Lost


In a city that never sleeps,

I walked, lost in my thoughts so deep,

Oblivious to the crowd and the buildings,

Or to the rally of vehicles and their beeps

The streets look new; never seen before,

With their lights and turns and department stores,

Was this the place I grew up in,

played and laughed? ; not familiar anymore.

Gone is the playground and in it the ice-cream stall

On its place lies a mega mall……..

The sky no more sees the ascend of colourful kites

It has ended up being a vast empty wall

The pavement lined with trees, now left only with one or two

No one recalls that, or cares about it; just too many things to do

That banyan tree where we played hide and seek is no more there

Like the city and me, it must have got lost too….

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57 Comments

  1. Jingle said,

    September 12, 2010 at 4:47 am

    I am walking with you…
    vivid and animated,
    love it!

  2. Jingle said,

    September 12, 2010 at 4:48 am

    It takes about an hour or two to complete all commenting, 18 comments is a minimum, hope that you enjoy what you read…

    do more, get more feedback, no obligations…
    Happy Saturday!
    Happy Sunday!
    I am thrilled to have you.

    • Alethea said,

      September 12, 2010 at 7:01 am

      Thanks Jingle, I’m enjoying the “poetry ride”….there are so many excellent poets here.

      • Jingle said,

        September 13, 2010 at 8:40 am

        Glad u did…

        Smiles!

  3. Kavita said,

    September 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Beautiful!! I felt this one myself… So many things have changed now… it seems like a whole new place altogether! I miss the charm it held! It still holds the charm…but.. I wish…

    I totally felt this, Asmita!! So well written… sad and soulful…and very REAL!

    • Alethea said,

      September 13, 2010 at 5:22 am

      It holds the charm but in a different way. I just wish those places still existed in real and not only in our memories.
      Thanks a lot for the comment kavita. Hugs to you xoxo

  4. williewizzy said,

    September 12, 2010 at 11:42 am

    So true… urbanization. Things just changed. Thanks for your sharing.

    • Alethea said,

      September 13, 2010 at 5:23 am

      Thanks for your comment. yeah…urbanization…..

  5. Jamie Dedes said,

    September 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Things do change and we do have nostalgia for the way things were. Nicely wrought poem and fine contribution to Poets Rally. I’ll be back to visit again. πŸ™‚

    My post is here:
    http://musingbymoonlight.com/2010/09/08/baruch-the-baker/

    • Alethea said,

      September 13, 2010 at 5:25 am

      Thank you Jamie..you’re welcome anytime πŸ™‚
      Will be visiting you soon.

  6. carolina said,

    September 12, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    makes me want to take a walk downtown

  7. blueplatypus said,

    September 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I really enjoyed this piece. It has kind of a haunting feel to it.

  8. dcwright02 said,

    September 12, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Like the city and me, it must have got lost too….

    such a powerful line and so very true in this days society. people everywhere need to slow down and enjoy the freshness of life!

    here is my rally poem:
    http://lifeloveandmisery.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/collapse/

    • Alethea said,

      September 13, 2010 at 5:31 am

      I agree with you….we need to slow down to enjoy life!!
      will be coming over to read your poem πŸ™‚

  9. September 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I love the imagery, it’s brilliant.

    My Poets Rally Poem: http://robinelizabeth58.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/falling-august-5-2010/

  10. revbillcook said,

    September 12, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Nice evocation of place and change. I enjoyed this very much. – bill

  11. siubhan said,

    September 13, 2010 at 12:55 am

    i love that last line… a perfect ending. πŸ™‚

  12. Lynn said,

    September 13, 2010 at 1:02 am

    def generates a feeling of nostolgia, great poem!

  13. tasithoughts said,

    September 13, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Such eloquence and with a pivotal point.

    JP

  14. Imagina said,

    September 13, 2010 at 2:16 am

    A bitter nostalgic poem.. love the ending. Great work, Alethea πŸ™‚

    • Alethea said,

      September 13, 2010 at 8:13 am

      thank you Imagina…good to “see” you here πŸ™‚

  15. September 13, 2010 at 2:29 am

    great poem about industrialization; it is a shame to see a once quiet, maybe rural, area full of verdure change is visage for a more cut dry, almost non-human covering imposed on, ironically, by humans. It really marginalizes this sense of purity often times represented by children.

    • Alethea said,

      September 13, 2010 at 8:17 am

      It is sad to see destruction of nature in the name of development.
      I really appreciate your comment….thank you πŸ™‚

  16. kyoichi said,

    September 13, 2010 at 11:51 am

    =] made me remember the dragonflies i used to catch when i was younger.

    • Alethea said,

      September 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

      I used to catch them too, in school with friends..ah memories!!
      Your comment made me smile…thank you πŸ™‚

  17. mairmusic said,

    September 13, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Nostalgic and rootlessness reflected perfectly in your words– nicely done!
    http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/

  18. Alethea said,

    September 14, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Thank you mairmusic…coming right over to your blog πŸ™‚

  19. September 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    makes me miss my childhood antics…. thanks
    cheers!!!
    http://wiserskydiver.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/iam-not-afraid/

    • Alethea said,

      September 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

      awww…..you’re welcome wiser..
      thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  20. Jingle said,

    September 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Glad to see your work is being read by so many fellow poets, outstanding job!

    Happy Wednesday!
    BEST!

    • Alethea said,

      September 18, 2010 at 9:01 am

      All thanks to you Jingle πŸ™‚
      Happy weekend to you…

  21. Kellie Moore - Elmore said,

    September 17, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    awesome!
    http://magicinthebackyard.wordpress.com

  22. dream8land said,

    September 19, 2010 at 8:28 am

    great one

  23. Jingle said,

    September 20, 2010 at 12:43 am

    The Dead Line to Vote is Sunday or today,
    http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/the-celebrate-blogger-of-august-awards-announcements/

    u r nominated, u win 1 vote automatically,
    if you vote for other bloggers, u win another vote…
    have fun!

  24. mindpiece said,

    September 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    nice!

  25. pot123 said,

    September 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    29 comments!!!
    Just shows the beauty of this poem.. beautifully written. Very vivid thoughts and feelings. Just wonderful..

  26. pot123 said,

    September 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    29 comments!!!
    Just shows the beauty of this poem.. beautifully written. Very vivid thoughts and feelings. Just wonderful to read..

    • Alethea said,

      September 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm

      Haha…glad you noticed the number of comments πŸ˜‰ . Thank you for the encouraging words πŸ™‚

  27. Olivia said,

    September 27, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Depressing and true yet.. your words made me play with the tree too.. πŸ˜€

  28. Olivia said,

    September 27, 2010 at 7:15 am

    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/09/monday-poetry-potluck-kings-queens-and.html

    Hello, friend:

    Monday Poetry Potluck Is NOW open, linking is open from Sunday 8pm to Tuesday, 8pm, welcome join us by linking in 1 to 3 poems, you could use an old poem, the more you share, the happier we are…hurry up!
    Thanks in advance.
    Hope to see you in our lovely potluck…


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