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Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Red Gate



I am the red gate of her house
She makes me feel important
Though I am nothing special;
Every evening,
She looks at my direction
From her balcony
With a coy smile
And impatience tickling her.
As she sees him,
A wide grin appears on her face
I keep looking at her, happily
Till she walks inside her room.

I am the red gate of her house
She makes me feel like a friend
Though I am an inanimate object;
Every evening,
She looks at my direction
From her balcony
There is no sign of him
For months now,
She sobs and wails every day
Confiding in me,
I desperately look forward
To his arrival just to see her smiling again.

-Purba Chakraborty
(11.02.2016)


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62 comments:

  1. "I desperately look forward to his arrival just to see her smiling again...."

    Oh Purba this touched me to the core!!!
    Beautifully expressed!


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thank you so much dear. Glad that the poem touched you :) <3

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  2. This is so beautiful, especially giving feeling to the that red gate that loves her too but she is too upset to realise that.

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    1. Thank you so much. I loved the way you comprehended the poem :)

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  3. This was so well done - I got taken in and the twist mid way made my heart sad, and this was so masterfully done.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words :)

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  4. oh love the angle that you are writing this from. Your poem here is fresh and fun all in one. thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the poem :)

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  5. This poem is so wonderfully conceived. You are an amazing poet...truly gifted. I know your poetry book will also be a huge success. :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Gaurab. I am so happy you liked this poem and also my poetry book. Thanks for the steady encouragement always :)

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  6. Clever personification Purba...

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  7. Oh I love this, Purba! Love the personality you give the red gate. Congratulations on another book. Way to go!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sherry.
      So glad you liked the poem :)

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  8. I really like this. It is fun to think about what a gate might think. You really got inside of its spirit and wrote a terrific poem!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. Glad you liked it :)

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  9. What an imagination! Beautifully expressed!

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  10. Nicely written greatly expressed. The Red Gate must be proud of you for doing this :)

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  11. How soulfully expressed dear. Loved the concept behind the red gate. Very beautifully penned. :)

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  12. Aww... sad.
    Years back I used to wait for postman like this staring at the gate. :)

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  13. you gave the red gate a sweet and caring soul Purba...love your lines :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sumana for the lovely comment :)

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  14. That is a very faithful and important gate keeper..the last line made me smile as my first thought when i saw the picture was of a bright lipstick smile

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    1. wow! I am so glad to know that it made you smile :)

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  15. ok this is so creative *_* beautiful <3

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  16. What a lovely take on this prompt. Love the idea of personifying the gate, like a little puppy reflecting its master's moods. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you so much, Myrna. Loved your comment :)

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  17. amazing Purba... the red gate must really love you darling :-) xx

    Cheers, Archana - www.travelwitharchie.com

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  18. This gate being able to relate emotionally...I like that...causes me to long for a gate that could do the same. Thank you!

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    1. Same here...wish such a gate existed out of our imagination. Thanks Hannah :)

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  19. Wow! Poignant. I absolutely loved the way you have related all emotions Purba. And most of all, many congratulations on your new book. :)

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    1. I am so glad you loved it, dear.
      And thank you so much for your wishes :)

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  20. Beautiful..there is something about the color red that is extremely catchy...but the poignancy you have brought here is just beautiful Purba.

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  21. Hope he comes soon & the red gate welcomes him.
    Happy V'Day, Purba!

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  22. This is so lovely and emotional. Good one for the theme, Purba. :)

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  23. Nice one Purba, it has brought out the emotion of anticipation so well.

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  24. Heart Touchy Poetry, Purba.. Excellent Theme of Emotional Expression.. So rightly said!

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  25. Beautifully written. You have a way with words. :)

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  26. There is so much pain in this verse. It's strange how we find comfort/discomfort in things.

    Loved this poem.

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    1. That's so true, Saru :)
      Thank you so much dear :)

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  27. What a beautiful poem. What compassion lies in your verse.

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  28. Lovely poem, Purba. It really is such a perfect companion piece to mine! I liked the change in perspective! :-)

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    1. I loved your poem too, Nicholas. Thank you so much :)

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