Once upon a Journey-

Once upon a Journey-


I once met a girl on a journey,
She told me she was tired.
This world had broken her will to live,
Long sleep- was what she desired.

12 year old, me could not understand,
Why sleep with so much to wake for?
The stars in itself kept me up at night,
In awe of their beauty and creation.

I was a kid, and she was a kid,
Two beings with different experience,
She wanted to sleep,
My own days were too short-
Our route had no intersection.

I once met a girl on a journey,
And she told me she was tired,
Now I wonder if maybe I’d shown her my life,
Her skies might be a bit clearer.

Years have gone by, since my encounter
And I hope her grey clouds have departed;
There’s a twinge in my heart,
When I think of the past,
And there was little I did to help her.

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30 thoughts on “Once upon a Journey-

  1. The repetition of this two line “I once met a girl on a journey,
    And she told me she was tired” hammers in an emotional journey when I read the poem. Is this a particular type of poetry? It reads like one but I cannot put my finger on the name.

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    1. Hi πŸ˜„, actually, I didn’t write this in the form of a particular poem. Although, the story theme fits for me like that of a ballad. And for long rhyming poems, i feel the repetition helps to wrap up the poem.


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