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The cruel bus

Running after it, catching a running bus
i know my stamina is never enough,
Run and run , feet hit the broken pavements
Arms stretched out ,I'm running again,
Panting and yelling, why don't you stop?
Do you see my desperation to somehow get on?
I'm fast , as much as i can be,
I pass all the houses, pass the big tree,
It doesn't look back, my stretched waving arms,
Laces untied, i trip a lot
Ruthlessly getting faster,it accelerates
I'm getting tired, gradually losing my pace,
Yelling it to cease , just for one moment
indifferent to me, puffs smoke from the vent,
i realize now,it's time to give in,
This bus doesn't see my longing for him
My gallops are now comparatively slow,
Wave for the last time, i need you still,
Squeeze my stomach to catch some breath
Alone on the road, no story to tell,
I turn back with anger and a lot of frustration
Regretting my desire for it with such determination,
Not running after it, I have made my decision,
So i stand on the side waiting for a bus,
That runs after me, against all norms

Copyright © mary abdali

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  1. Date: 11/25/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Your imagery of rejection is striking. Many of us (including me) have felt like this. The best explanation someone gave me once was that the "chemistry isn't right". I actually thought that was kind. It was something I could accept. When I stopped having expectations (which is very difficult since it is a habit I have), things seemed to get better.

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Mary, You'll see that one day the 'bus' will be waitng for you and offer you the ride of a lifetime. This was deeply moving.

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 5:46:00 AM
    Very fast paced & enjoyable despite your frustration.

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 1:14:00 AM
    Wow this is deep. Be patient and it wont be a bus that comes.Someone will see the pure heart you possess and seek and it wont be a bus it'll be a stretch limo=)