Saturday, July 3, 2010
Dreams on fire
The love letters scented in musk we wrote
the dried petals of the roses you left every morning
the love poems and lyrics we composed
the gifts,our photos,those greetings
the wonderful times we spent together, those abstract memories
the pages of my diary I filled about you every night......
You walked out of my life
without for once glancing back
But left these lingering traces
haunting and claiming my sanity
When I came to know
there is no more 'us'
But just you and me
gone in bifurcating ways
I decided to put an end to your memories
and sacrifice these reminders in the flames of fire
Years it took for me to nurture my dreams of love
but just a blink of an eye
for the incinerating fire to melt them into liquid dreams
Devoured the flames callously
Wiped them out from the chronicles of time
Undid the moments, erased out the memories
Scorched and scalded bits of paper
were all that was left of your love letters
Scarred and charred useless trash became all other gifts
For one last time before I could touch and feel the ashes
the cruel breeze blew off the ignited flakes of ash,
disseminated them here-and-there
With a sigh and a phew
When it is all done
I look into the mirror...
But it is not me who I see
Alas I never can forget you!
Incapable the fire was to burn the bonds which bound me to you
left those memories and scenes unblemished, untouched
I still see you...
which warms my pulsating heart
gushing blood through veins
vitalizing every inch of my body
The record of every minute I spent with you,
is imprinted intricately in my memory
The past moments span in front of my eyes
playing in detail as if everything is happening right now
my heart contains love for you, swelling bountifully
my eyes refuse to vaporise your image locked in forever
my ears shamelessly long to hear you whisper my name
The brunt of your love which poisoned my body and soul
by burning the material traces will not be that easily obliterated
If your love is inseparable and a part-and parcel of my existence....
If I am your most striking remaining trace...
If you still exist in every drop of my sanguine blood....
If the passion of love burning in me can never be dampened....
If our souls are one intertwined for eternity that refuse to be apart...
Then how can I not set myself ablaze to truly forget you?
How can I not end my existence to put an end to your memories?
How can I not set myself ablaze to truly forget you??