Print Edition - 2017-11-01  |  The Collegian

The boy under the red umbrella

- Rajat Thapa

Nov 1, 2017-


The boy

under the red umbrella

refuses to believe

there are holes in it.

He tries to save

the ones around

from the sparks 

coming from the sky.

The boy

illusioned by eternity,

 is afraid to fall

and too impatient to wait. 

He lets his heart shrink

and he decrypts the mysterious fate. 

Under the lamp post 

he stands.

Moon rising from behind

makes holes in his umbrella

appear as the stars he loves.

In a land

where night never sets,

he is grateful for the affection

he never gets.

The boy

under the red umbrella

waits for a winter long lost,

for he no longer has to pretend

that the warmth long gone 

still lingers somewhere within.


- Thapa is a BTech student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University

Published: 01-11-2017 08:41

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