He Walked Down The Road, by Mahmud Vellani
hands in his pockets, head bent as if
in surrender to some dark despair.
He stopped suddenly as if in search
of a sign or reassurance.
He shook his head and turned away
from the crowd on to a side street.
He walked on seemingly lost
and oblivious to the world around.
A sound made him aware
of two childish voices ahead of him
carried clearly on the breeze
one was encouraging his reluctant scared friend
to ride a bicycle
"come on......you can do it......you know you can"
The man stood looking at the two.
Slowly he smiled
which lit his eyes with an understanding
and a certain determination
Instinctively, he squared his shoulders
and turned around and walked firmly
back in to the crowd.
I looked at him
And at them.
And I wondered.
|this is a great poem!!!please can you maybe check out my poems??? thanks :) XO|
|2012-10-22 06:28:36||Mahmud Vellani|
|Hi XO. I did and you write with such emotion. Continue writing and never stop!|