All I Wish for is an Eternal Afternoon

When the Sun begins tilting to the West
I run to my terrace, to embrace the golden orange rays about to leave Earth for today.
I sit there silently, and think.
I dive into an ocean of thoughts.
So deep, slowly, the green potted plants in front me, disappear.
I see vividly, what I think,
Thoughts lit in the dying sunshine.
Cringey memories of the past light up to life.
What if moments become almost real scenarios.
Then thoughts lead on to thoughts,
Then situations lead to imaginary ones.
Suddenly I am thrown on the shore of reality, from the ocean of thoughts.
The neighbors’ kids are playing on their terrace, filled with energy and joy.
I shift my gaze to the flying kites, and birds.
The wind has started to blow.
The Sun is dead, the sunlight stays on as zombies for some time.
The thoughts were so beautiful, I remember,
The imaginary scenarios were so beautiful,
Then I think again,
The past stands as a solid road,
The present, as one, under construction,
And the future?
It’s just leaves no one has trodden on!
Earthly calls of family members bring me down from heaven of imagination,
I’m once again a human being, a real one!

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Rejoy, so beautifully expressed! Personal, thoughtful and real! ❀ This is a very impressive poem. Thank you for sharing! I hope all is well with you. πŸ™‚ Cheryl

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  2. Pankanzy says:

    And I Wish For Eternal Night. Nicely Written β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

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    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      I want to know what’s an eternal night.. πŸ™‚

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      1. Pankanzy says:

        It’s Simple – Death

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        1. Rejoy Dey says:

          Another person who is willing to die. 😷

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          1. Pankanzy says:

            πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You are Too Young To Understand That πŸ˜‰ My Friend

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            1. Rejoy Dey says:

              Friend I have seen somewhat enough of life and I know it that death is the last thing almost everyone wants.

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              1. Pankanzy says:

                It’s Actually The First Thing,The End Is The Begining

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                1. Rejoy Dey says:

                  That’s deep. Happy suicide!

                  Like

                  1. Pankanzy says:

                    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thanks

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                    1. Rejoy Dey says:

                      You’re welcome

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  3. Bella Riley says:

    That was so beautiful, you sure do have a way with words Rejoy Dey

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      Thank you for your compliment!

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  4. Iqra Aqib says:

    Written so well! Great post!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      Glad you liked it 😊

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    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      Glad you liked it 😊

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  5. Beautifully penned…πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒΌπŸŒΌ

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  6. darellphilip says:

    Apart from the zombie line I liked this poem. Very well written and a pleasure to read! 😊

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    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      Actually the zombie line is not meant to be creepy. Just wanted to portray the sunlight stays the dinner time after the Sun has gone below the horizon.

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      1. darellphilip says:

        Perhaps you could have used an nocturnal creature instead then like an owl, wolf or bat – just a thought.

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        1. Rejoy Dey says:

          Never seen a wolf, owl or bat do anything after death πŸ˜‚

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            1. Rejoy Dey says:

              That means I need to work harder to convey my feelings. Thanks for your valuable comment πŸ‘

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              1. darellphilip says:

                No, I am just one opinion so do what’s pleasing to you. It’s your work. Your creativity. Stay true to it

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                1. Rejoy Dey says:

                  I’m feeling motivated. Thanks a lot.

                  Liked by 1 person

  7. abetterman21 says:

    Great post! Really well written!

    Liked by 1 person

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