Going Home

What you do to me doesn’t matter

how I feel is meaningless

for this is not a  journey

but a sojourn with a quest


This soul’s bled a million blood drops

and billion more it shall weep

before I can return it

to the ‘one’ for eternal keep


I remember not exactly

why this ‘soul’ was given to me

”vulnerability’ and ‘frailty’ mar it

yet,  there’s colossal strength in  it


Stranger’s sorrows wound it

its insides lacerate

another’s unshed tears

make it agonizingly ache


I’m no martyr

and this I must admit

its never easy

to be the one to weep


Yet, when I was sent here

the only  task I received

was not to ‘protect’  it

but to let it cry and grieve


There have been times

that almost killed me in the past

when the blackness enveloped so thickly

I was sure I would’ve passed


But I know it doesn’t matter

I knew it couldn’t last

Cause  I’m just a traveler

And everything shall pass


You may think I’m stupid

to be crying for alien pain

and you may say rightly

that I waste my life in vain


But, Till your sorrow still gets me

makes me wince again

till my eyes can brim with tears

for an unknown, alien pain


I know, I’ve done my duty

to the one who sent me here

and when I go back ‘home’

A tender heart I will bear


This poem was written in response to today’s prompt at the daily post – ‘passenger’. As you can see, I’ve interpreted it a bit!  What does the word ‘passenger ‘ remind you of? 



11 Comments Add yours

  1. You gave a new expression that feels like wind fluttering our existence with the things that ail us. There is so much positivity enmeshed in your words.

    1. That’s the most poetic comment I have ever got 😊😊 thank you

  2. Mohinder says:

    The flight to home shall be blissful for those who remain grateful for life.
    Very nice poem and thoughts.

  3. mohipals says:

    very nice composition. Enjoyed reading it . Keep writing

  4. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful, empathetic response, Sapna, to suffering and pain around us – a reflection of the times we live in.

    1. Thank you someone😊 truly cherish this compliment

  5. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share

    1. Thank you for visiting me and for the kind words 🙂

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