Stuck in a dream

July 27, 2008

sitting inside the train
after finishing work
i watch the people
rush home just like me

like migrating birds
travelling a long distance
i make this daily journey
from one end to another

i make this journey
from one end to another
to keep me distracted
from all things i am missing

a loving family i left behind
my happiness knew no limits
sadness brushed outside with ease
living a life as it should be

eager to climb up the ladder
eager to prove people wrong
i sacrificed happiness
i traded joy for “loneliness”

with my eyes watching the exit
my heart yearns out to
the home i left behind
while looking to rebuild my nest


note: written for a friend :). some lines might have multiple meanings.

  • pratik July 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

    awesome! your poems are really amazing,,, i especially like the way you encapsulate emotions that are often hard to grasp

  • erica maples February 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

    i would have to agree with you Pratik, on what you said about this poem it’s very good i would have to say