The other side of the bed

The other side of the bed

A Poem by Bhavya Kaushik

Forsaken by sleep and lying down on bed,


Still unable to open my eyes into reality


Where you are no longer here with me,


And the other side of the bed is empty.




The side which is motionless intact and safe,


Still smells of your sweet and unforgettable scent.


It constantly reminds me of your absence,


By making me realize that you are not coming back.



The pillow has turned wet because of my tears,


And there is no place left for me to rest.


Though time has wiped away your material presence,


But I’m still unable to sleep on the other side of the bed.

© 2011 Bhavya Kaushik

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This the title of your novel.Right????
I really liked this poem and the way your feelings in this beautiful poem ..
Keep on writing..

Posted 4 Years Ago

this is just amazing and the ending is superb is the ending i liked the most

Posted 4 Years Ago

Loved this piece Bhavya. Each line describes the pain that this guy suffers and is left alone in the journey moaning out his feelings. I liked your teaser- The other side of bed. All the best :) keep writing more.

Posted 5 Years Ago

....but I'm still unable to sleep
On the other side of the bed....
is the so much heaerfelt still lingering in my mind the feelings that make you restless even on the bed where we feel some kind of solace though momentory yet the vacant bed is the deadliest form of acute sorrow for the couples...Your poetry is the overflow of powerful heartfelt and story in verse.... Have nice day!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Amazingly written.. it brings back memories of lost loved ones..

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is beautifully written. Very powerful, with lots of emotion. Congrats on placing in the contest! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Absolutely beautiful and very moving. I amagine this is how I would feel if my husband died.

Posted 7 Years Ago

The last stanza was really touching....though its short but enough words to decipher the sorrow...loved it!

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bhavya Kaushik

8 Years Ago

Thank you :) Means a lot.
This is amazing, Your poem speaks of profoundness of love,
Very well written. Like your style

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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