Friday, June 3, 2011

Loss....

One of my friends recently lost his young wife to cancer. Some of the poems he has written have moved me deeply. Here are two of them. You can read some more at his blog - The Mindful Perceptron.

LOVE ONLY REMAINS

Two glances speak but silence remains 
Two hearts beat but the oneness remains
At marriage it seems, our life did remain
But when life does trip you; what does remain? 
When sorrow strikes, hope does remain
When hope deceives, acceptance remains
When acceptance dawns, no life did remain
When life is gone, memories remain
When memories flow, the fondness remains
Though life is gone, love shall remain
Forever and ever the Love shall remain

(written on their first wedding anniversary)


THE GRAY RAINBOW

Life is a rainbow that ends in gray
Though colourful memories often stay 
All colours come and colours play
But flow away and turn to gray
Pink – The secret blushing when our glances met
Red – The hue of your lips when I heard you speak
Brown- Those diamond eyes that swept me off
Orange - The silent sunset we held our hands
Black – Those twrils of beauty  singing to the breeze
Yellow – Those noisy bus rides
Green - Our lovely garden walks
Purple - Your royal wedding dress  
Violet –   The day of the News
Blue-  Your loud absence
White – The cloth that covered you
Gray – The ashes that you left
Life is a rainbow that ends in gray
Though colourful memories often stay  
All colours come and colours play
But flow away and turn to gray

2 comments:

  1. I am speechless - as always when it is to address loss.

    Will visit him.

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  2. Thanks for reposting this. Prabhakar was my childhood friend and neighbour. Heard the news from my parents but I don't know what to say to him right now.

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