ANOTHER NEW YEAR'S HERE

ANOTHER NEW YEAR'S HERE

A Poem by Shabeeh Haider
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"I wait outside the mansion door, come lets fulfill our dream"

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Another year in life has gone, another New Year’s here,

I’ve kept for you the things you love, but now you are not near.

You said the day you don’t see me, the sun that day won’t rise,

Long years have passed but every day, it brightens up the skies.

We used to chase few butterflies; we used to bathe in streams,

And every night with open palms, we used to catch moonbeams.

We peeped inside the huge mansion, a mansion for a king.

My head would be placed on your lap, and gently you would sing.

You loved the mansion and the fields; you loved the sky above,

And as for me all that you liked, with that I fell in love.


 

Another year in life has gone, another New Year’s here,

I’ve kept for you the things you love, but now you are not near.

A mighty prince from yonder land, had  landed from the sky.

He bought the mansion and the fields, now what else would he buy?

The girl who sang in open fields, who used to catch moonbeams,

She flew with him to yonder land, he even bought our dreams.

The mansion and the fields are here, so is the stream and sky,

You left me and you left them all, you didn’t say goodbye.

You said the way that you loved me; no one could love me more,

If that is how a woman loves, what else could be in store?

 

 

Another year in life has gone, another New Year’s here

I’ve kept for you the things you love, but now you are not near.

I bought the mansion and the fields; your name hangs at the door,

And anything that you could want, I’m ready to buy more.

But you can never ever find, a love like mine, so true,

Love has no price, and once it’s lost there’s nothing you can do.

My ears still hear you sing that song, besides the flowing stream,

I wait outside the mansion door, come lets fulfill our dream.

And as I sit out in the fields, with all that you hold dear,

Another year in Life has gone, another New Year’s here.


© 2016 Shabeeh Haider



Author's Note

Shabeeh Haider
From my book: A VAGABOND HEART
(a poem very close to my heart)

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I love this depiction ..
I love the longing within it also for this significant other that the poem is lacking mention of her name whoever she may be ... seems like she left quite the impact in the way you express that love about her so freely ... very beautiful...

Posted 8 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

7 Months Ago

Love always leaves an impact. When it has been nipped without any reason or explanation then the gho.. read more
Farmgirl

7 Months Ago

Amen...............
What pathos. This is really a very beautiful poem and so well structured. I Love ' used to catch moon beams' and the repetition of Another year. The years do keep rolling on!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

7 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words.
Wonderful unstilted rhymes and it flows so well .. lovely rhythm.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

8 Months Ago

Astri, thank you for your kind words.
WHAT AM I?: Nephilim WHAT AM I?: Nephilim
A teen boy gets killed, but trades his soul for another chance. He changes. A girl notices the new boy with silver eyes.
Oh my...please pass the tissues! This is so beautifully written with the bittersweet memories of love that did not go as expected. Very nicely written! ~Sharon

Posted 8 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

8 Months Ago

Life can be strange Sharon.
One can lose his beloved at the alter of wealth and riches.
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Very sad in theme, but wonderfully penned with repetition in use.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

8 Months Ago

Josie, thank you for your kind words and so nice to meet you here.
Impressive style of writing!
"Another year in life has gone, another New Year’s here
I’ve kept for you the things you love, but now you are not near.
I bought the mansion and the fields; your name hangs at the door,
And anything that you could want, I’m ready to buy more.
But you can never ever find, a love like mine, so true,
Love has no price, and once it’s lost there’s nothing you can do.
My ears still hear you sing that song, besides the flowing stream,
I wait outside the mansion door, come lets fulfill our dream.
And as I sit out in the fields, with all that you hold dear,
Another year in Life has gone, another New Year’s here."
a pleasurable read..


Posted 8 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

8 Months Ago

Tazeen, nice to meet you and thank you for taking the time to read and review.
Tazeen Ahmed

8 Months Ago

You're welcome
A gorgeous sad poem or story. You can't put a price on true love. You can't buy it or sell it. You affect us in many ways with openness and sharp emotions. I enjoy every poem of yours...:: )))

Posted 8 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

8 Months Ago

Sami, I an honoured and elated by your wonderful words.
Thank you for taking the time to read.. read more
Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

You are welcome. ....:::::))))))
What a melancholy! What a way remember our lost love or lost people! The pain of not having them despite arranging everything they love is really pathetic in love. It is heart moving. The heart got heavier as eyes ran down the verses.
Shabeeh Haiderji, whatever comes from the depth of heart is always close to our heart. It's depth speaks it out..
Reading such a beautiful and touching write always leaves us heavy and awed..
Thank for sharing this write..

Posted 9 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

9 Months Ago

Bala, thank you for such wonderful words.
I am glad you could feel the intensity with which I.. read more
Bala Gorthi

9 Months Ago

You are welcome, Sir.
This poem made me cry, I shed so many tears
It showed all of Love and it showed me my fears
It's beautiful, it is cause it pierced me with spears
I wish I had heard that song with my own ears
For the way you described it, it made my New Year's
sorry about that Shabeeh I think I messed up your poem( TT _ TT) but I got emotional on the way so what I meant above was that it's truly a beautiful poem and I lovvvvved it ^~^. Thanks for sharing it.


Posted 9 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

9 Months Ago

Luna, I am glad my poem sent you into a bout of emotions that you have described so well in rhymes.<.. read more
Wow. This may be the most poignant holiday-themed poem I've ever read. It told a hauntingly beautiful story. I love the contrast you used thoughout in conveying the speaker's hopes while also making his dreams seem unrealistic. I also like how the uniform structure/wording among the stanzas helps to illustrate the passing of time. It's like the speaker's material wealth increases, but the hopelessness of his situation stays the same ... that was an excellent use of symbolism.

- William Liston

PS: In S3L7 should "besides" be "beside"? Also, in S3L8 should "lets" be "let's"?

Posted 9 Months Ago


Shabeeh Haider

9 Months Ago

William, thank you for such a wonderful review and thank you for pointing out the mistake.

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Writing poetry is my passion. I have been writing since I was 10 years of age. I love the poets of the Romantic Era and am very particular about rhyme, meter and balance. I have also written many Gha.. more..

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