Jasbir Chatterjee

Gold Star - 12,891 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

When Intimacy Changes Into Indifference - Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

Time just flows past
And you never notice
Till subtle changes come bubbling to the surface;
When intimacy turns into indifference.

Time just flows past
And you never notice
Till your close friends just drift away;
When intimacy turns into indifference.

Time just flows past
And you never notice
Till people who supported you in tough times just disappear;
When intimacy turns into indifference.

Time just flows past
And you never notice
Till one’s cross feels too heavy;
When intimacy turns into indifference.


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  • (1/24/2019 9:56:00 AM)

    Wow! what a wonderful description of human tendency! ! ! ...When intimacy turns into indifference it is very painful... But as to me...it happens because of the problems of our present times...! Responsibilities of job...or family, shortage of time...Financial problems...anything could be the reason...! I would never like to be indifferent from any of my loved ones...Thanks for sharing such a nice poem...God bless you! (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (1/24/2019 5:01:00 AM)

    That is the saddest part of any relationship...There is a saying that indifference is hard to cure because the feeling has no color at all...like food that has no taste.. (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/3/2018 1:37:00 PM)

    Cold waves for every heated earth is a must. All colours fade one day. But the fading colour of intimacy hurts.
    A beautiful way of presenting the slow changing over warmth of relationship.
    Well done Ma'am. Thanks for the sharing.
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  • (11/13/2017 3:06:00 AM)

    This poem calls us to pay attention by pointing out what happens when we don't. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/7/2017 9:34:00 AM)

    In the passing of time intimacy turns into indifference or vice versa. Dear Jasbir madam, you have so nicely inscribed here, let it be quoted few lines...

    Time just flows past
    And you never notice
    Till your close friends just drift away;
    When intimacy turns into indifference.

    It is beautiful philosophical poem. Thanks for sharing.
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  • (3/2/2017 7:49:00 PM)

    Hi Jasbir,

    Time just flows past
    And you never notice
    Till your close friends just drift away; Just common in anybody's life.

    But the void it creates, is irreparable:
    When intimacy turns into indifference. Beautifully rendered..
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  • Chinedu Dike (5/26/2016 2:39:00 AM)

    Intimate relationships need to be nurtured at all times to maintain its bliss. Lose of fascination usually result to indifference. Insightful piece of poetry well penned. Thanks for sharing Jasbir. (Report)Reply

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  • Kishore Kumar Das (4/6/2016 4:54:00 AM)

    a nice subject.....intimacy turning into indifference..how it happens is still a mystery...but it happens...with the passage of time...you have done a good research....full 10marks.. (Report)Reply

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  • Ernest Makuakua (1/12/2016 5:06:00 AM)

    hmm touchy piece im inspired the emotion and creativity on the poem love the piece (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (9/21/2015 2:15:00 AM)

    Till one’s cross feels too heavy;
    When intimacy turns into indifference. you are a reality of life in fine words. i love these last line. how true! ! God bless you
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  • Bharati Nayak (8/30/2015 6:37:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem about the fading warmth from life when relationship changes from warm to cold with time. (Report)Reply

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  • Jaishree Nair (8/27/2015 1:25:00 AM)

    That's life.only the blessed ones enjoy intimacy till death.A poignant write and each stanza vibrant with the slow picture of intimacy fading into indifference. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (8/26/2015 6:24:00 AM)

    Time just flows past
    And you never notice
    Till one’s cross feels too heavy;
    When intimacy turns into indifference. when intimacy turns into difference.. is it not a great reality of life that you try to portray? be always loving, caring and give a smile always. then you wil not be alone in life. we all need a bit of love and we go on searching for it everywhere. is it not true?
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  • Valsa George (1/22/2015 3:14:00 AM)

    It is so much of a pain when intimacy turns into indifference.... This change may not be sudden, but over the years there is a gradual dwindling of warmth in relations and we never notice it until all those dear ones who have been intimate once become quite cold and strange! Great write! (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/30/2014 9:07:00 PM)

    I have taken this poem as a philosophy that can be generalized on the entire universe. Any thing or a person at a distance appears beautiful, but when it comes close enough we start watching the negative aspects of it. If it is merely a thing you can get rid of it, if he is a person having blood relation ship it is not difficult for you to ignore the negative aspects. The actual problem arises in the relations of two friends or that of a couple. If it is a friend you are shocked to loose him, but if he or she is your spouse you start regretting your past when he or she started coming in your life. If love is a true love, I mean acceptance of each other with not only the positive aspects but with the negative aspects, too, the indifference starts dying. The marriage is saved for the welfare of coming generations, a sacrifice, the climax of love. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (4/30/2014 6:52:00 AM)

    very nice.beautiful style.liked it. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/30/2014 3:46:00 AM)

    Like the stanzaic balance and repeated mantra like last line (Report)Reply

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  • (4/30/2013 10:31:00 AM)

    I feel the profoundness of this poem in the religious connection that it has to it. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/1/2012 1:29:00 AM)

    expressing means dealing with it....................
    the next step is beyond these words

    keep on writing
    keep on living

    best wishes
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  • Besa Dede (4/30/2012 11:37:00 PM)

    There are many other beautiful and positive things in life, that one should appreciate and enjoy. Cheer up my fellow poet, life comes with its pros and its cons. All we can do, is accept whatever comes our way and carry on.
    Nevertheless, this is a beautiful poem, technically written.
    ~Besa
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 25, 2009



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