Kavitha Krishnamurthy

Rookie (09 Jan / Chennai)

Lost In The Past

Poem by Kavitha Krishnamurthy

The exuberant creek, the elevated hill
I suddenly felt a chill, in my numb fingers
Making me realize that still some part was alive
Leaving all behind that had once belonged to me
Reaching for something that had never belonged to me until

I set on a sail on my little canoe
Sailing slowing, leaving the sleeping past, into the glorious future
The time then froze, a vague vision flashed of the ghosts of the past
Was it a dream? I was unaware

Crystal clear tears started dripping
Dissolved in the water, the fishes tasted my pain
The sky was now dry, my eyes were now dry
The mountains echoed my sleeping past
The ghost still followed whirling above

The future glimpsed before me, so lush and lavish
With goodness in store, it was a welcome call
But the ghost kept following encumbering me
My canoe got stuck, alas it got stuck in a furious whirlpool

Lost in between, unable to proceed
The ghosts pulled me beneath, engulfing me
The vision of the future slowly disappeared
The frightening laughter filled in the place
Submerging my cry, sinking my future

I was lost in my past
For a long deep sleep
Alas I was once again lost in my past

Comments about Lost In The Past by Kavitha Krishnamurthy

  • Rama Mani (12/19/2007 6:00:00 AM)

    Lost in her self, I came with a renaissance.

    I died in her, where I found the glimpse of immortality,

    She is a mighty, declined to accept the verity,

    Is am I too idealistic, but life has always given me certainty

    Let the mercy fell on you, in adore is eternity.

    Love is immortality(Report)Reply

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  • Tranquil Ocean (6/7/2007 6:08:00 AM)

    I love this, Kavita.....its a different style than your usual....Good to see you experimenting.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 9, 2011