25 Year Old Boy

Wordsworth said, “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility”.

On the night of my 25th birthday, this September 14th, I was hanging with a few friends and late into the night, I found a corner and I took on a voyage through my past. I must have found serenity, because I came up with some of the best poems I have ever written.

It all started with slipping out a phrase “floating like a dead fish” on a chat conversation. I used it in a good sense, with a positive vibe, in the sense that you are flying high and your spirit is up. But isn’t it ironic?

Where Poets Are Born. This was my corner.
Where Poets Are Born. This was my corner.

I got possessed. And this happened.

Melancholy of a Semi-Quinquagenarian*

We often wish.
We want what we can’t.
Some do come true,
Lucky are the few!

Run up to me, give me a hug.
Let me feel your breath.
My soul needs to be touched.
Kiss my heart and you will see what I mean.

You drive, its raining.
Adele can sing.
Lets slide past the sleeping world;
Colors of infinity waiting for us.

Fuck the rules tonight;
they can wait.
What my heart craves for,
the solitude of the two.

The air in my breath,
knows my pain.
They have been there,
where it hurts the most.

Time slows down.
Music is loud.
My shoulder is heavy.
But I don’t care, heaven is here!

The breeze will be cold.
I will keep you warm in my embrace.
Let me smell your hair.
Let me tell you a story!

Come lay with me,
let me hold you.
Its raining outside.
Nobody seems to care.

Kiss me baby.
Let me sleep.
Time has come for them to take me away.
Goodbyes will weep.

The day shall come,
be by my side.
I will sing for you,
the song of my soul.

Daybreak is here.
My tea is hot.
My sun is here,
but my sunshine isn’t.

The music wont die.
My spirit lingers.

*Quinquagenarian = a person who is 50 years old.

For a few days after that, I felt old and it felt like I was part of a new club. @Mason actually said that to me in his birthday wish, ‘welcome to the over quarter of a century club’. And relatives slowly started mentioning ‘future plans’, if you know what I mean.

But the weight fell off when I was walking to Hari‘s home on a Friday evening. I was wearing a jeans and a tee-shirt. I had my skull cap on. Hari’s mom had made us dinner and fish. And the three of us (that is us and his amazing brother) spent the night chatting up on his balcony. We were having a slumber party. And I told him, we are re-living our teens. (Or maybe just living, because I never had a slumber party in my teens.)

Hari had recently turned 25 himself. I said, we are just 25 year old boys!


18 responses to “25 Year Old Boy”

  1. Nice Poem ๐Ÿ™‚

    When are you gonna explain the real meaning of the Poem! Each time I read, It makes me feel different! Kavi yendaanu Ivide udheshichathu? ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Strange, your comment was in my spam. And thanks. As most ‘kavi’s’ would say, its what you make of it. That was a long night, and I was with some of the best of people. And there was inspiration. Had to happen!

  2. Happy Birthday. Lovely poem. I have known you since college and I cannot believe you are 25! This is how fast life goes.. enjoy it.

    1. Omg! when you put it that way, I feel really old. Like college was a long time ago. Sigh. But age is just a number I suppose. We have always agreed on that. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Aswin David Avatar
        Aswin David

        well writtn….
        belated Bday wishes…

        1. Thanks mister. Fancy seeing you here! Heard you are away, hope life is good ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. As Rahul Baba would say “Age is only a state of mind” ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Duddeeeeeeeeeeee… u need a girl very soon ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. Lol! Find me one from Oktoberfest. Or from Paris. Always wanted to date a French girl!

      1. French gals need passionate lovers ๐Ÿ˜› R u one? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. Haha! I will let them answer that ๐Ÿ˜‰ (And someone is already talking like an experienced traveler!)

        2. I live in France (Well, at least 2 days a week :P). I should know that much at least ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Arun Vadakkan Rajan Avatar
    Arun Vadakkan Rajan


    Belated b’day wishes bro.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great year up ahead!

    Dude, I just saw the world that’s within you through your words; its beautiful.. Write more! Let the world know ๐Ÿ™‚ You are gonna be awesome! (which of course you already are!!)


    1. Haha! No one calls me that anymore. Just that make me go all nostalgic. Thanks mister, am glad you got it man.

      You are awesome yourself and you know it! And am genuinely thrilled to see you here ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Arun Vadakkan Rajan Avatar
        Arun Vadakkan Rajan

        Hehe! ๐Ÿ™‚ No matter how old people get, or however high one may fly, its comfortable being those nutty school boys.. Have lotsa fun dude.. You are one person whom I am proud about, and of course, envy a lot.. good going mate!!!!

        1. True that! Am in a way glad to hear that ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Happy Belated Birthday Arun. Nice Poem and a nice new theme for the blog too. I guess, I am coming here after a long time.

    1. Thanks mister, on all accounts! Interestingly, the last time you dropped in, it was to wish me on my 24th birthday! Haha. I didn’t write much in the last one year though.

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