Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 22,019 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

In The Pyre - Poem by Amitava Sur

The day I missed your presence from this earth
Since then I remain - as my clone without heart.
My dream my anger my joy and desire-
They all followed you -in that blazing pyre.

Now, I am a pauper only, with a mindless head
Sailing in a mast less boat with no goal no rest,
Do not find any place
with a little peace and solace,

The only possession what I had with me
My tears drops in my eyes,
They also are oozing in drops -
Though, I tried my best to behold.

By clasping and closing my eyes,
I tried to hold them in me,
But they didn't listen at all
And all had flown out.

O' Lord - what you handed me once-
A handful of love, peace and romance.
You took them back all at a time -
Suddenly in a glance.

I'm truly a vagrant pauper now -
With no tear, any near or dear.
Aimlessly I'm wandering, now
Behind an obscure mirage.

I don't know what You get -
By paining and punishing in this way.
I even don't know what You'll do next
With a destitute like me! !

Amitava (27.9.2013)

Topic(s) of this poem: Grief

Comments about In The Pyre by Amitava Sur

  • Kavya . (5/7/2015 3:16:00 AM)

    a touchy write that made my eyes moist, , , it is difficult to accept the harsh fact of losing a loved one as it creates an immediate n sudden vaccuum in our life - Nothing can heal nor can any one replace the loss - but we all have to survive in this cycle of life, it moves on and so do we. (Report) Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (11/10/2014 9:27:00 PM)

    Lost Spouse is no less miserable than lost paradise, a heart touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2014 12:14:00 PM)

    Very poignant, intense anger at God for taking the heart and soul of your life.
    Your words, 'The only possession that I had within were oozing, drop by drop
    in tears from my eyes. I tried my best to hold them by clasping and closing my
    eyes. Those words resonated, hitting my mind and heart forcibly with major
    feelings and emotion. Wow! they stunned me with their meaning, brilliant and
    intensely, making me cry for you and your broken heart, Amitava.
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  • Valsa George (9/29/2013 7:08:00 AM)

    A very moving write! Is it just a figment of your imagination or a tale of agony at the loss of a dear one? If it is real, believe that time will heal every wound! (Report) Reply

  • (9/27/2013 9:38:00 PM)

    Speaking poem..excellent write sir.
    Do read my poems and comment if you find them worth.
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  • Patricia Grantham (9/27/2013 7:56:00 PM)

    Sounds like the death of a love one. It will take sometime for
    a grieving heart to mend. a very poignant write my friend.
    things will get better soon. Have faith.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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