Poem: Tonight

Tonight
Tonight

Tonight

Tonight

The moon sheds its borrowed light

Onto snow soaked

Rooftops


Shadows play hide and seek

Between

Silent sleep filled

Houses


My footprints

Yearn

for company on barren

sidewalks


I can see my breath

Coalesce

Into ghostly memories

Of you


My pride

Lost you

Among the twisted lanes

Of our love


Empty footsteps

Echo

In the Alleys that

Go nowhere


But I’ll

Find you again

come snow or hail

My love will prevail.



-Mohan Kumar-

© 2010 Mohan Kumar

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Ashantina 6 years ago

I love your style of expression.. the flow, the lyrics, the tone.. this is pure unadulterated poetry. Two thumbs up!!


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Ashantina, thank you very much!


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kirutaye 6 years ago from London, UK

So forlorn and yet there's hope in the end. Another great hub.


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Kirutaye..the snow and the lack of sunshine makes me feel forlorn but there is always hope, isn't there.


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Momma Mia 6 years ago from North Carolina

Very touching and with raw emotions ...excellent!

ty for sharing a piece of your heart with us here.

Mia


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you, Mia. I read your poem and saw that you share the feeling in your 'blistery misery' Isn't it wonderful how we can tap into the same well of emotion and come up with pieces of work? Love, Mo


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Another beautiful poem. I was reminded, in your last lines, of words that my late husband spoke to me as he was leaving this world. Your poem rings bittersweet in my heart.


cookingdiva 6 years ago

Mohan,

I love this poem, I can very imagine the emotions one feels when thinking of someone!

Did you change your avatar? now your face is turned away. Great job

Pam


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Pam, Glad you enjoyed this new poem. Yes, I changed my Avatar in case people got sick of my grinning visage thought I'll give folk a break! lol!


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Denise, so sad and poignant to hear your comment. Don't know whether to be glad or sorry that this brought back bitter sweet memories.. but I suppose all poetry is like that. it resonates in the reader's mind and heart if it has truth and emotion in it. Take care. x Mohan


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richtwf 6 years ago

There is much beauty in these words and simplicity too, and together they have made a magical combination!

A wonderful poem my friend - Exemplary and inspiring stuff as always!

Cheers and God bless you!


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Just Ask Susan 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Very nice I like your style of writing poetry!


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

@ richtwf, My friend, as always you are very kind with your appreciation. Makes this humble poet proud to have such appreciation. Thank you.

@ Just ask Susan, thank you so much for dropping by and reading this. I am glad you like it.


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Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Stark, like the bluish cold of the snow and landscape. The ambiance of the scape and fashion of the words sets a perfect tone for your emotion. Magnifique!

I like the new picture of you, also.


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Amy, Glad you enjoyed the poem. Merci Beaucoup!


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shimmering Dawn 6 years ago

I love simplicity and beauty and they are married in your poetry. The emotions give it depth and I love the way you end it .. with HOPE, Yes love always prevails!!

Docmo I am enchanted by your words!! Beautiful!!


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you, as always. Glad you enjoyed this .. when poetry comes from true emotions, it connects!


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kimbles 6 years ago from The World

Simple but beautiful, sometimes they are the best.


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

I agree! Thank you very much.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago

Beatuiful photo goes with beautiful words.


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

OMG, I am so carried away with your writing. OMG, what a

heart that beats within you...you are not of this earth.

Your footprints are in the world, but not of the world.

I read your "Tonight"...and became speechless. Where does

your Spirit rest? Thank you for reading me.

I will post something soon and let you know how similar we

feel. I wrote it years ago...hide and seek...:-)


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

@Debby Bruck- Thank you for dropping by and glad you enjoyed the page and the poem.

@PenMe Pretty - I am dumbstruck and bursting with pride by your comments- I woke up to them this morning and it has set the tone for my day. I love reading your work and will soon read more.


Debarshi Dutta 5 years ago

Mohan Kumar,

Your poems spesk volumes about the kind of sincere intentions you have for the one who you have been in love with.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

@Debarshi, thank you very much!


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Awesome, again!!!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

I don't know how I've missed reading this poem before now. No matter the poetic form you use, your poetry is brilliant. This poem is no exception, my friend.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

"I'll find you again come snow or hail" THAT is a classic. You always find the most beautiful way to write about the most common sense situations. Now that I've said that, I, like Daisy, can't figure out why I missed it. You must've written it while I was napping under a rock!

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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FreezeFrame34 3 years ago from Charleston SC

Beautiful, awesome poem!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

docmo.....Unlike Daisy and Mary.....I DO know how I missed this. Ole pig sty kept me hog-tied to the trailer for years!

I hope this beautiful poem gets around here in New York...because we have SNOW! Lots of it............UP+++


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Pretty awesome piece of poetry and love sonnel, Docmo. : ) Loved it! Voted it up!


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK Author

@Daisy: Thanks for sharing this and bringing it to light again. Much appreciated.

@Mary: Even when I'm lost you come and find me. Its a great pleasure ot be read and appreciated. thank you.

@Freezeframe: Thank you very much indeed. Glad you like it.

@Paula: there's snow aplenty here too and as I type this i can see it glow in soft moonlight outside the window. Thank you for reading this!

@ Dreamseeker2 : thank you so much for dropping by and your comment.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Please God, if you were lost, I hope you are now found Mohan.


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blaise25 3 years ago from close to you...

Beautifully expressed. I love your chosen words here. Hope love brought you back together again.

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