Sunday, 4 January 2015

There is a place in the heart that will never be filled

It is yet another year
So I try to count the losses I bear;
Not of gems and pleasures
But of relations I treasure.

There was a friend,
I loved her dearly
But as time played the role of sand;
And swayed her away from my hand
She is too distant to be anymore,
my gleaming lamp of Aladdin.
As I behold the Bible she gifted
resting on my lap,
I miss the times when she had my back;
Yet I moved on

A girl I met in 8th grade
Fragile and lone she was
Firmly clinging to my Olive leaf
She confided in me through thick and thin.
A swirling roller coaster our friendship was
It went up and down
But came all the way round
As gullible and hateful as she was
The ride came to a halt.
The roller coaster stopped,
But I moved on

My mother’s family is close to my heart
And closest was the man
whom I revered more than my dad.
A man of his words,
he was my guardian angel
He inspired our philosophies of life
But death patronized suffering
And I willed myself to move on

The nonchalant strolls of a charming boy
had secretly made way to my heart
A mere fleeting glance intoxicated every part
of my miserable scarred senses
Babbling gibberish talks all day
I would go mute, cold as clay
on the sight of his distant silhouette
Oh my, how the heart did sway!
But as the bubble of infatuation 
burst out to reality,
I moved on.

And with all these people I leave behind,
a part of me is left behind
And as Charles Bukowski said
"There is a place in the heart that will never be filled"
Thus, I shall move on.


  1. Beautiful poem ! Well done

  2. :'''''D

  3. This is beautifully written. Well done! :)

  4. Ishita! I'm flabbergasted at the moment... I love it. It's just amazing. The format, the words, the comparisons. Wow. It's a perfect piece of writing. I read it twice :)

    1. Oh my God Vani! Your appreciation really means a lot. Thanks :)

  5. I just love the poem! So meaningful and emotional! Great work.

  6. These two lines:

    But as time played the role of sand;
    And swayed her away from my hand..

    wow.. that comparison loved it.