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Prose, Poetry and Random Musings.

Without you....

Category: , , By Homer Simpson!

Obsessiveness is me........
Amidst the accelerating eyes watching you
Bite your tongue at the questions I curl up,
I curl up in my jacket, running my fingers through
your linseed hair and piles of shallow notes.
It's me, with dirt on my elbows and knees and heart
That I notice only when you rob me of my conscience
It's the evening hush compressing lucid thoughts
Into dreams that elude me several years on.

Humiliation is me........
Sitting next to you, head on your shoulder;
Lips sealed in surprise and hands cuddled.
Two atoms amidst a nuclear explosion of bodies,
sound and a variegated halo of merging souls.
It's me knowing the name of the candy you've put,
by a sniff, to your lips before you arrived.
You're high like a kite. I'm here on the ground.
I'm minute from up there and wingless from here.

Perseverance is me........
Across the euphoria that holds us to dinner,
But keeps us apart; The sound of your spoon,
As it clicks its tongue against your plate.
It's me, symmetrically loving and hating you
take for granted the bits of my meal and wine.
The bits my lips left untouched by spooning it up
without word of permission and feeding naively,
the stray that sits at your toes. With my eyes.

Smallness is me........
At the hands of your clueless-selfless beau,
Who kills me with his grace and prominent arms.
Who will always be kinder, smarter and tender.
Praiseworthy, gentler, wiser and better looking.
It's me, running, panting, trying to catch up
with his wit, attempting to tease out the roots,
Of his charm. I'm watching him watch you, watch me
Watch my manners, my words, myself and my watch.

Stubbornness is me........
Half a decade on still lumbering between thoughts
Sifting through time, Conflating moments
Tangled in your hair. Entrenched under the floor
That speaks only, only of you and me. Will forever.
It's me, growing into the permanent spaces, unoccupied
that fell between us like rain, corroding me into nothing
I'm watching the sun re-possessing and capturing the floods.
The rainbow still finds me alive and growing. Although gloomy.


 

96 comments so far.

  1. Amjad Khan October 11, 2008 at 11:29 PM
    Omg omg omg first comment XD
  2. Hashan Hazarika October 12, 2008 at 12:22 AM
    Good one !! (background music Satycon's)...never mind!
    keep posting!
  3. Preeti October 12, 2008 at 11:21 AM
    Oh my God...

    i loved this. And im so glad you wrote. it was about time.

    but this one seems like the ultimate confession. THE ULTIMATE ONE. i wonder if anyone has ever confessed like this before.

    beautiful, beautiful...

    "lips sealed in surprise and hands cuddled,
    two atoms amidst a nuclear explosion of bodies,
    sound and a variegated halo of merging souls."

    only a true and pure poet can think of this...amazing...
  4. Rashi V October 12, 2008 at 12:40 PM
    Ok...For me this poetry is about loving from far away. We all have(ok most of us have had) experiences where we love some just from afar. Maybe we know as friends or they are oblivious to our existence. Maybe its your shoulder they cry upon and thats breaks your heart. Enough of this philosophy..

    Coming back to your poetry :P

    Things/Lines I loved
    It's me knowing the name of the candy you've put
    ,by a sniff, to your lips before you arrived.

    It's me, symmetrically loving and hating you
    take for granted the bits of my meal and wine

    Sifting through all the time, Conflating moments
    Tangled in your hair. Entrenched under the floor
    That speaks only, only of you and me. Will forever.


    Within the 'smallness is me' verse, I'm sorry but I can't choose..It was so brilliant. By now, I have read that part atleast 5 times.

    On the whole, it is BRILLIANT...Beyond words... And yeah, if you gonna keep writing such stuff , I don't mind waiting for the entire month :P
  5. RiverSoul October 12, 2008 at 1:11 PM
    Where did all That come from?????
    Amazing, dude!!
    And loved ur comment form msg!!
    lol!!
    :)
  6. Sana October 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM
    OooOOoooo =|

    u realli THINK alot!!!

    i lyked da poem. *lost in thot...*

    =) dat was aweXum!!!
  7. ¢яŷştąŁ October 12, 2008 at 7:32 PM
    My first time here..you're good!
  8. .a. October 12, 2008 at 8:47 PM
    lol @ my watch..

    I have only read Smallness yet.
    eyes swinging out from sockets.. too weary, will come to it later inshAllah
  9. Sidrah October 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM
    well, i didn't read the whole poem but i loved the Perseverance part!
    u'd make a good poet (actually u're one) =D
    N thnxx 4 dropping by on my blog..tht eid poem was great!! ^_^

    Cya!
    http://thebunnyburrow.blogspot.com/
  10. Adisha October 13, 2008 at 12:48 AM
    question ?! Are you n Homer Simpson one and the same? if yes, then why do u have two diff blog titles ? Just wondering out loud...

    Loved the depth and the essence of this poem. Left me wondering about a lot more than I'd care to think about...I've recently started visiting others' blogs and for the first time realized that each one's writing, unless Direct, can mean different things to different people !

    Anything else would be an understatement.

    Cheers !
  11. ∂єяαngє∂ ιnѕαnιту ^.^ October 13, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    O Boi! What a whole depth of emotions!

    Stubborness is me ...
    Won't hesitate to ask, are these lines coming from lovesick heart?

    Cheers,
    Deranged Insanity ^.^
  12. Keshi October 13, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    Amazing skill u've got!

    Keshi.
  13. saif October 13, 2008 at 6:53 PM
    wonderful...keep writing..you rock
  14. poo October 14, 2008 at 6:18 PM
    i like humiliation part the most.. its really good.. keep it up..
  15. Nishi October 14, 2008 at 11:38 PM
    WOW.. is the only word that comes to my mind!
    Very well writ..
  16. The Lover October 15, 2008 at 8:29 AM
    Whoa!! too good man!! I love every word of it....
  17. muddleheaded October 15, 2008 at 5:29 PM
    "It's me knowing the name of the candy you've put
    ,by a sniff, to your lips before you arrived."

    Beautiful!... i liked the rest too but this humiliation thingee was very sensuous ;)

    http://muddleheaded.wordpress.com
  18. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:14 PM
    @Amjad

    I know...And not many this time. People have stopped reading my poor old blog :(

    Cheers!!
  19. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:15 PM
    @Hashan:

    LOL...If you are talking about my previous background music then YES! It was kind of ugly. I removed it as I got a LOT of complaints :P

    Cheers!!
  20. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:16 PM
    @Preeti:

    Thanks a lot for the appreciation. Umm yea well you can call it an ultimate confession. A confession wherein you confess about you wanting and feeling for the other person and the other person has someone else or does not realize it ;)

    True Poet? Awww thanks :)

    Cheers!!
  21. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:18 PM
    @Rashi:

    Very true. This poetry IS about feeling from far away. Its about you feeling for the person on the other side of the things.

    geeee...You know how good I feel when I get appreciation from you. Kind of makes me wanna write again and again. But then yea..A month...This time it wont be a month. I will update it in a few days from now :)

    Cheers!!
  22. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:20 PM
    @Riversoul:

    That came from my experiences. Not necessarily the things I've felt but definitely the things I have observed.

    And yea comment from message :P You really do get a lot of "Nice Work!" people who don't even bother reading the posts.

    Cheers!!
  23. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:21 PM
    @Sana:

    LOL..I know I think a lot. It comes with joblessness.
    Thanks a lot for reading.

    Cheers!!
  24. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:22 PM
    @Crystal:

    Thanks a lot for visiting. I do hope to see you around a lot more. I would love if you could be a bit more elaborate :)

    Cheers!!
  25. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:22 PM
    @Asbah:

    :P I'm looking forward....

    Inshahallah.

    Cheers!!
  26. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:23 PM
    @Sidrah:

    I love honesty. But then I also hope that you'll come back sometime and have a look. Thanks for reading and the appreciation :)

    Cheers!!
  27. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:26 PM
    @Adisha:

    Yes. I am...

    1. Homer Simpson
    2. Comfortably Numb.

    And this is a result of two different google accounts. One is the one which is linked to orkut. And the other one is the blogger one. And I was a n00b not to know that it can be done through the same account :|

    Mission Accomplished to me. I really like it if I manage to induce some sort of a thought. And yes I too am in a habit of reading a lot of blogs. LOL thats how I came to yours :P Thanks a lot.

    Cheers!!
  28. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:28 PM
    @Deranged Insanity:

    Lovesick? Not really. Not in love? Yes.
    Thanks a lot for reading :)

    Cheers!!
  29. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:28 PM
    @Keshi:

    Thanks a lot keshi.

    Cheers!!
  30. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:28 PM
    @Saif:

    Thanks a lot Saif.

    Cheers!!
  31. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:29 PM
    @Poonam:

    LOL I like it too :)) Lmao.
    Thanks a lot.

    Cheers!!
  32. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:30 PM
    @Nishi:

    Thanks a lot.

    Cheers!!
  33. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:30 PM
    @The Lover:

    Thanks a lot. Thanks again.

    Cheers!!
  34. Comfortably Numb October 15, 2008 at 9:31 PM
    @Muddleheaded:

    ;) One of my favorite lines. Thanks a lot for reading :)

    Cheers!!
  35. Preeti October 15, 2008 at 10:40 PM
    how do you write this way...?

    obsessiveness, humiliation, persevereance, smallness and then stubbornness...

    they seem to be like phases that you are going through, the obsession leading to humiliation, causing you to persevere making you realize your smallness and finally rendering you eternally stubborn...

    amazing, amazing...there is some new thought that comes out of your poem everytime i read it...and i love reading it...
  36. Adisha October 15, 2008 at 11:38 PM
    thanks for clarifying :D no worries, will go thru both ;)

    take care ...
  37. Homer Simpson! October 16, 2008 at 12:06 AM
    @Adisha:

    Yeyeyeyeyey!!! Finally I know someone on Blogville who tracks back comments. I am guilty of not doing that too :P

    Looking forward....

    Cheers!!
  38. Homer Simpson! October 16, 2008 at 12:08 AM
    @Preeti:

    Thanks a ton. I guess I just think about something. I just gather everything that is stuffed into my brain and try to pen those things down.

    I am glad my writing makes sense to you. I really look forward to seeing you around a lot more.

    Cheers!!
  39. Amjad Khan October 16, 2008 at 11:18 AM
    Explanation needed :(
  40. Preeti October 16, 2008 at 2:25 PM
    i loved the idea of the clueless-selfless beau and the way you've described him.

    the smallness is actually..well yeah... you are feeling small as compared to him but you are actually rising above him by acknowledging his victory...though with it comes the acceptance that ...you've truly lost

    and it does give a feeling of being reduced and being smalled when you see the one whom you love, with someone who is far far better than you...

    beautiful...

    and the whiff of candy on the lips reminded me of me. i use a lot strawberries and grapes...hahahahaha
  41. Priya October 16, 2008 at 6:14 PM
    A nice poem of self...
  42. Mel October 17, 2008 at 9:26 AM
    I looooooooooooved your blog!!!

    And also loved your comment to my post and the poem you wrote in the comment. Thank you so much!

    Am now officially a big fan!

    Take care,

    MEL.
  43. vatsal October 17, 2008 at 11:14 AM
    hey! cheers!...only a real artist can dive into such varied emotions and pen them down with such beauty...you are one of the kind ..kudos... , thans for visiting my blog ...and i m very glad you loved the idea "the MISFITS" ...c you again soon
  44. •♥•♥[V]♥•♥• October 17, 2008 at 6:03 PM
    thank you for writing this.

    please write ...i love how you blend the words with feelings.
    Even the movie i make in my head while reading this is a blockbuster.

    hugs buddy
  45. Still thinking October 17, 2008 at 7:13 PM
    It's you you say and so much of it feels so similar.

    It's beautiful! I'm amazed at the way you write so lucidly the way you feel but oh with sooo much emotions.

    'I'm watching the sun re-possessing and capturing the floods. The rainbow still finds me alive and growing. Although gloomy.' - will this change ever?

    P.S: And yes, it took me a long time to delve in your writings :)
  46. Agnesian October 17, 2008 at 9:53 PM
    Hey Cookiee !
    If I understand this correctly , it's a thankful riddance, a pain removed from ones rear. Ya ?

    Keep writing.I will visit again.

    Your fan :)
  47. Creation October 19, 2008 at 12:05 AM
    have tried to clarify your queries regarding my latest poem...

    please take a look at the comments.. (on my blog!)
  48. spicymist October 19, 2008 at 11:15 AM
    wow. i love the way you write. and this your first blog that im reading. and ur blog name had me rofl. where did u come up with it?
  49. indranee October 21, 2008 at 6:56 PM
    Very soulful poem...touching! I'm glad to visit.
  50. I Rule October 22, 2008 at 1:06 AM
    Another brilliant poem !

    Loved it !
  51. Abha October 22, 2008 at 4:56 PM
    Ouch..is the word I'd like to use ..There is so much poignancy involved here...that I almost had a heartache.. :(

    Hope you're still not upset with me.. :(

    take care
  52. Kait October 23, 2008 at 12:13 AM
    Wow.

    This is good.
    No, very good.


    I'll be coming back, for sure.
    :]
  53. Natasha October 23, 2008 at 11:41 AM
    :) well,, these are kind of accumulated experiences of all .. and offcoz i m sure a lot many would have the better ones too.
  54. joiedevivre October 23, 2008 at 7:53 PM
    do i need ro say anythin else
    dis is simply wow
  55. WeirdISgooD2 October 26, 2008 at 3:48 AM
    "It's me with dirt on my elbows and knees and heart"

    My favourite poem of yours by far. Criticisms- none. I am just overwhelmed by the way you're portrayed my emotions.
  56. Nim October 27, 2008 at 11:54 PM
    dude!!..amazing lyrics!!!
    wot inspires u man??
    u'v earned a new fan..congrats n keep it up...
  57. peter October 29, 2008 at 8:29 PM
    hey u have been awarded by me ..see it !
  58. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:10 AM
    @Amajd:

    :*

    Go away noob.

    Cheers!!
  59. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:11 AM
    @Preeti:

    I must say that I love it when people think about what I write. The whole purpose of me writing gets defeated if people don't try to think about it.

    Thanks a LOT!

    Cheers!!
  60. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:12 AM
    @Adisha:

    Thanks a lot. No problemito.

    Cheers!
  61. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:12 AM
    @Mel:

    LOL...thanks a lot.
    I am honored.

    Cheers!!
  62. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:15 AM
    @Vatsal:

    Thanks a lot for the appreciation. And yes you have a nice blog up there. Keep coming.

    Cheers!!
  63. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:18 AM
    @ V:

    Thanks a lot man. Keep coming over and I hope Ill keep writing.

    Cheers!!
  64. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:19 AM
    @Still THinking:

    Eureka. Time...Its gorgeous. I am glad you finally took control over my post. Or rather my post took control over you..whichever way..Im happy.

    Thanks a lot.

    Cheers!!
  65. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:20 AM
    @Agnesian:

    Very true. It is definitely a pain in the rear for the guy. And aint he glad to peel it off.

    Thanks a lot.

    Cheers!!
  66. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:21 AM
    @Creation:

    Affirmative. I will take a look.

    Cheers!!
  67. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:22 AM
    @Spicymist:

    Thanks a lot for coming over. I hope you liked it. And I look forward to seeing you around a lot more.

    Blog name...sssshhh!!

    Cheers!!
  68. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:23 AM
    @Indranee:

    Thanks a lot for reading. Keep coming over..

    Cheers!!
  69. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:24 AM
    @i Rule:

    Thanks a lot. I am glad you like the others too.

    Cheers!!
  70. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:25 AM
    @Abha:

    Very true. And your words truly reflect the essence.
    Thanks a lot for coming over.

    Upset....not at all.

    Cheers!!
  71. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:26 AM
    @Kait:

    Thanks a lot. I really do hope that you are a reader,for,ever.

    Cheers!!
  72. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:29 AM
    @Natasha:

    Very true. I never said that this is all what people experience. For me...I wanna write something out of the box. Atleast I try to..I don't know how successful I really am. This may only be happening with .0001% but then Im happy to write for them :)

    Thanks a lot.

    Cheers!!
  73. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:30 AM
    @Joie:

    Aww..thanks a lot. Keep coming over.

    Cheers!!
  74. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:32 AM
    @Weirdisgood2:

    Geee...Thanks a lot. I think its just the perception and interpretation which differs. I am glad you like it.

    Cheers!!
  75. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:33 AM
    @Nim:

    Thanks a lot. What inspires me...Hmm...Not many people asked me about it. I just like to pour whatever I feel/observe/think on the paper. That is just about it. I am glad you like what I write.

    Cheers!!
  76. Comfortably Numb November 1, 2008 at 12:34 AM
    @Peter:

    Yeyeyeyeyeyeye!!! Thanks a lot man!! Lemme see.

    Cheers!!
  77. Kalidas November 1, 2008 at 7:07 PM
    Whoa.. what was that??

    Dude.. i suggest u should try www.poetry.com.. or have u already?
    You might have chances at winning prizes!!!
  78. Sandeep Balan November 3, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    oopsss...back to your blog after a long sabbatical...and whoaa..you took my breath away...that was such a brilliant piece chote..too good! Obsessiveness is me...Whoa! Whoa! Hats off!!
  79. Deepak November 3, 2008 at 7:41 PM
    your poems are really great!
    It remembers me of my cat verbal instructor!
  80. C R D November 3, 2008 at 7:52 PM
    DUDe! I understood this one! :d

    Loved this line - The rainbow still finds me alive and growing. Although gloomy.

    whos this female u crazy abt so much? y dont u move on? y is there still a flicker of hope? :P

    Cheers
  81. SAIF November 5, 2008 at 9:16 PM
    i can still remember this poem...hv commented on it before...wow..i can still remember...
    ending is very good..
    waiting for a new one
  82. Misty Rhythm November 7, 2008 at 6:17 PM
    hey...long time!
    beautiful poem!!! it's almost like you're invisible and yet omnipresent...observing in such details! i wonder if the girl knows...

    cheers!
  83. Free-Fallin' November 9, 2008 at 6:52 PM
    whoa...how are u ? how do u write such awesome stuff? how can anyone's words, thought, urgency, desperation, consolation....all be so perfectly well-aligned and honest ...all in one bloody post?!
  84. Kiran Sawhney November 10, 2008 at 5:14 PM
    amazing post. heavy. have to read and reread and reread to understand the depth
  85. Sadique Ali November 12, 2008 at 6:34 PM
    I liked the poem, at least some parts of it...
  86. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:42 AM
    @Kalidas:

    Thanks a lot man. I just write for unwinding. Thats it. Nothing more.

    Cheers!!
  87. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:43 AM
    @Sandeep:

    Thanks a lot. It means a lot..


    Cheers!!
  88. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:44 AM
    @Deepak:

    Thanks a lot. LOL im no instructor. Dont bank upon me for your CAT :P

    Cheers!!
  89. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:45 AM
    @C R D:

    LOL. I am glad you finally understood one. There is no female dude. Believe me. It all about the people around me and a little fiction.

    Cheers!!
  90. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:46 AM
    @Saiif:

    Thanks a lot :)

    Cheers!!
  91. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:47 AM
    @Misty:

    Sad part: No girl :))

    Thanks a lot :)

    Cheers!!
  92. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:48 AM
    @Free Falling:

    Thanks a lot for the compliment. I guess for that you will have to meet everyone I know. Its brewing in my head all the time :P

    Cheers!!
  93. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:49 AM
    @Kiran:

    :( It really has to be easy. I will try harder :)

    Cheers!!
  94. Comfortably Numb December 21, 2008 at 2:49 AM
    @Sadique:

    Thanks a lot for reading. For me its worth it even if you like a single line :)

    Cheers!!
  95. seher's shenanigans January 10, 2009 at 7:44 PM
    i loved this :D
    i cannot help but pour my own thoughts in a diary!
    hehehe keep posting!!!
  96. Misty October 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    Smallness is me........
    At the hands of your clueless-selfless beau,
    Who kills me with his grace and prominent arms.
    Who will always be kinder, smarter, tender,
    praiseworthy, gentler, wiser and better looking.
    It's me, running, panting, trying to catch up
    with his wit, attempting to tease out the roots,
    Of his charm. I'm watching him watch you, watch me
    Watch my manners, my words, myself and my watch.

    Wow.

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