Open ended

He opened his eyes
Saw around him the blood
Heard the cries and shrieks
Thanked God, he was scratch-less

It was dark, the date had changed
And so was the mood of birthday celebration
He wished he could help his wounded acquaintances
But he cared for his sleep more, always

He reminded himself of the time
When his girlfriend broke up with him
For the n-th time because sleep was his true love
He laughed off the thought as his canines shone in the lights dim

He picked himself up and realised
That he was as full of life as ever
He looked around to find someone like him
Crazy enough to be playing football at that hour

Disappointed, he thought of his mom
She wouldn’t be too happy he realized
Last time he met her, she had fainted
Of fasting for her son’s good job
While he was unable to control his laughter

His dad always wanted him to confess that he drinks
But he was too smart to do so
He pretended to be as ideal as his brother
While he lived life by being as badass as possible

Probably the thoughts of some of his brought back his smile
He was again the first to do something
And got a lot of boost to his ego
Wo kehte hain na : Spotlight” – he lives that dialogue of his own play

He liked open-ended scripts
So it is unknown what he did next
Some said he stayed, watching and judging
Some said he started working on a new script
Some thought he left to meet his true love – peaceful sleep

They can’t be sure though
The scratch less body gave no clue


19 thoughts on “Open ended

    • Prateek Kohli January 28, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you ma’am. Really glad you found it good. How have you been? šŸ˜ƒ


  1. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder January 28, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    How are you doing, Prateek?
    Reading your poem after a long time… šŸ™‚ A nice piece, as always, even it can be twisted into a good short story…. šŸ˜€

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    • Prateek Kohli January 29, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      Hi Maniparna, I am doing much better in 2016 if compared to the time whenI moved away from wordpress šŸ˜€
      I missed your haikus and flowers of your garden šŸ˜ƒ How are you?
      And thank you as always for the praise. Yaayy šŸ˜

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  2. Prajakta January 29, 2016 / 6:22 am

    This is simply brilliant – and I think there is a lot of scope here to add some dimensions and flavours to make it into a story.

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    • Prateek Kohli January 29, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Thank you, Prajakta šŸ˜ƒ
      And if you really think so, I will definitely try digging deeper into this to find what the protagonist could have been done šŸ˜ƒ
      Thank you once again ^_^

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  3. Ayushi Jain January 30, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Very well framed. A complete mystery. Good job Prateek. And how’s 2016?

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    • Prateek Kohli January 30, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Thank you, Ayushi ! 2016 is not bad, till now šŸ˜€
      How are you, heard you having a good time in Delhi šŸ˜‰

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  4. milliethom January 31, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    There’s a lot to think about in this one, Prateek. This ‘badass’ character is very complex and definitely mysterious. As others have said, above, he could well be developed into a longer piece. Altogether intriguing. Well done. šŸ™‚
    Welcome back to Blogland (although, strictly speaking, I’m off my blog at the moment). Hope you have a fantastic 2016. šŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli February 1, 2016 / 12:24 am

      Your nod acts as the final good-to-go for this to be developed into a story. And I am really grateful that you took the time and visited my blog to read all the new pieces. As I used to speak in my childhood, “Millie! East or west, You da best” šŸ˜

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      • milliethom February 2, 2016 / 6:23 pm

        Something else for me to look forward to reading! You’re going to be very busy in future, but I’m sure you’ll really enjoy writing and posting again. I’m sure I’ll enjoy reading your work, too. šŸ™‚


      • Soumya Mishra February 4, 2016 / 6:17 pm

        I’m doing good, too. Happy 2016 to you, as well. Hope you have a blessed one. šŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

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