We Sat Upon Our Porch

Fear Poetry

Poem

 

We sat upon our empty porch
Midnight
Singing through the dreary day
Gone away, light a light,
We tried to walk away.

Our sorrows loomed across the room
Our figures were too gay
Our deeds haunted us to gloom
We smiled anyway

Laughter tried to wish away the nightmares of last night
Our insecurities hung on the corners of our smiles

We spoke about our world affairs
We spoke about the world passing by
We danced to the tunes running in the air
We decided to give ourselves a big, loud cry

We are young and silly fools with old old souls
Looming around with our lonely hearts
Braving up the world all grown
Craving an adventure of our own.

We sat amidst the misty grey
Breathing in humid ray
Talking about the things to stay
The things to stay is what we say

We thread on the road like street
Falling off in our own relief
Looking about each step.
Forgotten ways, forgotten rest

We look about with soulful eyes.
What’s mine and what’s not mine.
None is thou and none is right.
Endless arguing, endless fights.

So busy in our work lives.
They are planning and plotting to make powerful strikes.
Our next meal, our next flight.
They are determining our each action,
Slowly controlling our life.

We don’t even know it yet,
What may befall,
What awaits our might.
We think about glorious days,
When no such fears were in sight.

We sat upon our empty porch
Midnight
Singing through the dreary day
Gone away, light a light,
We tried to walk away.

 

more by PRANJULAA SINGH

 

photograph by Sonja Guina

 

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