I like to think,
This is just a pause,
I’ve got my legs stuck in the swamp,
That slowed me down till the point
From where I appear almost static,
And one day I will be able to get out from here,
To start a new chapter,
But I know,
My life has reached on a period,
Nothing will ever exist beyond this point,
I’m tied in shackles with this black dot
And roaming around it in circles,

I can jump,
I can dance,
I can dream,
And do everything else a normal person can,
But I’ve got my limits defined now;

I sit on it and wear a smile on my face,
I try to look presentable and happy
To the people passing by,
With their new sentences and stanzas of life,
And I wish them, the best, from the bottom of my heart;

And sometimes
I like to cut-off from everyone,
And take a look back
At the stanzas and paragraphs
From where I jumped and fell,
At all the sentences which were once
A part of me,
With a fainting smile and dying desire
I wish if I could have added a different metaphor here and there,
But couldn’t,

And then I fall asleep on it,
Hoping to never wake again.


Ball and chain by Serutplucs @
Ball and chain by Serutplucs @

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Shackled and Crowned and commented:

  2. Chatty Owl says:

    This is definitely something i could read over and over again and find different tones and shades every time to soothe my heart. You are the master of words. Dont ever lose that.

    1. nekneeraj says:

      I’m only trying to find my way out. I’m glad you could relate with me.

  3. words4jp says:

    i so agree with Chatty Owl – this piece is a cornucopia of interpretations and feelings. i cannot pick just one because I i feel them all. Interesting thought I just had – a period seems so defining, yet, in many ways it is not. by itself it is, but when paired with a few more, it seems endless…

    1. nekneeraj says:

      That’s a really interesting thought. 🙂

  4. superbly written, magnificent crafted. my crown I give to you for you are the true king of words.

  5. Prajakta says:

    You have done an incredible job here, Neeraj! Absolutely stunning and your penultimate stanza was killing. It was almost I was reading something that is present in the corner of my mind – an unconscious self. Nice!

    1. NEKNEERAJ says:

      I wrote it couple of years back, when it’d been a long time feeling stuck on a dot. I never want anyone to feel that way, even if in unconsciousness. I hope and wish everything great for you.

  6. mahekmithare says:

    You’ve definetly got a flair for writing there.
    Infact, I think you just earned a fan :’).
    Haha. Looking forward for more. Okay? Okay.
    I write a little too. You might just wanna give it a look. :’)

    1. NEKNEERAJ says:

      Thank you Mehak (Pretty Name, and if this is you in the gravatar then I must mention that you’ve a pretty face too). I am looking forward to explore your blog.

    2. mahekmithare says:

      Haahahaha! Thanks.

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