M.D Dinesh Nair

Veteran Poet - 1,834 Points (Thrissur)

I Want My Yesterdays Back - Poem by M.D Dinesh Nair

I want my yesterdays back
They were bubble like
And they broke before
I were to hold them like a child.
Did I live its season to my full?
Those days had the flicker of the Venus.

I thought they would last for sometime.
My yesterdays were like ice-cream
That melted in my cup
Before I could taste it.

I want my yesterdays back
Those days I could taste the flavour
Of my mother`s breast milk
And I dreamed I would taste
That sweet drink for some years.
But she left me leaving my tongue dry for ever.

My past was launched like a rocket
Unto the skies of my present
That doesn`t compromise much.
In the corridors of the ghostly edifice
Sans a floor and a chamber
I long to have my yesterdays.

In that Utopia let me crawl and fall,
I want my yesterdays back.


Comments about I Want My Yesterdays Back by M.D Dinesh Nair

  • (3/8/2014 6:45:00 AM)

    one could have almost every thing in the world back except precious yesterdays...a beautiful poem (Report)Reply

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  • Hazel Durham (2/21/2014 5:18:00 PM)

    Yesterdays of moments in time that will last forever, if only we could go back and relive knowing what we have been given is so special!
    I love this evocative and such a beautiful write!
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  • Shahzia Batool (2/21/2014 10:36:00 AM)

    a universal write up, an arresting title! (Report)Reply

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  • Rajesh Thankappan (2/11/2014 9:36:00 AM)

    Yesterday always seems a fleeting moment, especially the childhood days, since we were then not well equipped with the intellectual insight we have now acquired over years. Moreover, when we live a carefree life, time seem to sky-rocket with great velocity. Loved reading it. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajesh Thankappan (2/11/2014 9:33:00 AM)

    Yesterday always seem a fleeting moment, especially the childhood days, since we were then not well equipped with the intellectual insight we have now acquired over years. Moreover, when we live a carefree life, time seem to sky-rocket with great velocity. Loved reading it. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/9/2014 3:55:00 AM)

    Your yesterdays have given you the talent to write an original poem like this one, very nice to read...regards (Report)Reply

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  • (2/6/2014 11:18:00 AM)

    While the days go by, never again the same of sunrise, sunset, sweet day of summer, youth, of love and truth
    remain with us though we hunger for them very desperately.........very well composed sir..........
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  • Om Chawla (2/4/2014 8:48:00 AM)

    Longing for yesteryears, which cannot be relived which we all yearn for at some point of time, very nicely expressed.
    Reference to loss of mother in early childhood is indeed poignant.
    Thanks for share.
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  • Valerie Dohren (2/2/2014 9:07:00 AM)

    I think most of us feel like this as we get older - we yearn for our lost youth and for all those experiences which become just memories. A very thoughtful poem, full of longing. (Report)Reply

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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (2/1/2014 9:02:00 AM)

    Yesterdays - fallen petals
    Today the dew is fresh
    Tomorrows - mysteries to unravel
    Beyond, why should we rush..?

    Even as we sit on an arm chair of memories, the sands are running out and I guess it is imp that we pay due attention to this living moment too. Good poem, took me back in time......
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (1/31/2014 8:36:00 PM)

    There is only one yesterday and even that we cannot get it back. Let alone yesterday of yesterday of yesterday...I can understand how much one misses mother. Thank you for sharing the feelings. (Report)Reply

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  • Dinesh Nair (1/31/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    Thank you all my friends for your comments...
    In my time machine I cannot travel to my yesterdays and the flight would, if it were ever to be there, be with a higher purpose to serve I think.
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  • Kavya . (1/31/2014 12:31:00 AM)

    a v nice write Sir...yes we al are longing for yesterdays.........but I feel Geetha has rightly pointed out that even today is going to be an yesterday few years later........so I feel the time is still on for us, enjoy and live life to the fullest and do whatever you could not do or wanted to do, so that there is no guilt or repentance later when we sit back and think of our past..........
    you have penned this poem very beautifully...........the ice cream para is v captivating
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  • Valsa George (1/30/2014 11:20:00 PM)

    My yesterdays were like ice-cream
    That melted in my cup
    Before I could taste it.

    Beautiful analogy! The longing of one who lost his mother at an early age and thereby lost the bliss of childhood! !
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  • Geetha Jayakumar (1/30/2014 9:41:00 AM)

    Sir, Just to remind you, your time machine is reversing back to yesterday... (Report)Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (1/30/2014 9:40:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Can anyone bring yesterday back. Even today is going to be the yesterday after years later. Some memories are so fresh like ice cream, we can still relish it thinking of those, though it was melted at that time. Even today is going to be the memories for tomorrow. Though we are busy with other works, something which bring happiness on our way, may last like a bubble only. But these bubble like memories will long laster. You have penned it very well. Loved reading it. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 30, 2014


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