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Remembering to forget-2

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Remembering to forget-2

On a workaday noon,    holding this partial  poem
from  a faded note book  against a deadpan sky
letting its still kicking life  pick me up from dead, 
since I could only open my eyes to its  mustiness 
I remember to remember you in easier times  

In the evening, at the hotel reception,  the tired fall  
of the incoming footsteps tells it wouldn’t be  my friend
And as I unblinkingly  watch  an old lady ambling in
hauling  her weight and  a bag of bananas to boot
then too I remember to remember you, in its time.

And finally when I remember you in the morning
I ‘m  revisiting my old poem to give it a new fizz
and  my mind half-forgetting you by the twelfth line
starts to wonder why the latest  coin of 50 paise 
looks much  like  the just  withdrawn 25 paise.

Note: Hundred paise make an Indian rupee.

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  1. Date: 12/10/2012 6:27:00 AM
    Congratulations Jag, never doubted for a moment it wouldn't be in the winners circle xx

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:52:00 PM
    Jag, congratulations with your awesome the Skitty Skat Contest.... thank you for everything. ~Always & Forever~ PD

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:26:00 PM
    Congrats in my contest, . ~SKAT

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 7:50:00 AM
    Got this one correct..Inflation..Enjoyed reading ..I too posted one the other day that I had started but not finished and guess what I left it unfinished..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 12:58:00 PM
    Maybe if you had put down more money you would have resurrected her interest Jag. You know how women are ! Hope you get the poem finished with a happy ending> Love Lizzie

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 5:33:00 AM
    great write Jag

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 8:47:00 PM
    Good evening friend... the title is as excellent as the concept of resurrecting an old notebook entry and improving it...Now at least u know why u should have left that old poem stay hidden in between the pages of the book.. :) Memories are not always easy...appreciated this one a lot! Keep going, Jag....resurrect another!! Hurry! lol.