Rigzin Namgyal

(9 may / India)

long ago


in your light i learnt how to love
in your beauty how to make poems
you danced inside my chest
where no one saw you
but sometimes I did
and that sight became this art
- Jalaluddin Rumi


..long ago i was free...
..today i m free but chained to your thoughts...
..long ago i was a normal being...
..today i am but slowly going insane...
..long ago i was happy in sunrise of my tomorrows...
..today i am happy but in the yesterday of my happiness...
..long ago i breathed in happiness...
..today i breathe but in the heartbeat of our memories...
..long ago i nurtured a dream..
..today i nurture but the flowers around the tomb of our dreams...
.. long ago i was blinded in love...
...today i am blinded but only by tears...
...long ago i feared i would die if i didn't had ' you '...
...today half of me is dead and ' death ' seems ' inferior '...
...long ago i missed you as a person...
...today i miss that person i ' thought ' u were...
...long ago only sticks, stones and words did hurt...
...today your ' silence ' is tearing me apart...
..long ago you were the light of my life...
..today the light of my life is fading with your light...
...long ago i encountered love, the moment i found your love..
..today love is but just a meaningless ' word '...
..long ago my heart was a prairie teeming with life..
..today it is but a ghost town haunted by your memories...
..long ago you told me a beautiful lie...
..today i am content in all those beautiful lies...
..long ago you were the dancing letters of my page...
...today you are but a beautiful page of my past...
...long ago i sank myself in your jokes and laughter...
..today i am drowning but in the shrieks of your ' silence '...
..long ago i wanted to live forever...
..today i exist but feel cursed with longevity...: (: (

Submitted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Edited: Saturday, October 06, 2012

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  • Patricia Grantham (10/5/2013 10:57:00 PM)

    Love changes just like the weather. From hot to cold, calm to windy
    and water to ice. We have to adjust to it and not it to us. I have a poem
    titled Love Seesaw and If We Ever Meet Again. Please take a look when
    you get a chance. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (7/30/2013 5:23:00 PM)

    My dear friend, I wish you would continue sharing your talented works with the Poetry World! One thing for sure, your talent is obvious and you should continue to share it with the rest of the World! I would be more than glad read them and honestly comment on them! Keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo, New York City (Report) Reply

  • Hunter Hunters (10/18/2012 6:34:00 AM)

    Ragzin, i share your pain as u write this emotional poem, i wish u can see that person in paradise (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (10/10/2012 9:23:00 PM)

    Heartfelt! A very deep and touching write that clearly shows your great feelings for someone that awoke your soul and left long ago but stayed stamped vividly in your heart and mind! I can deeply feel your emotions and sadness for I when through that specific situation long ago! It is like the wind that left long ago and still we can hear its echo loudly! A well penned write that clearly shows your talent and potential n the Poetry World! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo-New York City http: //www.romeodellavalle.com (Report) Reply

  • Indranil Bhaduri (10/10/2012 12:04:00 PM)

    A fantastic work of expressions, past and present, from the heart. The pain can be felt within. Wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (10/10/2012 6:52:00 AM)

    Huh! A long sigh I heaved. really, love in past, now and what will be in future nobody knows.But, love does not lose its way ever. Sometimes it has to hide its flow.Love does n't have speed like fast or slow.Great! (Report) Reply

  • Shivani Gupta (10/10/2012 6:34:00 AM)

    nice poem...! I Its laden with pain, emotions..you've articulated your feelings nicely..keep wriring! (Report) Reply

  • Za Thinley Gytso (10/5/2012 6:03:00 AM)

    A poem with full of imagery and diction, its awesome way of expressing the pain of the past and experience we get from it. keep on writing and i would like read more of your poems.. (Report) Reply

  • Dechen Doma Sherpa (9/26/2012 11:20:00 AM)

    A passionate poem, tale of a soul lost between the memories and the realities. what happened was long ago but the passion still burns the heart of the lover. Emotions beautifully depicted (Report) Reply

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