Amitava Sur

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Passage In My Life - Poem by Amitava Sur

Phase 1.
Alone I was at that time, when I arrived in a womb,
Getting mature, as time was passing by –
I had a shape of a human being! !
There, I found myself to be knotted with an umbilical cord,
Being nourished, I was becoming a complete human through it.
One day, in due time, under turbulence and with a pool of blood -
I arrived in this unknown earth, being parted from that cord.

There I found many of them to be around me –
All were loving, helping and teaching me endearingly.
I also could see, enjoy and learn plenty of things.
Life was with so many colors like a rainbow with variety-
Beauty of nature, knowledge, games, joy and peace,
Love and lust also were there, followed by sorrows and pains.

In one sunny morning, I came across a very special person,
In whom I found my pleasure and love with peace and fulfillment.
She too had won my heart right on the spot!
So happily we lead those days fulfilling our desires and dreams.
We two were in a heaven on this earth, our joys knew no bounds! !
Cherishing, exhilarating, they were invigorating too.

But in one dreaded and a stormy night,
All the lights we two did put on, once
Were extinguished and I could not find her anymore,
Putting an end to our playful and such a joyous life.
I was left miserably forlorn again.
Now, I live only with myself, withstanding pricks and burns,
No more do I find any meaning and color in this life.

So distressed that emptiness has filled in this mind
That I do bear a feeling within myself
As if none is poorer than mine.
A bareness is all around me,
This earth seems to be not inhabitable to me
No flower, no butterfly in belly …. a deserted empty mind!

Alone I was at that time and now I am again
Alone and alone only before departing this earth! !
Amit ava (17.3.2015) 7-00 am


Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Passage In My Life by Amitava Sur

  • (8/30/2015 1:30:00 PM)

    Such a heart wrenching poem in the end, Amitava, I found myself crying! You have touched upon the deepest sorrows this life can hold and so emotionally gifted them all with your heartfelt words. All the joy once felt when everyone was alive is now gone, life is like a ghost town that you wander through alone. This is such a poignant poem, it has struck my mind and heart very deeply indeed. You and I have talked so much about these things together, my heart is like yours, we are one in sorrow. Yet we are still living and somehow must make the best of whatever time we have left. Being with our families and friends, giving our love to them, knowing that our passing will have the same devastating effects on them also. Give them memories of joy to hold within their hearts, for the time will come when that is all they will have left of us too. This is the most perfect poem on life that I have read to date. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (4/13/2015 4:04:00 AM)

    The phases of life described in this poem give a practical pose of one's life. (Report) Reply

  • Mihaela Pirjol (3/20/2015 10:24:00 AM)

    This is a heart-warming piece of poetry and many readers can relate to it. You have presented detailed and beautifully the five phases of your life; let us hope that the sixth one will be filled with hope and joy again. Blessings (Report) Reply

  • Josey Alfred (3/20/2015 12:29:00 AM)

    True, bereavement is a reality in our life but may that be an intermission, to an existence by sharing the pain and pleasures of those in real need. The past bliss and sharing of love, of course we can relish in vacant moments of
    Our life. Sir sir well presented. Thanks.
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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/18/2015 11:03:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem with us. But, Sur-ji, no one is alone; so please brave. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/17/2015 1:35:00 AM)

    Sometimes the pain, together with loneliness, become unbearable and the brief interlude of happiness become meaningless. Very emotional poem. I quote: I was left miserably forlorn again / Now, I live only with myself, withstanding pricks and burns. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (3/16/2015 8:59:00 PM)

    This is really a beautiful poem and so filled with good details. From
    conception to birth. Could not have been stated better. Then pain and
    sorrow came and changed it all! Still there is a chance. Very good write.
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/16/2015 5:49:00 PM)

    Things went smoothly through Phase 3 and then happened what should not have happened. Those living must pass through all phases how unbearable some phases may be. Poetry is one resource to express the agony. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (3/16/2015 12:00:00 PM)

    Two women play a very important role in one's life one is the mother and the other is a wife. Having lost one or both creates a vacuum. Being helpless one should try to fill this vacuum as much as it is possible. In another poem Amitava has himself written that he is hopeful of a life in heaven with the lost loved ones. Let this candle of hope fill the vacuum of your life. Amitava it's a heart touching poem..................10 (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (3/16/2015 6:53:00 AM)

    So beautifully expressed. And I felt sadness reading these words. Yet it is time to take a new path.. there is still so much happiness out there for you. Do not think about it and it will knock on your door. Just crank the stereo up and smile and in time your heart will smile. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 13, 2015

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