November 22, 2012

Drown

Old, forgotten tales of love
Weaved by lowered eyes
Few of which you understand
Glances and gentle sighs.

Of eternal, afterlife promises,
Of bartering life with god,
Withering smiles awaken,
Pathways together trod.

Not destined to receive,
The love you hanker for,
That act demands largesse
And pain worth dying for.

Those lips may never touch
And fingers never weave,
Nights not turn to evenings
And breaths never heave.

But nothing less will matter
And nothing less will live
Drown you must to sail again
Drown and still believe.

Find you may in a person,
In a voice, a place, a song
Find you may in a mirror,
With you, walking along.

5 comments:

Swati Sapna said...

Reema... this is beautiful. I dont hv words to tell you how much I love this piece. Anyone who hasnt felt this kind of emotion in life, hasnt really lived life. Its pain and longing and ache... but whats love without it really? Love it. Absolutely love it.

Wd said...

Thanks Ree :)

Reena said...

This is beautiful and was very soothing to read :)

Pratishtha Khan said...

Lovely words... Baking Coach... Bathroom singer... Cool combo...

Reema Prasanna said...

:) thank you, ladies.