Monday, November 03, 2008


Does everyone
in their lifetime once,
have to say good bye?
Even when
not wanting to
do those moments just pass by?

Why, why,
why do we grow close to someone
only to go our own ways?!
Is this life?
that all of us live?
can we but otherwise, say?

I Don't know,
no, i don't! - what it is
and what is not
For even as
am still dreaming,
one by one, the dreams are shot!

Does it end?
once and for all?
the coming close and going apart?
If it wasn't,
if it wasn't to be
then why did it have to start?

What remains?
nothing but memories -
the ones we love to cling on!
Whatever they be,
they are all you have!
and life - doesn't it still go on?

Smiling again -
does it happen?
or is it tears all along?
But wait -
what use are tears?
Wouldn't you rather Smile on?

when we say it daily
we mean to meet next day...
But this once -
when we say
we mean we're going away...

Going away?
to the seeing of again?
au revoir, i would say...
What else?
but i'll remember you
every night when i kneel to pray... :-)

David Antony,

(i wrote this as a reply to what one of my friends and a wonderful poet Vatsal had posted on a forum - it was an instant reply, so a li'l crude. But i felt it best to keep it that way so it is what it is, a reply to Vatsy, a poet i admire and a question to myself :-)...)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Swinging... ;-)

I was swinging
Ahem! I mean, from tree to tree
And I was singing
Ever so happily!

Hopping from tree to tree
Oh what a fun it is :-)
If you haven’t tried it yet
you’ve missed it and the bliss!

Eve’thing was perfect
And everything so glee
Except for one awful moment
And my trademark stupidity!

I took a leap -
More than I could reach
And life decided
It had a new lesson to teach

Tumbling, falling, screaming -
I came crashing down
Eve’thing went up in air
All the laughter and the frowns

“Down comes the clown”,
said the onlookers and passers by...
And I tried my best to smile
but the fall didn’t help my “try”

“Thud” once, “thud” twice
and so many many more!
“Ouch” once and twice
and so many in store!

That gentle soothing sound within –
Firm and clear – it said to me
“grab a hold – right here, right now”
And I threw my arms – frantically

Ah! My hands - after all did
latch on to a branch!!
And hanging there in mid-air
i did an acrobatic dance ;-)

the more I danced, the more I thought
about the fall and such
but what else could I do now?
Just hang on - and nothing much…

Hanging on the branch of hope
I thought to myself now
Where did I go wrong?
How did I fall - just how?

The gentle soothing sound –
Yes, it spoke again!
“leave your grip and let go –
don’t live on with that pain”

Leave my grip and let go?
What a foolish thing to say!
I don’t know why – was I mad?
But I did it anyways!

I thought I was falling -
falling straight down…
but to my surprise, my feet -
they immediately felt firm ground!

Hanging on to that branch –
afraid of falling down…
I didn’t realize the fact -
I was just two feet off the ground ;-)

I walked off with a smile
and a lesson learnt that day
no more swinging from tree to tree
and reaching branches far, far away!

David Antony

Psst psst....On second thoughts….
Hanging on the branch of hope -
you never will know…
When your dreams answer you,
when at your doorstep show! :-)

So the question is - to hang or to let go? :-D

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Road Ahead

i wanted to tell her -
tell her not to go
we'd walk so many miles
she, me, our dreams...

we'd decide...
decide to leave eve'thing behind
stranded on the walk of life
our dreams, me, her absence

i see the road ahead..
the road ahead to nowhere!
i will keep walking
thinking, wondering, crying...

i'd be eager to look back
look back on the path we trod
and remember the times of joy -
of laughter, fun, and smiles

i'd like to know -
know where this road ends
for when it does, i'd lay down
my dreams, my heart, my hopes...

David Antony,

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Two steps with you in the walk of life,
two steps that have seen smiles and strife...
not the moon, the stars, or a bidding adieu,
all i want is to walk the remaining steps of my life with you! :-)
(Pic clicked @ Ocean Beach, San Francisco)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

When the Universe Stands Still...

Hark, night!...
don’t move, stay still
the starts, the moon – shine…
shine on my window sill

shine, shine brightly
make her eyes sparkle
and when your light falls on her face,
behold! A spectacle…

I’d want you to stay still night
till we stay in this embrace
and as I gaze into her eyes -
captivated by her grace…

in the closeness of the moment,
the universe will stand still…
and I know, me and her,
we’ll be glad for it to, we will! :-)

David Antony
1st May, 2008

(Photo clicked at Pier 39, San Francisco)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spotting the Stars....

i stepped out to spot the star
the one that'll stare back at me..
and when i smile at it -
smile back with endless glee...

so i began looking up above...
one, two, three and not one yet..
but i had just started counting -
so what was there to fret?

four and five and six,
and still no smiles my way..
where did those stars go?
not one did choose to stay?

there will be one...
i know there will be atleast one
for there were so many who'd smile at me -
can't believe, now, there's none!

one thousand and one..
and one thousand and two and three....
and one .......tho..
lo! i drifted into a sad, frustrated sleep

in my dreams i counted stars
and the count still stood at "nought"
i tried to think what it meant..
and i grew more restless as i thought...

i woke up with a start -
thought it was 'cause of the count - "none"
but.. i realized, it was something beautiful..
it was the bright and shining sun :-)

though the stars are gone -
i wont worry about 'em smiling back...
for my Sun is shining bright!
and my Smile is back on track :-)

David Antony,