Rigzin Namgyal

Rookie - 291 Points (9 may / India)

Long Ago - Poem by Rigzin Namgyal

in your light I learnt how to love
in your beauty how to make poems
you danced inside my chest
where no one saw you
but sometimes I did
and that sight became this art
- Rumi

long ago I was free
today I am free but chained to your thoughts
long ago I was a normal being
today I am but slowly going insane
long ago I was happy in sunrise of my tomorrows
today I am happy but in the yesterday of my happiness
long ago I breathed in happiness
today I breathe but in the heartbeat of our memories
long ago I nurtured a dream
today I nurture but the flowers around the tomb of our dreams
long ago I was blinded in love
today I am blinded but only by tears
long ago I feared I would die if I didn't had you
today half of me is dead and death seems inferior
long ago I missed you as a person
today I miss that person I thought you were...
long ago only sticks, stones and words did hurt
today your silence is tearing me apart
long ago you were the light of my life
today the light of my life is fading with your light
long ago I encountered love, the moment I found your love
today love is but just a meaningless word
long ago my heart was a prairie teeming with life
today it is but a ghost town haunted by your memories
long ago you told me a beautiful lie
today I am content in all those beautiful lies
long ago you were the dancing letters of my page
today you are but a beautiful page of my past
long ago I sank myself in your jokes and laughter
today I am drowning but in the shrieks of your silence
long ago I wanted to live forever
today I exist but feel cursed with longevity

Topic(s) of this poem: dark, despair, grief , memory

Comments about Long Ago by Rigzin Namgyal

  • Patricia Grantham (10/5/2013 10:57:00 PM)

    Love changes just like the weather. From hot to cold, calm to windy
    and water to ice. We have to adjust to it and not it to us. I have a poem
    titled Love Seesaw and If We Ever Meet Again. Please take a look when
    you get a chance. Nice.
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  • Romeo Della Valle (7/30/2013 5:23:00 PM)

    My dear friend, I wish you would continue sharing your talented works with the Poetry World! One thing for sure, your talent is obvious and you should continue to share it with the rest of the World! I would be more than glad read them and honestly comment on them! Keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo, New York City (Report) Reply

  • Hunter Hunters (10/18/2012 6:34:00 AM)

    Ragzin, i share your pain as u write this emotional poem, i wish u can see that person in paradise (Report) Reply

  • Hezekiah Toheeb Tiamiyu (10/13/2012 12:26:00 PM)

    Okay, ... Wont comment cuz i'm jealous of dis write, its just, ....beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/11/2012 11:37:00 PM)

    in your beauty how to make poems.. yes it is god gift.. comes of your own.. nice poem...10 (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (10/10/2012 9:23:00 PM)

    Heartfelt! A very deep and touching write that clearly shows your great feelings for someone that awoke your soul and left long ago but stayed stamped vividly in your heart and mind! I can deeply feel your emotions and sadness for I when through that specific situation long ago! It is like the wind that left long ago and still we can hear its echo loudly! A well penned write that clearly shows your talent and potential n the Poetry World! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo-New York City http: //www.romeodellavalle.com (Report) Reply

  • Indranil Bhaduri (10/10/2012 12:04:00 PM)

    A fantastic work of expressions, past and present, from the heart. The pain can be felt within. Wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (10/10/2012 10:55:00 AM)

    Beautiful write, very good expression of feelings. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (10/10/2012 7:32:00 AM)

    Deep and intense emotions with a shocking sadness that enfolds! Brilliant write! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (10/10/2012 6:52:00 AM)

    Huh! A long sigh I heaved. really, love in past, now and what will be in future nobody knows.But, love does not lose its way ever. Sometimes it has to hide its flow.Love does n't have speed like fast or slow.Great! (Report) Reply

  • Shivani Gupta (10/10/2012 6:34:00 AM)

    nice poem...! I Its laden with pain, emotions..you've articulated your feelings nicely..keep wriring! (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (10/10/2012 5:16:00 AM)

    This poem is laden with emotion. It looks like 'paradise Lost'. Good poem, I like it (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2012 6:03:00 AM)

    A poem with full of imagery and diction, its awesome way of expressing the pain of the past and experience we get from it. keep on writing and i would like read more of your poems.. (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2012 1:48:00 PM)

    Love is a tough adversary... as you so well express... Twrry (Report) Reply

  • Dechen Doma Sherpa (9/26/2012 11:20:00 AM)

    A passionate poem, tale of a soul lost between the memories and the realities. what happened was long ago but the passion still burns the heart of the lover. Emotions beautifully depicted (Report) Reply

  • Mifa Adejumo (9/26/2012 11:18:00 AM)

    nostalgic...nice read. keep writing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, May 4, 2015

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