Taken for Granted

Taken for Granted short poem

i slept –
unaware of your gazing eyes
i slept –
unaware of what was going on inside your mind
i slept –
because in you i trusted blindly
i slept –
because of the security you offered to me.

i slept –
only to wake up and find you gone.
i woke up –
to the harsh reality
to the fact that i took you for granted
to the ache that it was my fault
to the realization that i just needed to pay attention

now, i lay awake –
for hours, hoping to see the gazing eyes
to try and understand your thoughts
to trust you blindly but not take you for granted
to feel secured but offer you security as well
i lay awake –
for hours, night after night.
hoping you would come back.

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Arti Honrao

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Author of fiction books titled 'My Life story' and 'Is This Love & Autumn - The Last Leaf' and novel 'Resemblance - The Journey of a Doppelganger' I enjoy writing short stories on Relationships. I have attempted writing form poems like Haiku, Tanka, Cinquain, Acrostics etc but I most enjoy writing Prose poems where I get to express myself without the limitations of number of words or rhyming. Most of my writings depict human feelings and emotions, which I try to bring out onto the page and into the minds of the reader. I believe that essence of writing lies in not only entertaining the reader, but speaking to them through words. My style of writing makes it easier for the readers to visualize the story unfolding around them. I am of the opinion that being good at writing a story is not about the story being unpredictable, it is about the way you narrate the predictable story and still keep the reader interested.I blog at Straight From The Heart (http://www.artihonrao.net). I am an administrator and web-designer at Writer's Ezine (http://www.writersezine.com).My Profile page: http://www.artihonrao.in
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Chandrama Deshmukh

Only I wish hopes could come true!
A beautiful piece @Arti_Honrao

Been long since you posted a poem.
Would love to read more of your verses here.


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