They filled the air with sad melodies
sang all the heart wrenching love songs
throughout the seventies which echoed
up to the mid eighties.
Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh
Kisore Kumar and Manna Dey
all might have ruined his life.
Do you remember those days
when every light post would sing
a sad love song?
How do I blame a growing boy
who in every step would stop
to listen those unforgettable songs?
How do I blame the boy
who would always imagine
living is worthless without love?
not a job or career, dear
the first thing that would always come
to your mind
was searching a soul mate everywhere.
Romance would fly in the air
and life would mean gone astray
if your name were not written on a heart.
Nothing else would be more important
than dying for someone.
A love marriage would be considered
like achieving moksha to every youth.
You had nothing to achieve after that.
The boy would try to sing every song
as if they were all sung only for him
as if all the lyrics would describe
his cry for his soul mate screaming.
Search, search, search for a success
to get your name marked on a heart.
How do I blame the boy who thought
it was the only priority in life?
Could he really sleep for an hour you think
untill his love was requitted?
Could he ever sleep do you think
if his love was to never be requitted?
But the time did not stop for a while.
the new singers now started singing rocks
or something of that kind like disco songs.
The mid eighties now rolled into nineties.
Romance was now vanishing from the blue.
Summer wind now took control of his life
of his song and imaginations.
He tried to forget who was Mohammad Rafi
who was Mukesh,Kisore Kumar or Manna Dey.
People now got busy viewing T.V
and movies at home in VCPs.
Light post too now forgot to sing melodies.
The world now slowly turning to dance
and teenagers now liked it very much
but he was too beaten to dance
Silently he bundled his favorite old cassettes
and shifted them in a box to such a place
that they can never be easily found
sung, played or destroyed.