Anil Kumar

Rookie - 86 Points (04.04.1963 / New Delhi)

You Are Naturally Curious - Poem by Anil Kumar

You are naturally curious
When you pass by
The old village, the old town, the old school, the old love
You have been to
Just to see how they are doing
While you have moved on.

Inside you something does nag you, bother you
You are no longer a part of them
You who were the lifeline, the very breath, the very soul!
Yet they have has survivied
While you have moved on.

It's part strange, part funny
To enquire from old aquaintances
To find out how someone is doing
And even stranger to find out
That they have survived, continue to exist
While you have moved on.

How strange is the feeling, the urge, the longing
To go back, to be a part of them all over again
And how terrible, how stark the realization
That you can't
While you have moved on...

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Comments about You Are Naturally Curious by Anil Kumar

  • Cherry Joy Clamor (4/26/2016 8:40:00 AM)


    this is a brilliant one mr. anil. the fragments left in your journey begets curiosity and nostalgia. keep it coming. (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/20/2016 6:48:00 AM)


    How strange is the feeling, the urge, the longing
    To go back, to be a part of them all over again
    And how terrible, how stark the realization
    That you can't
    While you have moved on... moving on.. and on.... that is life. naturally we lose a lot but we gain too. then to go back to our own roots and past acquaintances and to think of all that you have lost makes you experience a nostalgic feeling. you have expressed everything very well here. thank you. tony
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  • (4/11/2016 10:42:00 AM)


    Dear Anil.,
    This is your first poem submitted. Well, it's a brilliant start. I love its gentle rhythm well sustained
    throughout and the subject matter is thoughfully expressed. I'll put you on my favourite poet's list so that I'll get an instant notification of your next poem. Don't leave it too long. You write very well.
    Tom Billsborough
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  • Mallika Achuthan Menon (12/9/2013 12:47:00 AM)


    Nice poem.Great write..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 16, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, August 16, 2010


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