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Why Have You Left Me?

Once there was spring all around
With plants and blooms in shade and scent abound
Butterflies from here and there and places unseen
Flitted back and forth in colorful sheen

Birds sang tuneful songs of contentment
Squirrels and bunnies hopped in spirits buoyant
But all along now I see trees, leafless and bare
Nakedly shivering in winter’s chilly air

Even when the Earth adorns in full glory
Here I bide alone, so dull and dreary
Oh! Dear! Why have you hurriedly left me?
Was it to make me drift aimless in this turbulent sea?

We were once a happy pair of doves
Seeking warmth under each other’s wings
By sundown, we flew to our evening nest
Under temple spires, we sought easeful rest

We walked the meadows, gathering spring flowers
We roamed aimless through ocean strands
We watched life’s ceaseless ebb and flow
We waited eager to grab life’s evanescent glow

We knew sorrow’s depth and worth
Each morn, for us, was love’s rebirth
We walked close to paths supernal
And lived ever in love eternal

Now I have lost the rhyme n’ rhythm of life
I see the world around with sorrows rife
I am a broken reed far beyond repair
With no songs to be played now or ever

Once we danced to the rising and lilting measure
Each synchronized step, we took with such pleasure
Oh! I hear from far, your anklets rhyme and chime
They ring in my ears through the time

Each wayside flower to me recalls your lovelorn face
The wind swayed lilacs reflect your grace
Deep in silent night the odor of your flowing hair
Comes wafting, and for a while, I feel you near

A boundless emptiness often fills my space
The question –‘What next’ stares at my face
Yet never shall I yield, but shall bravely sail
Hoping, we together shall meet at the Golden Dale


Submitted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013


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  • Heather Wilkins (8/23/2013 8:45:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem the last two stanzas are a perfect ending to the poem. excellent writing

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  • Bri Edwards (5/10/2013 2:01:00 PM)

    i agree the 'note' is appreciated (though not needed for my enjoyment) and the whole poem is a pleasure to read. i especially enjoy that you use rhymes. i put the poem and you in my 'lists'. someday when i 'have more time' or just am unable to spend my time differently i hope i will be able to look into my 'lists' and enjoy more poems by you and others. you did not answer my previously asked question what kind of professor are you? , but that's ok. thanks for sharing. bri

  • Neela Nath (4/20/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    I heard the pain.It is very tough to stay away from dear one.Superb!

  • Diane Hine (4/19/2013 8:12:00 PM)

    We need love in our lives to appreciate the beauty of nature. Gorgeous poem, I especially liked the eighth stanza.
    (So glad you included the note) .

  • Kee Thampi (4/19/2013 10:14:00 AM)

    A boundless emptiness often fills my space
    The question –‘What next’ stares at my face
    deduce to be with lonelyness

  • David Wood (4/19/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    A beautifully crafted poem that although sad was a joy to read. Well done.

  • R.k Das (4/19/2013 12:32:00 AM)

    reads like a ballad that tells a story, it has great flow and pastoral scene and scent.thanx

  • Unwritten Soul (4/18/2013 10:33:00 PM)

    Great storyline with insightful plot, with rhymes, it just stun every mind who captures this melody with words_Soul

  • Doug Bentley (4/18/2013 10:22:00 PM)

    songs of innocence, rainbows. songs of experience, rain clouds. wonder becomes ponder. you've woven all these together with masterful craft. thank you for these tears.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (4/18/2013 11:52:00 AM)

    An exquisite poem rendered with such excellence, though fanciful and fictitious is very stimulating, ! The poem held me spell bound with its musical flow rhyme and rhythm.Simply great, Valsa!

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