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Alone In A Crowd


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Mr. Deodatta Shenai Khatkhate http://dshenai.wordpress.com/ requested me to write on ““being surrounded by people in the crowd and yet one finding oneself to be alone and disconnected in that new or changed environment” My take on this.

The peal of laughter streaked across the room,

The loud noises never ending

The clanking of plates, of spoons and the motor  room

The incessant chatter unwinding

The slow hum of the airconditioner

And the loud “Hellos ” and “Hi”

The bouquets, the stands, the strands of flower

All waiting to be sent with a goodbye

 I was surrounded by people

Yet I found myself alone

Found me being so disconnected

Found myself so forlorn

The music blaring in the background

And the sound of slow traffic outside

It was no less than a cricket ground

With constant noise on the other side

 I was surrounded by people

Yet I found myself alone

Found me being so disconnected

Found myself so forlorn

The next morning I woke up

and went out for a walk

Where was the happiness within me

Where was that constant laughter and talk?

I looked at the people doing various things

They all seemed a blur

There was something missing and I did not know what

I tried one thing and another

I was surrounded by people

Yet I found myself alone

Found me being so disconnected

Found myself so forlorn

 I knew not what to do

In this new surrounding

I knew that my inner voice was true

Decided to give it a sounding.

Asked I to myself

why am I lonely in a crowd?

I walked up and looked at the sky

And thought of all that God had endowed

Then suddenly came the reply

And it was in front of me all the while

Why of why I didn’t think of it

I shook my head with a smile

I left the noise behind me

And walked up to the baby on the street

Picked it up and gave one look at it

All my pining toppled like a fleet

No more was I lonely, no more upset

For it was innocence I was seeking

When I saw the little child

I realized what I was really missing

The world is a stage

And we the actors

I wanted the genuine look

The child gave it all and all that it had

Never asking for anything I took

Never feel lonely never feel low

Just go to the root of the problem

Always hold your head up high

And look down only when there is mayhem.

Just a lesson for those who care

And for those like you who wanted it

This is all that I can share

For your request I gave my two bit.