This Evening…

Atul Chandra Sarkar

This evening as the sun goes down
And darkness spreads from east to west,
I think of those pleasant days,
When amongst friends, you were best.
But just see how time changes,
And we cease to be what we are,
I remember the day when we were parting,
How my heart sank like the morning star.
Since then till date, I have thought,
What brought us so, so very near,
You were like many, many others,
Yet why you alone looked so dear?
Why have I longed for your company?
Why your presence provided solace?
I had so many well-wishers, yet
Why I thirsted for a glimpse of your face?
Our love too had a glorious dawn,
A day of which every moment was beautiful,
A quiet noon of making love,
An evening of hues most wonderful!
Unlike this evening that injects poison,
The venom of loneliness in every vein,
As I watch the sun go down,
Leaving behind an expansive, black stain.


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Double Post Graduate in Philosophy and Sociology and LLB degree-holder, a Gold Medalist from Canning College, University of Lucknow, U.P. India. Presently engaged as Advisor (Industrial Relations) and Public Information Officer (Corporate) at Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and is a Guest Faculty at Electricity Training Institute, Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on the Right to Information Act, 2005. An Advocate registered with the Bar Council. Articles, poems and short stories have been published in popular National dailies like Pioneer, Northern India Patrika, Times of India, Campus Verse, Shaktivani, etc. A Blogger at Times of India's speakingtree and having a flair for oil painting. A democratic, liberal and humanist to the core.

Last updated November 17, 2014