Monday, April 03, 2006

THE HANGING

As he was, to the gallows led,
He turned around, and saw her head.
Why he'd done it, he knew not then,
He'd had a lot, more than most men.
Scared as he was, he looked in her eyes,
Compassionate, loving, kind and wise.
As the rope was placed, around his neck,
Transformed he was into a nervous wreck.
A life ruined by one stupid act,
He now realized, two lives in fact.
At least his troubles would end in a while,
The other would live, never being able to smile.
"Any final wish?" they asked him now.
If only he could... but how?
"No none", he said, and closed his eyes,
The time was over, for all good-byes.
A black mask was placed over his face,
He wished he'd asked for one last embrace.
The trap door sprung open, he screamed his last.
She turned around, and walked away fast.
She remembered what he'd done that day,
And dearly wished, in hell he'd pay.

38 comments:

hamesha: said...

this is nice... i also read the something you made up on Mar 9 post... wickedly funny...

Anonymous said...

what had he done that day?

Yashita said...
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Arnold said...

hamesha - hehe... thanks!


yashita - thanks! perhaps you may have noticed that my policy on this blog has been to refrain from answering to anonymous comments.... I see no reason why I should change that now...

Anna said...

oh god.. this is a surprise...
i'd not have thought you were capable of such good rhyming!
:) lol.. In all honesty.. its a real nice and touching poem...

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Arnold said...

anna - thanks... glad to know of people's faith (or rather the lack of it) in my ability!

yashita - wht did i this time?? i'm afraid i dont understand the question, ma'am...

and thanks for the ID!

Yashita said...
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Arnold said...

yashita - ummm.. who's the "he" exactly, again?

Yashita said...
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Arnold said...

yashita - they are indeed! tht's why my best ones dont rhyme!

Yashita said...
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Arnold said...

yashita - wht "he" did isnt supposed to be in the poem, duh! it's left for the reader to imagine... "he" may hv done different things in your mind and in mine! get it?

Anna said...

arnold - well... its not so much a lack of faith in your ability..
but like i told you... its just that i never thought you wud write a poem abt this .. you being the misogynist that you apparently are... :-)

yashita - that is just propaganda and rumours started by poeple who wanted to be poets but just couldnt rhyme.. all great poets rhymed..
;-)

Arnold said...

anna - i kinda disagree... i dont think rhyming is tht important...

and i'm NOT a misogynist.. not by any stretch of ur imagination!

Lindsey said...

Oh wow...I definetly got some goose bumps there.

ishita said...

this was a nice one arnold:)..and i liked d way i cld visualize the whole scene...

poems are a treat when they can convey any thought or msg effectively....whether they rhyme or not...is secondary...

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Anonymous said...

good job, yashita, of getting this nutcase to speak. anyway, it takes away from his poem that it took him like what some 5 comments to finally come up with an answer that really doesnt answer!

P.W.F said...

Dark... But I would like to know what he did

Arnold said...

linny - goosebumps?? did u read one of the other poems tht i had written a long time ago? i thought tht one was scarier.. i'll have to try and find it in the archives..

ishita - how exactly do you think that poems differ from the lyrics of a song??. cuz i can often appreciate the latter much better! :(

yashita - i'm a woman "lover"!

p.w.f - thanks... i like "dark" songs/music... so dark poetry must be good too... about wht he did - let's not go there again?

FateGlimpse said...

interesting...where did this come from? and seriously what did he do?

Arnold said...

fateglimpe - just something i had written some time ago... one of my few and feeble attempts at poetry...

Anna said...

how come i am the only one who got it.... ????
Or do i only just think i got it ???

Arnold said...

anna - why don't you tell us all what you think you've got? and then we can decide how right you are!

shreevardhini said...

hmmm...interesting... i think i know what he did, but hate being wrong; its a risk i cant take so wont speak out..

Arnold said...

shreevardhini - to quote an old basketball saying - "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take!"

Spill it...

ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Well-written, dude! I love it.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Neha said...

damn good..very nice :-)
commented on a very old post of urs too.. nice blog!

Arnold said...

chittychittybangbang! - thanks, man! and u're welcome :)


neha - thanks.. and i read ur comment on the earlier post.. and replied to it..

ambi said...

hey cool poem man, great imagery...and since the poem arrived on the heels of the verdict, can easily fit a face to it...

Arnold said...

ambi - hey.. i didnt understand the following part...

>and since the poem arrived on the heels of the verdict, can easily fit a face to it...

wht's it supposed to mean?

Freaky Chakra said...

am not a big fan of poetry anyways but this one was a good nice n'light reading. :)

Arnold said...

freaky chakra - i'm not very fond of poetry either.. but sometimes..

ambi said...

i just meant that cuz the poem arrived with the whole imprisonment of sunil more for the churchgate rape episode i cud fit a face to it...

Arnold said...

ambi - oh ok... :)

Ganesh Hegde said...

good poem arnold.
you certainly have a flair for writing.

Arnold said...

ganesh - thanks man...