No One Really Cares

Silent Road - 14

Motion of the second's hand of the clock,
The only sign of time slipping by
I stare aimlessly out of my window
Mulling over the lessons taught by life.

No one really cares;
No one does...

I care, the road tells me
And, I know the road means it.
It has always been there, silently listening
When I had something to share.
Without saying a single word,
It showed to me that it cared.

Tired and, with an empty heart
It still never failed to give resting place
To the homeless.
The widespread sky, their tent
The hard tarmac, their bed.
The road showed it cared even for those who hurt it
Thus slept the workers next to the road they dug

The trees say, "We care"
And, I know they mean it...
Roots exploring the darkness,
So that the leaves see the light
The roots spread underneath
So that the branches can seemingly touch the sky.

Each leaf, each branch sways gently
As the breeze passes through it
"We care" they tell me,
Trying hard to bring slightest smile to my lips
The leaves dance,
The breeze tickles me,
"I care, too" the breeze sings in my ears

A leaf detaches and floats in through my window
"Come let me put you to sleep" it says
Come let me put you to sleep,
A voice from the past echoes in my ears

The breeze comes in, too
"She does not want to sleep, let her play" it says
She does not want to sleep, let her play,
Another voice from the past echoes in my ears

I see them clearly, my parents...
Holding me by the arm
One on each side of me
"We care" their eyes tell me
Memories of my childhood flash before my eyes

Life might seem to be hard at times,
Might make us think, during those hard times,
That no one cares, no one does...
But, it also gives a silent message,
Which, most of us fail to understand...

There are a few people who would never fail to care
Few people who would always be there.


  1. wow....thats a great work friend...!!!
    i am in love with it....!!!

    yes, Parents are the best friends for us that we tend to remember them even when we feel we are left in the world...!!!!

    nice tell about the people who care when nobody else cares..!!!

  2. Beautiful lines.Very good one.
    I do care my fren. God Bless.

  3. wow.........

    such a wonderful poem...and btw ...mera copy kabhi aa rha hai...

    and u dint replied mujhe book ki payment kaisi karni thi wala answer..abhi jab paise hai toh aa bol hi nhi rahi kaise lena hai..phir kjab khatam ho jayenge toh mat kehna.. ki bhai kanjoos hai :P

  4. They will care if you care for them...

    Thats the rule of life,
    And caring has to go beyond their avoidance and harsh words...

    I belonged to a political group and we used to fight for those very people who would censure us...

    Caring, love -- those are heavenly abilities bestowed on us..when we get selfish we fail to see,

    Nice poem, Arti...
    when I turned sometime in between those were prose --i don't read much of it :)


  5. Thanks, Yamini.
    Yes, parents care and love selflessly!


  6. Thanks, Venus66
    I know, you do!


  7. Thanks, Daydreamer!
    Arre aapne kuch kaha hi nahi, kab, kahan aur kaise chahiye :p
    Jaldi jaldi batao ...

    Aap ne kab mail kiya tha payment ka poochne? Mujhe to koi mail nahi mila! *confused*

    Arti Di

  8. Hi Devika,

    Parents care even if they are not cared for!
    And, unfortunately, the give and take rule has not proved to be right for me in caring for a few people [read friends]

    I belonged to a political group and we used to fight for those very people who would censure us...
    There are exceptions, I agree.

    Keep visiting :)

  9. hatt maine mail kiya tha..meiko spam mein daal diya kya????

  10. Oh ho, Sourish...
    Hum aap ko spam mein kaise daal sakte hain!
    Pata nahi kya hua hoga...
    I'll call you today.

    Arti di

  11. wow.. amazing.. last 2 lines said it all.. there are always those few (but really very few) who would care no matter what life has in store for them and us.

  12. Thanks, Lena.
    Yes, I agree that there are really very few such people but, we should be thankful for the ones who are there for us, no matter what ...

    That's called hanging on to "hope" :)



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