Om Chawla

Bronze Star - 2,339 Points (India)

An Echo From The Bygone Past - Poem by Om Chawla

An age has gone by
Since we first met;
Sound of your heart beats
Still rings in my head.
At this chilly age
In these chillier years;
Memories of the past
Are the cherished treasures.
Defiant was the youth;
Fanciful were the years.
Audacious youth had no fears.
Conventions it could tear asunder;
Yet you did not dare.
Choosing to defy your heart's desire
Sought solace in arms stranger.
Now when I see you in waning years;
Smugly content, no trace of despair.
Yet seeing you after many a years,
Violently throbbed my banished heart:
Sound of your heart beats I did hear,
Or was it an echo of the bygone past.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is inspired by a couplet from Urdu poet Jigar Moradabadi which reads: 'Mudat hui ik hadsa-e-ishq ko lekin,
Abb tak hai tere dil ke dhadkne ki sada yaad'
Which means; 'An age has gone by since the accident of love[fell in love]; Still the sound of your heart beats reverberates.'

Comments about An Echo From The Bygone Past by Om Chawla

  • Valsa George (8/31/2015 4:52:00 AM)

    A poem of longing and regret. Regret at what is being lost and longing for the days of exuberant youth when heart used to be tickled by love and romance! In the chilly age, memories are our pals! Lovely write! A 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Dinesh Nair (2/1/2014 10:16:00 AM)

    A saga of life in its true colours and there is nothing but the brutal reality you are throwing light at sir. A fine poem and here goes my 10 marks for you.... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 30, 2014

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