gulab khandelwal selected poems

With a familiar smile on your lips,
When in a dark night
‘You come near me
Like a burning candle-stick,
I, like the mile-stone,
Am filled with a rare light,
Being illumined by you.
But a moment later,
When, looking at me indifferently,
‘You proceed further,
Leaving me behind,
I sink in a darkness,
Much deeper than before,
Weeping over my helplessness.