Before You Returned
Before You Returned
Who peeps into through the broken windows?
Who faltering advances adorning lamps of tears?
Whose lashes luster with the gleamy glassy pearls?
Who pants lying prostrate at the sill of the door?
Isn’t he the same partner, companion who scorned,
And falsely vowed thousand of times to be faithful?
Ah! One day he shattered the palace of my dreams,
Went away leaving behind in the furnace of pangs.
I tried hard to wash, erase the prints of memories,
And wished to see the deserted garden in spring tide,
To extinguished bonfire of the tormenting memories,
And illuminate the lamps in the darkness of chaos.
The lamp of conscience still burns waiting since long,
Makes me feel the desertedness of the valley of heart,
The knocks of hostile yet sweet memories, oh! Friend,
Tormented, raked my injuries before you returned.
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Comments about this poem (Before You Returned by Shahida Latif )
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
James Weldon Johnson
- Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
- Daffodils, William Wordsworth
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- Alone And Drinking Under The Moon, Li Po
- Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
- Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
- Dreams, Langston Hughes
- A Visit from St. Nicholas, Clement Clarke Moore
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
Poem of the Day
- Decision, Michelle Dragonfly
- Plural Happiness, David Rivard
- Wild Love, Courage Ghandih
- To The Dead, Leong Ming Loong
- I am here and still, gajanan mishra
- chickens in the yard eating craklin brea.., Bull Hawking
- Reign of Fire, Bhaskar Rabha
- I've got a mind full of you, Bull Hawking
- Culp's Hill, John F. McCullagh
- A Rockstar Came Travelling, Richard Whiting