A day, I thought
perhaps would suffice
I’d rewind the hands of
Quietly fleeting time.
But can a day ever suffice
The love exchanged in a lifetime?
Alas! Too soon have you left
With a searing pain my heart is cleft.
One half goes with you
As I bid my last adieu.
With the other numbed half
What shall I ever do?
No whispers leave
Your silent lips.
Instead I imagine words,
Your voice trailing me
“Soft, tarry wait awhile.”
Words once uttered tenderly.
Now, instead of my arms
A white shroud hugs
Swathing together both of us.
White colours my void existence
Fill this void, by whispering
My name just once.
Or promise me a rendezvous
Visit me in the darkest nights
When my doomed soul strives
Touch me till I burst into a million stars.
Then, like gusts of winds let your arms
Cradle me into serene somnolence.
Mumtaz N K
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so poignant, so delicate, so beautifully written. Loved it sooo much.
Really loved this line,’Touch me till I burst into a million stars’.
My friend lost her spouse and I saw the deep pain . Thank you Moonmoon Chowdhury.
Very poignant. Beautifully written.
Thank you Gowri Bhargav
Wow ! You mesmerise me everytime 🙂 I was waiting for your piece so eagerly. Its so so beautiful!
Wow.. This is beautiful and poignant. Loved it!
Thank you Jaya and Rianka❤️❤️, guess I was battling with a writer’s block. I’ve written a couple of piecs for entry each time I kept on working and re working.
Poignant! It’s been four years since I lost my dad. I can feel the pain in your poem. I know how it feels to lose someone very close to you! Beautifully written, dear Mumtaz💚💚
How beautiful! Your words pierce right through the heart 💝
Poignant… Wonderful words…
Thank you 💖💖Pooja,Nitika, Sai and Kirti.
What a delicate verse! Perfect words and soulful expressions💚💚
💚😍Thank you Sonali
Beautifully penned dear, just at awe on your writeup.
So touching and poignant
Beautiful lines,💚 with so much to feel. The ending couplet.. “Then, like gusts of winds let your arms
Cradle me into serene somnolence.” shook me from within
Thank you so very much Reshma, Sarita & Debashree. 💚💚💚
This is just so beautifully written
So evocative, such delicate expressions! Loved it.
Thank you Seema & Waqas.
Poignant.Touched the heart.
Thank you Charulata
Poignant and beautifully written
Thank you Natasha.❤️
Amazing. Love the emotion in your words.
Just awesome!, “Other numbed half ” 💚
Thank you Great. S Upase and Anuradha Sayeenathan