Thursday, July 2, 2009

walking home with a stranger...

Strangers... unnamed faces on the street.
To that girl who’s walking a few paces behind me,

I’m just another face that’s going somewhere.
I turned to check on the traffic before I darted across the street
And she caught my eye... we smiled quickly.


Without much thought, I waited, as she ran over.
What kept me there for a stranger, I cannot tell.

But soon, she’s there, hand outstretched – I’m Nancy, she said.
We continued walking... together this time
With every step, a war raged in my head.
The fun loving child and the precautious adult in me fought hard
As I chatted away with this smiling girl.

About a block from home, we split paths
She went her way, as I went mine...
Walking that last block alone, I could not help smiling
I’ll always remember “that day, when I walked home with a stranger.”

15 comments:

lata raja said...

knowing you, you would have spoken all random things thro'that walk. It's sometimes nice to befriend a stranger....do you remember the couple in the train from Pune...We did not even get to know their names properly.But we enjoyed their company.

Niki Shetty said...

haha! yea.. i think that was completely random.. but loads of fun! :)
yea.. i remember that couple we met on the train from Pune...!!

jayashree said...

strangers are fun at times, definitely!!i happened to meet this old grandpa who was traveling with us on a train to ooty in my 11th vacation n he was giving me "career" counseling all thro the journey!

Niki Shetty said...

so its thanks to the grandpa that ur into geoinformatics huh? :)

jayashree said...

no niki!!! he was suggesting mechanical engg....!!!!! just imagine, im quite doing the opposite all that they do in mech engg.... !!! thats an irony of fate perhaps ;)

jayashree said...
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Niki Shetty said...

irony of fate? or u just chose not to listen to him? ;) haha!

jayashree said...

@aunty: u r blogging too??!!! thats great!!! ive just started off wid unga blog...i guess it'll take a while to get all those culinary stuff into my head right away!! but it just reminds me that i ve to start learning how to cook soon.... self help is the best help, rite...

jayashree said...

@niki: r u following ur mom's blog right upto the kitchen...?that reminds me, u said u were moving into an apartment of sorts wid frenz rite? so whose doing all the cooking n stuff??? neeya?

Niki Shetty said...

jayashree, amma's blog is lata-raja.blogspot.com

Niki Shetty said...

all of us will b cooking :) not just me..! lol

jayashree said...

i never was inclined to take up mechanical or manufacturing kind of engg.!!! it was basically computer science n informatics n geoinformatics n the like...:) so his counseling didnt change my mind! ;)

Niki Shetty said...

oh wow! niceee!

jayashree said...

okay niki, paaththu, unakkun edhavadhu doubts irundha, contact me, dont keep disturbing ur mom wid doubts okay ;)

Niki Shetty said...

ok ma'am! :) i'll keep that in mind ;)