Two Worlds

Posted by: Aarju Pandey

 

Two worlds

In one skyscrapers define the horizon

In the other peaks jut out of thick morning fog

In one paved roads snake through the busy city

In the other gravel crunches under my shoes

 

She came long ago

Leaving one world behind for another

She set foot in strange soil

Tears still stained her face

 

He came long ago

Ambitious and ready to see the new world

He too left that old world

Excited to discover a new one

 

Two worlds

One holds my home

The other has the love of family

One is prospering

The other breeds poverty

 

I am from both worlds

I am from bold and silent mountains

And bright city lights

I am from a country rich in tradition

And a country that gave me a chance

 

I am a part of a village nestled in the hills

I am part of a city perched on the shore

The Atlantic and the Pacific

 

Torn between two worlds

Two worlds close to me

Two worlds a part of me

Two Worlds was last modified: April 27th, 2008 by Aarju Pandey
 

Blog Comments

  1. Sadhana

    Great Work AarjuI love the last two lines

    “Two worlds close to me
    Two worlds a part of me.”

    But, I also think that you should add some musical sensation to your creation by adding some rhyming words.
    keep writing. I would like to read from you more. :)

  2. Loona

    Nice poetic expression. You have portrayed contradicting dual characters living in two different worlds using interesting symbols for illustration and this shows you have a good potential as a Poet. Keep it up.

  3. mabi

    Nice discriptive poem – torn between two different worlds.

    If you are editing your poem, I would advise you to go for some words that would rhyme so that it will have some musical/sound effect to your feelings (in this kind of free verse too). Any way, keep writing.

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