Rekha Mandagere

Love Departed - Poem by Rekha Mandagere

Freshness of love made me lively
To give up the life of solitude boldly
Year after year we loved happily
Hand in hand ever walked closely

Shockingly arose a whirlpool of strangers
Who wished to measure the worth of lovers.
I spiritedly climbed the hill in a second
And swam with the tides to far beyond

They uttered in chorus Great! Great!
But the final test to win was already set
Plucking away my root was only their trial
Implanting New Belief was their word final

Hearing that terrific crime I was taken aback
Inner voice cautioned me never look back!

Comments about Love Departed by Rekha Mandagere

  • Gold Star - 19,136 Points Amitava Sur (3/22/2015 10:46:00 PM)

    Very nice penning, in fact true love is always threatened, it is envied mostly. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,120 Points Heather Wilkins (7/21/2013 8:43:00 PM)

    if love departs it has grown cold. nice write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,202 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/17/2013 11:56:00 AM)

    A note by the poet may clear the confusion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Priya Gupta (1/13/2012 6:48:00 AM)

    awesome... loved it.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 103 Points Neetha Sasidharan (12/31/2011 10:08:00 PM)

    dat's true, there r always black hands to tear apart lovers.
    but d way ur fought was grt....
    nice rhyming set... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,669 Points Elena Sandu (9/12/2011 3:02:00 AM)

    An interesting poem dear friend, I try to read it again and again, am not very sure to understand the end. To me it sounded like such a happy time you had with your loved one than others came admired you and wanted to add beside that sweet love, something that made you run and cry..
    I seem to feel quite strange the lines:
    They uttered in chorus Great! Great!
    But the final test to win was already set
    Plucking away my root was only their trial
    Implanting New Belief was their word final

    to me, sounds like a scene the from a tv does let you think that you have the chance of a choice, than takes from you with the both hands.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Louis Cecile (7/18/2011 12:45:00 PM)

    This may be an earlier poem, but I feel it is wanting to expand more. The flow is fine, but I am sure there is more expression for what is a hard subject. Good work though. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Alto Thomas, Jr. (6/24/2011 5:28:00 PM)

    An interesting theme.Directed and unwavering. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,100 Points Antonio Liao (4/20/2011 12:21:00 AM)

    Great and admirable desire...mindset that focus the emotional challenge of
    reality of what is in the present and visible...thank you for the sharing and God bless.... God bless a 10 +++++ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 46,883 Points Edward Kofi Louis (3/18/2011 9:09:00 AM)

    Great piece of work; and this is part of the experiences of love. But, we have to keep the fire burning always; no matter how hard it is. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    E.K.L. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,497 Points Unwritten Soul (3/17/2011 12:00:00 PM)

    Love always like a flower, it freshen by water, supply a support...when no support the flower will dry and fall, the love is gone...but for love to God will always make u strong..
    As you said never look back, is really true for all things because we cant move forward if we stay in the past...we need to move on. A child maybe innocent but innocent doesnt mean ignorant, still life is full of colorants...just how we use and see it...Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Adi Cox (3/17/2011 4:10:00 AM)

    I felt that this poem had depth to it when I read it. Like you are dealing with change in your life. The words 'Do not look back' struck a chord with me. I often say something similar to myself: 'Don't look back, there is nothing there for you.' An enjoyable poem to read with a depth of feeling to it.10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie SOMNATH VERMA (3/17/2011 2:21:00 AM)

    very beautiful lines..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Louis Cecile (3/16/2011 4:24:00 PM)

    Great style developing in your poems. To express themes simply and make one think t the same time. The last line is particularly strong in summarizing the poem and how to react. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,134 Points Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (3/15/2011 3:15:00 AM)

    Plucking away my root was only their trial
    a sharp line, you only could write. visit my blog: (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vinod Kumar (3/15/2011 2:29:00 AM)

    Review of a highly experienced Track and field, appreciated, , , Nice (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,776 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (3/14/2011 8:49:00 AM)

    they can never implant a new belief on you as long as your roots are sturdy.write more. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 607 Points Rekha Mandagere (3/14/2011 2:40:00 AM)

    You have a new comment about your poem: LOVE DEPARTED

    Very nicely written, I love the subject you took. Great expression and wording. If love departs you can only hope you never look back.10 plus
    -------- (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Cristina Teodor (3/10/2011 1:04:00 AM)

    No one can 'pluck away'your beliefs, solution is only to listen your 'inner voice' and 'never look back'.An awesome poem about power of your beliefs and the fight to keep it alive..Cristina Teodor (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 167 Points Yoonoos Peerbocus (3/9/2011 11:20:00 PM)

    the end rhyme intensifies the theme/fine (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 6, 2011

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