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GIVING DIRECTIONS

It's good to be a person
from the locality.

It's good when you're out
and they come up
to ask you the way.

And if you don't know it,
to prevent the conversation
from flagging,
you would like to make up something,
invent the way.

But someone else comes by, hears what you're talking about,
butts in, turning already
towards the right way, shutting his eyes,
and stretching out an arm.

And you, who were before in such a hurry,
listen to the tale of avenues,
junctions and roundabouts.

You're stuck there speechless, invisible
like a soul that has to
come into the world
and is looking for someone, or something,
to get it an entrance there.

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A beautiful description of love.
Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing
A truly enjoyed piece of poetry. Lose yourself in love. I appreciate this lovely and romantic write. Truly enjoyable.
‘When I close my eyes to sleep then you rest your head on my chest and listen to my heart beat says you are mine.’…such state is called beyond oneself and in/ within herself/himself…soused in emotive elements…you carried me farthest far…by your poetry…I envy your Lady Luck…being a lady for getting such a passionate beau…lolol …. thanks sharing Ms. Nivedita UK 10/10
that is so beautiful....
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