Two minutes…

it takes two minutes,
to put down the pen,
stop writing my heart,
putting soul to paper
and breaking the art.
but it takes twice that,
twenty times that too,
and at times longer,
to start where I left it.
I wonder why it is so;
does the heart forget
what it wants after?
or in two minutes,
has it moved on now
to something else?
it takes two minutes,
just the two minutes,
for breaking the art,
and with it, my heart.


Shared with OctPoWriMo Day 2 and UBC Day 2.

(2nd Oct 2014)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

26 thoughts on “Two minutes…”

  1. This is so true! I feel the same way too! I can write forever but if someone talks to me, I’ll forget. So thank you for this great piece!

    • Well, ditto 🙂 but the new thought process might have ended up even better. So sometimes, works out for the best 🙂 Not always though. Glad you liked the poem, Payal. Thank you. 🙂
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