhi naghma bun kay kabhi bun kay aansoo
tarapta mujhe har taruf paogae tum
shamma jo jalayee hai meri wafa nay
bhujhana bhi chaho bhujha na sakogae

kabhi naam baatoun main aaya jo mera toh baychain ho ho kay dil thaam logae
nigahoun main chayega ghum ka andhera kissi ne jo poocha sabub aansuon ka bataana bhi chaaho bata na sakogae

Mujhe tum nazar se gira toh rahaye ho
Mujhe tum kabhi bhi bhula na sakogae

- M

Anonymous said...

Fabulous… the way you select your words & the way they rhyme, your creations can cake-walk their way as the lyrics for some metal band… don’t consider it an exaggeration, but Creed (unfortunately disbanded now) or Metallica could come out with a chartbuster, with your words in it…

- I

Anonymous said...

Nice one…

I read it after reading Indranil’s comments and quite agree with him…

I’ll forward your creation to my friends… hope it comes back to you someday…

Warm regards,


Anonymous said...

Scorn of a woman...hahaha! Like always this one has the Parab signature style :D

Since someone seems to have stolen my initial I will sign off with..


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