Monday, 29 April 2013


People who will change your life

People who will change your life
Will sing so many songs with you
With broken voices that are so out-of-tune
And occasional bursts of laughter
And the shared discussions of lyrics
That will be forgotten one day,
But the people who will always remain.

People who will change your life
Will be like ghosts in a haunted house
Because for the longest time you’ll think they’re there
But they never will be
And when you fall, you’ll try to grab hold of them
But your hands will pass right through
And the illusion of their existence will tear apart.

People who will change your life
Will build you up as they break you down
So they’ll pull out the worst in you
And clean the wounds that hurt since long
And it’ll hurt so bad you’ll hate them for it
But you’ll never be the same again
And then you’ll love them more than you ever thought.

People who will change your life
Will also make you fall in love with them
Without really loving you back
Sometimes they’ll do this by mistake
Sometimes they’ll laugh as they see you in pain
Sometimes it’ll hurt, sometimes it won’t
Sometimes you’ll be the one causing the heart ache.

People who will change your life
Will be kind and sweet and with the brightest smiles
And they’ll share a part of their soul with you
That’ll urge you to become a better person
And they’ll be the ones
Who’ll make the world look less scary and more lovable
And you’ll never be able to thank them enough.

People who will change your life
Will change it without intending to do so
And you’ll change their life too
More than you’ll ever know.


8 comments:

  1. came across this piece..found it beautiful (y)

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  2. This piece so beautiful. It really stays with you.
    Especially verse 3 and 4, really struck me. I loved it Aakriti :)
    Absolutely loved it :)

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    1. Thank you, Diwita! Good to know you liked it! :)
      P.S- My favorite verses are 2 and 5! :P

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  3. its strange isnt it how people who you never knew affect you in some ways, and then again the people who you see everyday and the ones who you have grown used to suddenly seem to have given you so much that its only time that could have washed away the intensity of that change? thank you, for sharing. its lovely. :)

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    1. Totally! This poem is for the people who have not only changed my life, but who have changed me as a person. People who have helped me grow through either tears or joy. I'm grateful to both..and well, everything is lovely! :)

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  4. hey Akriti... this is really profound. it is unique...do get it published some day

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    1. Thank you :)
      I do hope to get a collection published some day.

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