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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

E&OE



Sometimes,  when  I pause
After a burst of machine-gun
Tapping at the keyboard
And read what I typed in
I discover gaps - a word, 
sometimes
Two words or more -
Phrases that had passed through my brain
But failed to reach, fast enough
to the tips of my fingers


Though I can type blindfolded
Though I tap in unblinking
Thoughts that had formed in my mind
Words that had formed in my head
Murmured at my lips -
Slipped -
Missing -
Blank - 


Omissions - glaring - 


I am anguished - 
Did I omit to tell you
That I love you? 

******** Balachandran V, Trivandrum 29.05.2012

11 comments:

  1. Oh! No! Call P at once; she will understand!

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  2. What if you omit ?
    the gaps,the pause
    the beauty,
    She (or he)may grab it from
    the screen.

    polite meaningless words sometimes fail..

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  3. Haa yeah sometimes the most beautiful things in life cant be expressed :) So its ok to have gaps and miss few words.

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  4. @NRIgirl: :-) After 22 years, P is resigned; but then, I touch her hand...


    @Melange': While writing it, I was constantly reminded of 'Iris' and Lady Dench and John Bayley... - and my mother...

    @Insignia: 'Kora kagaz tha jeevan mera, likh liya naam isme tera...

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  5. Come on it took all this while to feel that you missed out to say ? I'm certain, not
    By the way the power of the lines are sublime.

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  6. @anil: dey, it has nothing to do with the real. It is just a piece of fantasy.

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  7. Dey, I know for sure. Just a pun.

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  8. Balachandran, you did it again. Thoughtful though...

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  9. @Sujata; thanks, glad you liked it!

    @Vetrimagal; Thank you! Do drop in often .

    @Cherian: Just a spur of the moment thing...

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