On an endless journey in a lonely train,
Gazing dew-drops racing down the windowpane,
She tried to shelter herself from the cold,
While her mind was just lost in those stories untold.
Dissolving her solitude, a stranger appeared,
‘Here come the awkward moments’ She feared!
She offered a smile, as one would expect,
And the beauty of a smile, one has to reflect.
But beginning with that, it ended up in tales,
Of things that do matter, and life’s all fails.
And stories which included their deepest regrets,
About somebody’s love or someone who upsets.
She wouldn’t even tell friends, the stories they shared,
Maybe she wanted to say, not just sure if they cared.
Or even if they did, “Would they Judge?” she thought,
But all this with a stranger, It was worth a shot?!
She got buried in a thought, when the stranger was gone,
And she pondered and pondered from dusk till the dawn.
That strangers see us the way we are indeed,
Not as they wish we were, when it’s someone they need.
Not often they are given the gift of trust,
but they bring out the stories ‘covered in dust’,
No strings attached and yet so pure
That feelings show up and we feel secure.
So a million souls waiting for that chance
When their stories tempt to get a glance
And a million strangers for you out there,
Not judging , just lending you an ear.
Smile at a stranger, it might change a life,
and trust, they wont stab you with a knife.
It’s like an adventure, so exciting and so thrilling,
Whether or not you’ll meet again, the thought is so unsparing.
Coming out of her thoughts, not sure what they intend,
She realized soon that this journey is almost at end.
They were strangers when they met, and same when they parted,
And she understood the fact, that a new journey had started.
So she learned that they never will be friends with stories,
and smiled at the thought of being strangers with memories.
Todays poetry contest entry was written by Ashwyn K.
Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems in 2015?