Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

(b) 30 (Pain/Longing) The Raging Fire - Poem by Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

Your memory is like bellowing smoke from a raging fire
The heat still scalds me
The smoke hits me in the eye
The groans of my want drown in the whirlpool of my tears
Somebody lets out a wailing cry
Was it I?
I am sinking into the cupping kiss
My lips spit out in disgust
What a lie....what a lie!
My lament rises over the mountains, over the seas
Why? Even God should be able to hear me.
From You, The gods arose
From Your touch, thousands of streams shivered and moaned
From Your eyes, moonlight glows
From Your breath, all the roses wilted in shame
From Your kiss, molten lava flows
From Your embrace, forests were set aflame
From Your smile, peacocks broke into a dance
From Your laughter, bells forgot to tinkle
From Your glance, beings went into a trance
You could not be mine
And you left behind
A living corpse
On whom flies and maggots claim
Their rightful share
My dreaded remains shrivel to see
You flowering in love's ocean
Your singing surging the waves
Your contented eyes from nightlong embrace mocking me
Your happiness piercing me like a sting ray
And I burn, And I burn
And I become the raging fire

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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