I met a stranger on the road,
The road that read “lonely souls”

The mind gave me thousands reasons why
Not to pay heed and simply pass him by.
Yet the heart reached out and so the words,
Made him stop and started to converse.

Walking, talking we both were lost
In voicing everything that inside was locked.
The baggage that we carried was dumped
The unnecessary, suffocating shield was crumbled.

After sometime the road got diverged,
We were surprised as this was unheard.
The road is straight was what we knew,
And so we found that it was untrue.
Having no choice we had to choose a lane,
We both chose different and thus parted ways.

I left a stranger on the road,
The road that read “happy souls”.


In October Showcase, Stranger on the Road-a poem by Arushi Singh. I have loved this poem, hope you like it too. Your thoughts would be great!

I showcase poetry from various writers, once a month. All those who wish to publish their work here, can reach out to me. I am open to poems both in English or in Hindi language and will publish it if your work resonates with the spirit of this bubble. All the rights are with the respective writers; I have no claim on their work. I only reserve the rights to publish/take down any content from this blog.