Ananya Jetley

Rookie (24/09/1990 / Chandigarh)

Love That Was - Poem by Ananya Jetley

I live in this world but wonder in a pause,
I don't know what happened to the love that was...

She lived in me for a long long time,
It was her place which cemented over time,
I do not know what I feel there anymore,
A searing anger or an unrelenting empty hole,
It’s just sometimes my emotions lead to a door,
And makes me think she dwelled in my soul...

I live in this world but wonder in a pause,
I don't know what happened to the love that was...

People tell me to move on in life,
I wonder if they really understand my strife,
My wish to move ahead is as strong as their will,
But the void she left is never going to fill,
I nod my head but cannot explain to them,
True love never dies, it does not relent...

I live in this world but wonder in a pause,
I don't know what happened to the love that was...

I defined love through her, she gave it a meaning,
To thoughts, to actions and the habits that formed,
I do not see anyone else in that light anymore,
My power to dream, my power to love has been robbed,
Coz it’s her face I see when someone mentions love,
It’s her feel I need when the going gets tough...

I live in this world but wonder in a pause,
I don't know what happened to the love that was...

There was a time when I was different,
There was this place when I was carefree,
But this happened and I rounded a bend,
And it defines me now, it’s how I see,
This world, the relations, the here and now,
I wish it to end so I am at peace somehow...

I live in this world but wonder in a pause,
I don't know what happened to the love that was...

I am not the only one who has love and lost,
I will never be the last one spurned in his affections,
But the price I paid and I paid a lot,
Was it really mine to pay, what's the connection?
Dark and gloomy this question will stay,
For I cannot bring back the love which went away...

I live in this world but wonder in a pause,
I don't know what happened to the love that was...


Poet's Notes about The Poem

All of us experience love. Many of us also have experienced pain in it. Just some words to express that...

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013


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