When you left
I gathered broken words and
a dimmed-down heart.
I sat in silence
flooded with those salty words
There was not
a light of hope,
never to think of you
I kept coming back
to that wretched scene
a permanent sunset of your weaknesses.
I felt compelled
to playout my dream
as real as poisoned apples and magic beans.
Ah! where has my heart gone again,
and again and again
A heart that was never your prize.
I trained my heart
to never miss you again, for
you shooed me off even when I tried not to walk away.
The cost of embracing fire
is in being burned
and I’m afraid I may actually never heal.
But I will find folds
to bury this moment
so I may never find it again.
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Vishal Bheeroo says
Broken love, heart-wrenching tale and dim of hope narrated with power and sensitive heart.
Unrequited love hurts like crazy! Your poem is soaked with her tears at his indifference and callous treatment of her feelings. The hurt stays with you forever but you learn to shove it in a deep corner, never to bring it up again, willingly. ‘The heart wants what the heart wants, 🙂 Loved your poem, the last three lines are key to surviving after a breakup.
I doubt you can ever stop missing someone you truly loved even if he broke your heart.
Parul Thakur says
Beautifully written, Shalini and I see so much pain there.
Kala Ravi says
Wow, that was really moving! Beautifully putting across the pain and emotions! Not so easy forgetting the pain of hurt and rejection.
pushpendra dwivedi says
heart touching beautiful lines
Aditi Kaushiva says
Such pain and emotions in those verses! Beautifully put across, esp loved this ‘but i will find folds to bury this moment’
Geethica Mehra says
Beautifully written lines with such deep emotions. We always need to train our heart to not miss someone who is not a part of our life anymore or is not worth remembering.
Sanch @ Sanch Writes says
There is a lot of hurt and pain in this poem Shalini. Nicely done
Ramya Abhinand says
Lovely lines Shalini!!!! Didnt know you had such a beautiful poetic side too 🙂
Why does love hurt so much? Beautifully penned.
SHALINI BAISIWALA says
Love is indeed another word for pain! Expressed so well Shalini!!
Sunita Saldhana says
Beautifully put. Loved the last line.