Sunday, September 05, 2010

Dreaming of Dreams Long Lost

i sit by myself
dreaming of dreams long lost
to be where we are
so many sacrifices were cost
now things have happened
and our lives have changed
and we’ve learnt to look upon life
like nothings strange
gone are the days
when as boys we'd dreamed
and with unbridled joy
at little rocks we'd laughed and screamed
now we feel grown up
with responsibilities galore
our ships have set sail
for some distant shore
i look on the seas
for i know there they too are
like me they ride the waves
but i see no one nor near nor far
and the journey seems lonely
though we're all in it together
caught up in our lives
tied down by our own tethers
and some day at our deathbeds
we'll look back on our lives
see what we've achieved
for all that we now strive
to be where we will
so many sacrifices would have cost
yet, we'll lie by ourselves
dreaming of dreams long lost

9 comments:

Sneha said...

I have nothing more to add except that it is written well.

Ria said...

Very well written. Hope u hav a gr8 week ahead.

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

@Sneha:> :) Thank you!

@Ria:> Thank you too! And hope you have a fab week ahead too! This week is just 4 days long so should be great na? :P

cute n confused said...

oh biki - its beautiful! simply beautiful... love the way it ends... :)

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

@Cutey:> Busy bee! Thank you! Where have you been? And here I was thinking I'm losing my already thin reader-base!

Punam said...

That was good - dreams.. but then don't they keep changing with times?
Only if we dream, can we go on in life.. even if they become long-lost.. atleast they were present!
~Punam

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

@Punam:> Yup, dreams do keep changing with times. As more time lapses, our dreams get diluted and come that much closer to reality as we learn to compromise in life. But in the end, when we take time to look back, we will look beyond those compromises and once again, dream free, unshackled by reality! Trouble is, it will take till the end for such a time to come!

Neeha said...

Well penned!!
Have a nic weekend..

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

@Neeha:> Ah! I seem to have missed your comment!
Thank you for the appreciation! And weekends are always good! Even if things dont go to plan, at least you aren't in office! What's not to like about that eh?