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Amitava Sur

(20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

In the pyre

The day I missed your presence from this earth
Since then I remain - as my clone without heart.
My dream my anger my joy and my desire-
They all went along with you-in that fiery blazing pyre.

I am a pauper now amongst the paupers galore
Sailing in a mast less boat, finding no shore.
The only possession what I had within
They also were oozing drop by drop -
The tears from my eyes,
I tried my best to behold them by clasping
And closing my eyes,
But they didn't listen at all and all flew out.

I'm truly a pauper now -
with no tear no near and dear.
O' Lord What you handed me once-
A handful of love, peace and romance.
Took it back all at a time
Suddenly in a glance.

I don't know what You get -
By paining and bashing thus.
I even don't know what You do next
With a destitute like this.

Amit ava (27.9.2013)

Submitted: Friday, September 27, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

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  • Roseann Shawiak (4/1/2014 12:14:00 PM)

    Very poignant, intense anger at God for taking the heart and soul of your life.
    Your words, 'The only possession that I had within were oozing, drop by drop
    in tears from my eyes. I tried my best to hold them by clasping and closing my
    eyes. Those words resonated, hitting my mind and heart forcibly with major
    feelings and emotion. Wow! they stunned me with their meaning, brilliant and
    intensely, making me cry for you and your broken heart, Amitava. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/29/2013 7:08:00 AM)

    A very moving write! Is it just a figment of your imagination or a tale of agony at the loss of a dear one? If it is real, believe that time will heal every wound! (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (9/27/2013 7:56:00 PM)

    Sounds like the death of a love one. It will take sometime for
    a grieving heart to mend. a very poignant write my friend.
    things will get better soon. Have faith. (Report) Reply

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