Long Ago Poem by Rigzin Namgyal

Long Ago

Rating: 4.9

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Topic(s) of this poem: dark,despair,grief ,memory
Mifa Adejumo 26 September 2012

nostalgic...nice read. keep writing

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Dechen Doma Sherpa 26 September 2012

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

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Terry O'leary 26 September 2012

Love is a tough adversary... as you so well express... Twrry

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Za Thinley Gytso 05 October 2012

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..

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Babatunde Aremu 10 October 2012

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

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Patricia Grantham 05 October 2013

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 30 July 2013

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

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Hunter Hunters 18 October 2012

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

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Hezekiah Toheeb Tiamiyu 13 October 2012

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

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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 11 October 2012

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

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