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Aarju Pandey


Two Worlds


Two worlds

In one skyscrapers define the horizon

In the other peaks jut out of thick morning fog

In one paved roads snake through the busy city

In the other gravel crunches under my shoes


She came long ago

Leaving one world behind for another

She set foot in strange soil

Tears still stained her face


He came long ago

Ambitious and ready to see the new world

He too left that old world

Excited to discover a new one


Two worlds

One holds my home

The other has the love of family

One is prospering

The other breeds poverty


I am from both worlds

I am from bold and silent mountains

And bright city lights

I am from a country rich in tradition

And a country that gave me a chance


I am a part of a village nestled in the hills

I am part of a city perched on the shore

The Atlantic and the Pacific


Torn between two worlds

Two worlds close to me

Two worlds a part of me

9 thoughts on “Two Worlds

  1. Great Work AarjuI love the last two lines

    “Two worlds close to me
    Two worlds a part of me.”

    But, I also think that you should add some musical sensation to your creation by adding some rhyming words.
    keep writing. I would like to read from you more. 🙂

  2. Nice poetic expression. You have portrayed contradicting dual characters living in two different worlds using interesting symbols for illustration and this shows you have a good potential as a Poet. Keep it up.

  3. Nice discriptive poem – torn between two different worlds.

    If you are editing your poem, I would advise you to go for some words that would rhyme so that it will have some musical/sound effect to your feelings (in this kind of free verse too). Any way, keep writing.

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