Cursory look

Cursory look

A Poem by Devyani

Sitting in a cafe all alone

Got nothing to do.

You place an order

The world then beckons you

so you let your eyes wander.


Cursory looks.

You remind yourself.


You notice a bouncy baby

Dimples and curls

laughing in the arms

of doting parents.

Their joy utterly infectious

If only you could enter their little bubble


Cursory looks.

You remind yourself.


A lonely girl sitting in the corner

Engrossed in a world of her own

Reading a tattered book.

Maybe a classic

Maybe a romantic

If only you could get a closer look


Cursory looks.

You remind yourself.


A group of friends laughing aloud

Slapping each others back

Sharing food and joking around

Stupid dares and gossips galore

They seem to have fun

If only you could be a part of that group


Cursory looks.

You remind yourself.


A boy humming

a song along with his ipod

Maybe its rock or maybe punk

But he could be the one who loves pop

His nodding head

His Tapping foot

If only you could hear what he hears


You stared too long at the wonderful world

A pair of eyes open up.

Black coals staring back at you

You fidget and try to avert your gaze

Too late. The world knows the rule too.


Cursory looks.

They remind themselves.


A ping and you're back again

Order up.

You awkwardly balance your tray

taking a seat near the window display

Your eyes wander to the outside world


Cursory looks.

You remind yourself.

© 2009 Devyani

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This is Very, very good. Cursory Looks. This is spectacular!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago

I have suddenly caught something inexpressible from this poem. So I can do nothing but to applaud you for such a genuine write. Thanks. I liked this one.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Congratulations for winning the Eyes Contest!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Congrats first of all! :) And really this is a beautiful poem... It was like i was on a journey... observing different people, their laughter, their gossips... etc... Its Wonderful!!! :))

Posted 7 Years Ago

i like this one a lot - it's a poem about my day today :D good flow and nice imagery.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Background Music: Coffee Break by Forever the Sickest Kids. LOL.

I do this all the time. People watching is one of the best hobbies.

I really like the flow of the poem. It leads me on and on and tell me "If only I could see, hear, and feel what you did." But Cursory looks, I must remind myself. :D

Job well done!

Posted 8 Years Ago

A excellent poem. You took me on a day trip with you. I like the description and the story a lot. I like to sit and write. Watch the world go by too.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on December 26, 2009
Last Updated on December 26, 2009
Tags: Cafe, world, eyes, stare, look, wish, think, bored



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