Deep Paul

Veteran Poet - 1,264 Points (Kerala, South India)

Memories - Poem by Deep Paul

Sitting alone in my ill lit room
I was pondering over my crazy thoughts
Everything around felt null and void
Except the distant growling of a hungry street dog.

It made me think of something
Something, I had forgotten a long way back
Memories came flooding into my mind
Suddenly! everything around brightened up.

Memories! Oh some are sweet, some bitter
And some are of a blunt taste no man can ever define
Slowly, poking in to the dusty cellars of past
I tried to figure it out and savor its taste

I swear that I had got it right
Now, This was it! memories of my lost dear ones
There arose memories with ugly scars on their beautiful faces
That were buried somewhere in the dark pit of the past.

It seemed once they were fatal wounds that needed suture
But truly! Nothing is fatal for old memories
And they neither have death nor burial
They remain forever, etched in the bottom of the heart

Again loneliness began to conquer my thoughts
And I sat brooding over painful memories
May be the wounds of past can be healed
But what can we do to those scars that remain!

A cool breeze shattered my chain of thoughts
And I was alone, in my cold shabby room
Well, to stop my wandering thoughts, I kept on muttering myself
"Reopening old wounds are painful as well as useless! "

Topic(s) of this poem: memories

Comments about Memories by Deep Paul

  • Bri Edwards (5/26/2018 12:27:00 PM)

    this is the link to this page. i like the title, but i think there will be LOTS of poems on PH which will show up if anyone is looking for yours by searching for Memories. :) bri
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  • Bri Edwards (5/26/2018 12:24:00 PM)

    (cont.) MyPoemList, and i plan to borrow the poem to go into my soon-to-be-announced-to-PH-'friends' June 2018 showcase. i see that some of my 'friends' have already commented on this poem. my usually-monthly showcases have titles which always include the month and year. showcases are treated by PH as a single poem by me, and they appear in my list of PH poems, BUT authors are always named with their poems. if you have questions, please ask me. thanks. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (5/26/2018 12:19:00 PM)

    a favorite line: And some are of a blunt taste no man can ever define ...AND They remain forever, etched in the bottom of the heart..OVERALL i enjoyed the poem, except i'll suggest that in the following line you change are to is: Reopening old wounds are painful as well as useless! . (continued) .. (Report) Reply

  • Nudershada Cabanes (5/26/2018 12:01:00 PM)

    A poignant but beautifully penned poem. Memories haunts us for the rest of our life. Well penned.10 (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (5/17/2018 1:53:00 AM)

    Memories so nicely described, beautiful! (Report) Reply

    Deep Paul (5/17/2018 10:59:00 PM)

    Many thanks for comments

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (5/7/2018 3:58:00 PM)

    A poignant write but with a beautiful thought at the end.
    Very touching. A well executed piece.10
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    Deep Paul (5/8/2018 11:56:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading and comments

  • Lyn Paul (4/13/2018 10:32:00 PM)

    It is normal to rethink old memories as long as they do not linger. Life is to move forward, to see what opens in the new day. (Report) Reply

    Deep Paul (4/24/2018 9:32:00 AM)

    Thankyou Lyn Paul

  • Bipasha D (4/13/2018 2:14:00 PM)

    You have finished the poem beautifully. Thanks for sharing this touching poem. (Report) Reply

    Deep Paul (4/24/2018 9:32:00 AM)

    Thank you for comments

  • Mihaela Pirjol (4/10/2018 3:48:00 AM)

    “Reopening old wounds are painful as well as useless! ” - this is a wise line to finish your poem with! We always have the option to carefully select which memories occupy our minds (which is not as easy as it sounds) , but the thought of it brings a bit of consolation. (Report) Reply

    Deep Paul (4/10/2018 8:26:00 PM)

    Thank you for your time and comments.

  • Geetha Jayakumar (4/3/2018 1:11:00 PM)

    Beautiful yet painful write. Memories tends to be sweet and sour. It depends on what we want to open up. Brooding over the wounds of past is not going to help but always look up each day as fresh day to begin with. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

    Deep Paul (4/7/2018 10:47:00 AM)

    Thanks for the inspiring comments

  • Jazib Kamalvi (3/31/2018 12:13:00 PM)

    Write comment. Great start, Deep. Read my poem, Love and Iust. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (3/30/2018 1:06:00 AM)

    Well, to stop my wandering thoughts, I kept on muttering myself
    “Reopening old wounds are painful as well as useless! ” sssssooooooooo true, my dear oet.... reopening the past wounds does not help in any way...... what i have found is.. whenever those thoughts appear.. just give it to God in prayer and then forget it........ thank u dear for this poem.. and its wisdom.. tony
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  • Vipins Puthooran (12/26/2011 11:19:00 AM)

    Brooding over painful memories/ so poetic! !
    Poignant write! ! !
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 14, 2018

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