This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 10; the tenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.


He stood there in the shadows, hidden away from all
Time stood still, with a bruised knee, he hid in the dark.
And as light of the day faded, silence echoed in the night.
You’d hear no soul, except hushed beats of a scared heart

His heart nursed a fear that his mind was aware of,
But he fought with that and stood his ground.
He wiped that stream of sweat with his dirty hands,
But he made no sound lest he would be found.

With each beat of footsteps he heard them coming for him.
He prayed to the almighty like he had done never before.
But nobody knew where he had hid himself that night.
And that was exactly what he had hoped fervently for.

He stood there motionless, while time flew by.
They hadn’t found him yet, that gave him immense joy.
He couldn’t afford to be found, not this time atleast.
There was a lot at stake, it was part of a ploy.

And then at last, his stiff, hidden body relaxed,
He sighed relief and rubbed his knee he had scraped.
He heard faint cries of “You’re it!” from his friends far away,
And ran to them with a smile, proud of having escaped.


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35 responses to “Escape

  1. sounds like a true story. it was a great escape indeed.

    Sureindran R. – Escape

    • Sudhakar

      Nah Sureindran. Pure fiction. But perhaps something we would have done during our childhood. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting.

  2. Great escape…liked the poem..

    All the best for BAT 10

  3. I never faced this escape… always became the it πŸ˜€
    wonderfully written and told πŸ™‚

  4. Was caught off guard by the ending…well done.

  5. Escape. Escape. Yes, a great escape! πŸ˜› All the best for BAT 10.

    PS: Visit

  6. Leo

    very lovely poetry! πŸ™‚


  7. marvel…
    quite intriguing in parts….
    gud work…

  8. Lovely poem. Nice use of words but I thought it did not have any specific meaning. But after seeing your explanation in one of the comments, I really liked it all the more better. Nice way of describing this innocent experience each and every one of us would have had in our childhood.
    Best of luck for the Blog-a-ton. Would like to vote for you but already 5-6 great posts in my mind. Going to be a tough choice.

    • Sudhakar

      Thanks. Glad you liked it. It was my intention to keep it abstract. Hey, and its perfectly ok if you don’t vote. πŸ˜€ Just here to participate man. πŸ™‚

  9. A game of “Hide and Seek”, huh? Nice and refreshing take on the topic. πŸ™‚
    It got me nostalgic. 😦

  10. Nice escape that was πŸ™‚

  11. I read your poem twice to get the beauty of it seep through. Very nice, Best wishes for BAT10

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  13. nice, crisp and flowing…verses.
    The central idea is captured well.

  14. Karan

    nicely written

  15. Dude, first of all, the anonymous poem about idli vada sambar was lovely. Hope you are that anonymous. πŸ˜€ It’s superb man. πŸ˜‰

    Coming to escape, you couldn’t have done a better job at it. It’s splendid. The last paragraph made me smile. Such wonderful days they were, and escaping was fun. Not anymore, isn’t it?
    Too good, Sudhi. πŸ™‚

    • Sudhakar

      Thanks Karthik. Must say, you are the first person to comment on that anonymous poem man. If you really liked it, then yeah, of course it was me. If you didn’t, then I don’t know who could’ve written something like that. πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked this ‘Escape’ man. Thanks a ton. πŸ˜€

  16. Sorry dint understand in the first go but after seeing the comments, I re-read. Must say that I loved it. Such a different take on this topic. Reminds me of those childhood days. Good one πŸ™‚

  17. Haha! I absolutely love this one! πŸ˜€
    Very different take on ‘escape’. I thought he was an escaped convict, but he was just a little boy playing eye-spy!
    Best of Luck for BAT!

  18. Hey Sudhakar, wonderful read.. Just loved that innocent twist in the end.. It totally changed the picture I was drawing in the mind – from gory to cheerful. Jus love how words cn create magic in d mind.
    Welcome to Blog-a-Ton and keep enriching it with ur participation πŸ™‚

    • Sudhakar

      Thanks Vipul. Loved to be part of BAT10. Will also be part of all further BATs. You are doing a great job hosting this. Awesome.

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