anasuya balla

If It Is Not Really You - Poem by anasuya balla

Isn’t it sad that antiseptic words
(Words that smile slightly, even)
Can become all that is left
(As a jaded memory: maybe?)
of something
That was everything it was
before it really was

I miss septic wounds
That scarred and scared
Of lovers tiffs
That was not really justified there
I miss the tears that wiped the wounds
They say salt has its magic
Perhaps – but will it do?

Come back I could say
If words were mine
But words and wounds have
an action benign.
I could say come back
But what good would it do?
What good if its not really you?

Comments about If It Is Not Really You by anasuya balla

  • (9/19/2005 9:48:00 AM)

    This poem has so much more depth than the usual poem I read here about lost love. Your first stanza is absolutely wonderful...and you developed the thought quite well. You are a true poet!

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  • (9/15/2005 10:37:00 AM)

    Very nice Anasuya. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • Theorem Thetruthserum (9/15/2005 9:46:00 AM)

    Great poem...I loved it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 15, 2005

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