Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Clockfools

He pulls the blanket
past his eyes, and over his head.
he recalls the nights
when he slept cozily, curled up in his bed.
he seeks that silence,
he searches for that stillness,
he closes his eyes,
those blood-shot in the battle against sleeplessness.

Into a deep slumber, his mind he tries to thrust,
futile, he twitches and turns,
unable to overcome its state of unrest.
desperate, he sings himself a silent lullaby,
as louder grows the day's bustle,
he hears a school kid shouting "mummy...bye bye".

He is just one of them,
among the many thousands,
the ever growing group of the clockfools.
those who live by the clocks of far off lands,
their own, ticking, not clockwise,
but in what seemed, a clock-fool way.
fooling the sun and the moon,
fooling their own days and nights,
they fool themselves
of the hours dark and bright.

As he lies, still in the quest,
he sees sleep coming, still a little distant,
he thinks about his life, the way
his career seems to have begun, hitting rock bottom.
he hears his father waking up the gods,
busily chanting the venkatesa suprabaatham.

8 comments:

Kondayya said...

Ossssum..

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the Symphony ...
Of Destruction

???

Kondayya said...

ossssum..
*copies text and makes it wallpaper*

Kondayya said...

and how come u havent listed "terrorist' as your fav movie..a movie which only u in the whole wide world have seeen :p

three comments in 24 hours shows how jobless I yam..

implodingdarkness said...

jus another blog by a jobless fellow... and comments from another jobless fellow... joblessness zindabad!!!

Vaishnav said...

hehe..loffer waiting for new post..
this state of joblessness is killing me ..me gotta get into uvce state of mind and do some some kantri stuff..else I'll be destroyed.

Kondayya said...

oye ..the above comment was by me :)
the wait remains :(

ziconico said...

maacha me feels you need to take beb and pillow and go to work........

ziconico said...

the last one was bed and not beb