Ali Rahimi


Return Of The Salad Days - Poem by Ali Rahimi

What happened to your salad days?
We look back at our lives,
We live in the past,
We look at the mirror,
Our faces the mysterious museum of last encounters,
We go down the memory road,
The path of desires, hearts and minds,
Of shames, remorse, betrayal and guilt,
Of laughters, love, songs and cries,
Of rawness, and spiciness,
We suppress the shame, we shall survive,
Days of hot kisses, magnetic hugs, devilish touches,
Of beloved’s stories, secrets and scandals,
We want to reminisce on the importance of growing up,
To indulge in the joyful recollections of the past,
To remember the good old days,
Return of the salad days,
Return of the salad days,
Return of the salad days,
The sweet milky moments,
Days of lust, zeal, and fun,
Lush moments of bless, flesh, blood and fire,
And we want to forget bad days,
Remove past wrongs from our memories,
Yes, I have made inks out of your tears,
Music out of your laughters,
Water of life out of your kisses,
Fire of hope out of your fever,
Books of wisdom out of your words,
Elixir of youth out of your eyes,
A healing lotion out of your sweat,
Let’s swim in the river of Lethe,
Me mnesikakein, forgetfulness and amnesty,
Let’s take the path of music, passion and pillow,
We are song worthy, love worthy, and kiss worthy,
Not shame worthy, not pain worthy and not hate worthy,
Salad days shall return,
Return of the salad days...

Topic(s) of this poem: forgiving, love, love and life, love and loss, memories, passion, past, youth


Comments about Return Of The Salad Days by Ali Rahimi

  • (7/18/2016 5:07:00 AM)


    Ali, this is a beautiful poem which is so easy to relate to. (Report) Reply

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  • Rahman Henry (10/29/2015 5:07:00 AM)


    Well composed, wonderful poem.... (Report) Reply

  • (5/22/2015 10:33:00 PM)


    So nostalgic and a wonderful poem ever I read in the several past years. Thank you Ali. A. Jamali (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (3/31/2015 12:47:00 AM)


    Wow a poem rich in muses and depiction and relatable in a wonderful way that poetically touches on real life matters. Kudos for managing an epic . Pls do review my latest poem too titled mother natures ....... (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 2:00:00 PM)


    A wonderful poem, Ali. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 30, 2015


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