Cherry Flavoured Antacids
Prose, Poetry and Random Musings.

Moments of Bittersweet Love.....

By Homer Simpson!
Moments of Bittersweet Love....

Outlandish feeling launches w/o precision
speeds with purpose, ends with decision,
A hushed moment between turn-back & go-ahead
Giving way to love/lust/mushiness/ego or just hatred
And then you; are being asked to judge, think and decide
More often than not; the mere lunatic emotions that preside
Giving way to "The Options" not one, not two, but a whopping many
Just seconds to spare and then those years to linger with content/agony
Options at all…

You were standing alone & you were torn
Into impotent and strong, right and wrong,
Yes and No. And deep into your priceless plague
And you recall and remember the err-y dialogue.
You can make it up and quote the emotion and the intuition
Word for word and as if your souls are combining in fusion
Does it matter whether you can map in detail, think and you can refrain?
the geographies of regret. It doesn’t. Never will. Not at all. Its All in vain.
Moment so small…

It starts with a hope and ends with a turn
The priorities keep merging as in a fern
In the stomach, a budding cringe at the excuse
The "shituation", the instance & the violent muse
You make for yourself, the other and your lovesrtuck heart;
A momentary forever, and then you will remember the drat
on alternate days over coffee, novels, cigarettes, friends and mild regret
Making sure, bittersweet memories drip in your mind like water in a garret
Just..Just that smell.

Could have ignored the intuitions&vibes
Answered that message for both the life’s
Said no, Said yes, Said nothing , Ignored or Smiled
The anticipation, the fondness, love & the stress piled.
Coz if we don't, we are corpses driven to animation by empty desire.
And by the time the moment ends. Shit.Sorry. Its over and we are there
In way, too deep, way too fast, wondering why there's no rewind button for the soul,
no second chance for the petty player, no back-up plan, and then deep into the sinkhole.
Yeah. All at once.

PS: I preclude myself from not giving this a closed end :)


54 comments so far.

  1. C R D May 30, 2008 at 4:20 PM
    wow! tht was romantic , the rockadellic way [:p]

    nice post man.
  2. manorath May 30, 2008 at 9:25 PM
    a nice post after a long time.. one of ur best posts as usual.. and yeah romantic.. i love the last stanza more than the other lines..
  3. Abha May 30, 2008 at 9:34 PM
    :O..i am speechless!!...btw have u ever thought of becoming a lyricist.... ;)
  4. SAHIL May 31, 2008 at 1:48 AM
    nice post..thoigh poems are something i never understand.
  5. WeirdISgooD2 May 31, 2008 at 3:46 AM
    Damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

    Geographies of regret ? More like history i think. Bloodshed and strategy. Very good poetry. You've portrayed the indecision marked by the vacuous mind weighing options, contrasting with the rational self making excuses. Insightful indeed.

    Now, for the personal stuff ha ...whos the girl who's got YOUR knickers all in a twist :P
  6. Comfortably Numb May 31, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    @ crd...Thanks man!

    @manorath....Yea but for me those lines are equally important for the essence of the post :)

    @ abha..THnaks a ton..LOL lyricist..ha! No one would hire a small bwayy for a lyricist..:P

    @sahil...Yea it needs time to digest a poem and dont worry...poem can be interpreted in tonnes of ways ..SO choose your way :)

    @weird...Histories of regret...?...Argghhh...will sound odd and wont mean suitable too...thanks a lot

    and for the personal part...NO girl wished to be so unfortuante and I dont wish for a girl...atleast not now :P
  7. Sandeep Balan May 31, 2008 at 12:59 PM
    excellent!!! pretty romantic bro!!
  8. angad May 31, 2008 at 2:04 PM
    nice post...nice blog...keep up the gud wrk!!
  9. Pranay May 31, 2008 at 3:49 PM i wish i could understand poetry! sorry cherry.. i tried hard.. but.. but.. but..
    nevertheless.. i still got the thought and it was really beautiful and romantic.. well done.. and u kno.. the way u used the words and the whole formation was really good..
    but can we plzzzzz have anytng except poetry next time!!! I kno many of ur 'fans' will kill me for this!
  10. saif May 31, 2008 at 4:01 PM
    very nice poem...
  11. Comfortably Numb May 31, 2008 at 5:43 PM
    @sandeep angad and saif...Thanks guys!

    @pranay...Yea will definitely try to write something else..

    Nevertheless..I think that if you say that you cannot understand poetry..then its probably the case wherein you try to much to wonder what the person was thinking about when he wrote the poem..Just remember that its you who is reading the poem and the poem will mean what you want it to,....Interpret how you want it to and thats the best way you can adopt a poem :)

    Thanks :)
  12. Ash June 1, 2008 at 5:25 AM
    That was a very good post.. I never knew that you could express your thoughts into words so well Cooks! Keep it going and really I agree with Abha you should try being a Lyricist =D

    Well, I interpreted it my way and I analyzed it in a point of view of a person totally aloof but when I tried to look at me from my point of view all I could conclude was that I am a very confused person lol!

    Great Work Babe...! It is definitely worth the wait!
  13. Kenneth June 1, 2008 at 10:58 PM
    I'm not a "poem" guy, bt i liked these lines

    "It starts with a hope and ends with a turn
    The priorities keep merging as in a fern"
  14. Tina Angelin June 2, 2008 at 12:25 AM
    Brilliant dude...very romantic and i liked it a lot specially coz i just finished writing a romantic poem myself.....

    Very nice....:)

    very gripping and touchy too...

    Keep it up

  15. rohit June 2, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    you are fantastic!!!

    a kiss for you, my dear friend!

    god bless u dear

    can we exchange our link

    r u ready to do?
  16. arjun June 2, 2008 at 9:20 PM
    Hey, that was real good....
    Though I'm a 'no-brainer' when it comes to poetry i kind of really enjoyed this one...
    I read many poem in blogs(only blogs infact) but i liked the romance or the feel in this...
    Hey, i really liked the first stanza...
    Sorry, I could have commented more meaningfully if it wasn't a poem...
    Sry for tat...

  17. MAN IN PAINTING June 3, 2008 at 3:30 PM
    That was a smooth ride.Like an swept across the consciousness..
    good writing
    best wishes...
  18. The Jester June 4, 2008 at 12:20 AM
    lucid man... real smooth.
  19. Anonymous June 4, 2008 at 1:55 AM
    A momentary forever, and then you will remember the drat
    on alternate days over coffee, novels, cigarettes, friends and mild regret
    Making sure, bittersweet memories drip in your mind like water in a garret
    Just..Just that smell.

    i so love it, i though i was off poems and poems cant tug the strings of my heart. i was wrong.
    its the only poem of you i've read but i think i am going to read all.
  20. Anonymous June 4, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    i enjoyed the feel of the lines... i can't exactly point out what... but something is quite 'romantic' in these lines... good work

  21. Comfortably Numb June 4, 2008 at 5:36 PM
    @ash...thanks a lot

    @kenneth..thanks and even I wasnt a poetry guy and thats precisely what got to me and Im trying to get it right :)

    @tina..thanks and I guess i read and commented :)

    @rohit...thanks but not for the kisses :|

    @arjun..its aight man...Im glad that you could tolerate it :P


    @jester..thanks and btw ur nick is in my profile description...Cheers!

    @asbah..thank...Im waiting for you to read all of em :P

    @sanz....which lines...or do you mean the whole poem..thanks!
  22. Tom M June 5, 2008 at 12:28 AM
    Great post. I love poetry and this one is very well written.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and I will be back to see what else you have to say. Good luck with the blog!
  23. creation June 5, 2008 at 1:14 PM
    i said so..
    n srry for the delay...

    i had actually forgotten!!
  24. Sushant June 5, 2008 at 2:49 PM
    Very romantic n very touching. It can only come from a die hard romantic
  25. IT Buddy June 5, 2008 at 10:09 PM
    so poetic ..., awesome post ! Damn good , keep up the good work !

    With Warm Regards :)
  26. Terminal Rant June 5, 2008 at 11:37 PM
    Good work!! Though I have to admit its the name of the blog thats got me all excited. Tangy name you got there [:D]

    Oh and the posts are awesome. I wish I could comment more but its just that my bleeds for prose. Poetry unfortunately very rarely tickles me. Sowwie. I swear I'll make a worthwhile comment when the prose machine comes into play. [:D]
  27. Terminal Rant June 5, 2008 at 11:39 PM
    Darn the typos..I meant my heart bleeds for prose..:)
  28. Cold & Silent..... June 6, 2008 at 4:10 PM
    well i guess cherry flavored antacids nd endless-naeless ve got sumthing in common....

    u r obviously good....
    ill b bak to read more..
  29. Anonymous June 6, 2008 at 9:10 PM
  30. Deepak June 6, 2008 at 10:23 PM
    Nice work!
    very romatic dude...
    great lines...
  31. White ROSES no MORE!! June 6, 2008 at 10:48 PM
    A momentary forever, and then you will remember the drat
    on alternate days over coffee, novels, cigarettes, friends and mild regret
    Making sure, bittersweet memories drip in your mind like water in a garret
    Just..Just that smell.

    i liked that!
    n YAY! a rhyme scheme! :) :P
  32. Aravind June 7, 2008 at 11:47 AM
    Great. I'm impressed.
  33. Comfortably Numb June 7, 2008 at 4:07 PM
    @Tom: thanks and I hope to see you back


    @terminal rant...Yea thanks and I hope you go thru the other posts..all of them arent poetry u see :)

    @cold...I hope to see you back...thanks:)

    @anonymous and deepak...thanks :)

    @white roses..You wouldnt believe but its only you who made me adopt a rhyme scheme although im not mucha fan of it. IM glad that you noticed it :) Cheers!


    Cheers everyone!
  34. unpretentious_diva June 7, 2008 at 5:58 PM
    nice long poem!
  35. Sreetama June 8, 2008 at 12:19 AM
    its beautiful! :) Carry on with ur good work!
  36. unpretentious diva June 8, 2008 at 2:34 PM
    I guess 35 comments are enough. add something new now!
  37. Comfortably Numb June 8, 2008 at 3:03 PM
    @ above... :-8...
  38. Dark_Gal June 11, 2008 at 8:53 PM
    pretty romantic huh!!!

    keep going!
  39. mmmm... June 25, 2008 at 5:16 AM
    I didn't find this romantic - I found it quite sad - but maybe romantic doesn't always equate with (or mean) elation.

    It reminded me of some of the relationships I've been in that started great (cloud 9, late-night calls, that kinda thing)...and ended like a ton of shit.

    If a poem is able to make you do/feel something (anger, laughter, sadness, confusion), or if it conjures up a memory for the reader, then part of its work is done.

    Homer: when did you write this...and how did you feel before & after you wrote it?

    take care...
  40. Lotuzz June 25, 2008 at 10:13 AM
    Truly.. You are a poet! This is a well-written piece!
  41. Haven June 25, 2008 at 10:13 AM
    Niiiice!Love it!!
  42. Moon June 25, 2008 at 10:14 AM
    Hi!!!The poem's great!
  43. alex paul k June 26, 2008 at 8:23 PM
    hey romantic,a lot left unsaid though,really good one as usual
  44. Paranormal ME June 27, 2008 at 9:24 AM
    thanks man for dropping by my blog...

    A great poem to express so much of ur u sure to be a pro...
  45. rinzu June 28, 2008 at 11:00 AM



  46. rinzu July 1, 2008 at 6:27 PM
    wanted to comment on one particular line...

    "rewind button for the soul"...

    ahhh... fell in love with that one...!!!

  47. freakywiz July 7, 2008 at 10:24 PM
    damn cool really..!!!
  48. Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 8:54 PM
    Could have ignored the intuitions&vibes
    Answered that message for both the life’s
    Said no, Said yes, Said nothing , Ignored or Smiled

    I wonder how can you manage writing so profound about love, I gotta/needta know you more i think.

    hmm! there is no rewind button! Its nice the way you have athered so many emotions (few totally opposite In few moments of bitter-sweet (again opposite) love. it happens with me sometimes, and I wonder how can one feel exactly two opposite things at the same time about same thing! options afterall !

    you're torn and strong
    you're right and wrong!
    in yes and in no!
    and you're recalling it all, reliving it all :)

    the geography of regret, aha!!

    the starting and ending, from hope to demise maybe? love and despise.
    how the priorities change and love-lorn heart aches :)
    the water in the garret and the smells!

    You're awesome :) teach me how you write!
  49. Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 8:57 PM
    as someone above me asked "how do you write it and how do you feel before/after it.." your inspiration is very strong i think..

    and it is sad, undoubtly it is sad. (or maybe its I, the sadist person!! *sigh* i need to learn more!)
  50. Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 8:59 PM
    ps. i have just realized i read it before and commented too... but as i said I was off poems then. Now it did tug the vibes :)
  51. Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 9:05 PM
    Your poetry is really good man! You should write poetry more often! fantastic stuff.

    The Lover
  52. Alisha July 12, 2008 at 12:25 AM
    u have reinvented romance in many ways...
  53. poonam July 15, 2008 at 8:34 PM
    awesome..i really wonder how one could write in rhyme..
  54. purvabhatia August 6, 2008 at 11:30 PM
    huh sublime! neat blogspace....

    Happy Living1

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