Different Versions of That's Just What I Want To Know




When I started writing the poem, I wanted to write an Acrostic - Titled: That's Just What I Want To Know. As the poem progressed it least expressed the thoughts that are in the title. When I read this poem, I realized it has a slight negative touch to it and so I wrote it again. Could not get rid of the first one, though. Posting both the poems here, choose the version you like and let me know :)


The first version


The steps that I take
Hastily trying to reach somewhere
Amidst all the confusion, the havoc
The deafening silence that magnifies the heart sound
Should I really be doing what I am about to? I ask

Just want to convince myself
Under no other circumstances I might have
Surrendered to doing this kind of thing
That I have willingly agreed to

When was the last time, I reminisce, was that I had held you
Had you by my side to guide me along the way
All that ache, the tears, all for nothing
Tonight, I am about to end it all

I promise myself, the end of all miseries.

Waiting for the sun to rise,
A new beginning
No more darkness around me, no gloom, nothing at all
That's when I tell myself, that's perhaps the right thing to do

The only step that would free me of the parts of you that I carry within
Opening my arms and taking a deep breath, I do it.

Keeping my eyes closed, no fear, no second thoughts
Nothing would stop me know
Other than the sound of my heart beating, I hear notning
When I finally open my eyes, even that sound is gone, making me forever yours.


The Second Version


The steps that I take
Hastily trying to reach somewhere
Amidst all the confusion, the havoc
The deafening silence that magnifies the heart sound
Should I really be doing what I am about to? I ask

Just want to convince myself
Under no other circumstances I might have
Surrendered to doing this kind of thing
That I have willingly agreed to

When was the last time, I reminisce, that I had held you
Had you by my side to guide me along the way
All that ache, the tears, all for nothing
Tonight, I am about to end it all

I promise myself, a new tomorrow

Waiting for the sun to rise,
A new beginning
No more darkness around me, no gloom, nothing at all
That's when I tell myself, that's perhaps the right thing to do

The only step that would free me of the parts of you that I carry within
Over the bridge I walk, about to cross to the other side

Knowing in my heart that I would see what I came for
Nothing matters to me, more than seeing you, for one last time
Opening my arms, I stand, looking at the dark gloomy sky, and -
When the sun rises, I close my eyes, see you and I say goodbye



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