Saturday, April 17, 2021

O - Other Side Of The Tinted Glass


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One side of the tinted glass window
Housed those measured smiles
Sparkling chandeliers 
Immaculate arrangements
Plentiful Of Inanimate 
Classy colors
Artificial bird cages & waterfall sounds
Humming appliances
Overflowing wants but tidy bins
Closed Rosewood mahogany doors
And cared for expensive artefacts 
With eyes that intermittently gazed 
In between the deafening silences
At those tinted glasses 
But never wanting to see
What was beyond 

Other side of the tinted glass window
Housed abundant laughter 
Sparkling stars
Cluttered arrangements
Plentiful Of warmth 
Gaudy colors
Chirping birds & gushing rains
Humming breeze
Overflowing needs but wants filled bins
Chestnut rusted doors ajar
And cared for relationships 
With eyes that intermittently gazed 
In between the numbing cacophony 
At those tinted glasses 
Always wanting to see
What was beyond

PS : This post is posted as part of #BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge for the letter O. 
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April #NaPoWriMo2021 and #ArtoonsInnPoetryParlour.


Anita Sabat said...

True, Ira.
So much there - here & there.
Depends on where we are.

deepti menon said...

This reminds me of the saying that the grass is always greener on the other side. It is true that people always want to see what is beyond them. A wonderful poem.

Durga Prasad Dash said...

Interesting take of two contrasting perspectives.

Deepika Sharma said...

Liked the two perspectives juxtaposed. The one on other side always looks better

my space said...

Glass is always greener on the other side! It is all about the perspective isn`t it?

Deborah Weber said...

I quite liked this. Particularly these two lines: “Overflowing wants but tidy bins” and the “Overflowing needs but wants filled bins” – what a wonderful telling contrast.

Arti said...

Read this beautifully crafted poem of yours for the second time today and loved it again.

Srivalli Rekha said...

Love the contrast, Ira. And the ending about wanting to know what's on the other side. So many of us do that. :(

Deepa Gopal said...

I loved the contrast too. Human nature, I guess...Longing for something on the other side.