Do You Remember The Time
By Fiza Pathan
Many have come and many have stayed behind
To kiss the nectar from the beautiful flower.
Yet I still remember you dearest old lover
Everytime a bee covers itself with
The pollen grains of our mementos.
Remember the time dear old love when we fell in love
It was such a blissful season of roses that I forgot to see the thorns.
Do you remember the time when we first met
It seemed like our meeting was destined by the dark clouds of trouble.
Remember the time dear old love when you held my hand
I felt so blissful that I gifted my heart to you,
Wrapped up with the arteries that nourished me with fresh blood.
These memories are sweet and they shall remain with me
Till I am bound for the tomb.
Yet old lover you will not forgive me
And the folly in our stars that separated us.
My children put me to sleep with a lullaby for the living,
But without you dearest old lover the night is dark,
And full of monsters for the poet.
I miss your spirit in my bosom dearest old lover
And the time we held each other close with words
Rather than loves embrace.
Our love was pure and radiant like the sunrise
But it ended on an empty note
That till date I have not understood.
We are now two rivers bound towards different ways
Into the sea of death.
We no longer talk when once we could not do
Without our loud and timeless communion.
Now everything has changed dearest lover
I’ve turned poet and you my muse.
Let the doors of our love be opened again
For the jasmine incense to bless it.
Then I shall sit inside the room and like the poet of old
I shall sublimate our love into verses most tender
To temper you my sweet.
Copyright © 2014 by Fiza Pathan
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