Memories of a Friendship Past

Memories of a Friendship Past

A Poem by Preeti

He captured her soul, ripped her sanity away and never came back...


I may put on a mask of insensitivity

I may wear an expression of carefree cynicism

But midnight comes and the new day changes nothing—

my heart still beats on with the same tune of regret.


Yes, my dear, the words ring in my head

The falling sensation retains its strength—

I lie in bed, stare at the ceiling, and smile

while your ghost floats and coats my skin with tears.

Oh, beloved, I pour over your letters

The ink has faded but meaning lingers.

And what was the meaning, my dear?

Did you ever care enough to say you did—

Or were your words and gestures as farce

as my façade of an unbroken heart?


But what’s left of me doesn’t care:

My memories may be a sweet delusion:

oxygen for my fire of hope.

It burns lightly within, a spark or inferno

(decided by the words I choose to read)

But you beautiful soul, it never dies

Despite the sorrow, the screams and the lies.

No, your ghost brushes his lips to my pain

While you wander the world, your conscience

Sheltered by the mask of sanity on my face.

© 2008 Preeti

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Very deep, and well written. There's so many feelings in this. As Wildecat said, this is very well penned. You've got a lot of talent. The flow and word choice in this poem are both great. Keep writing!


Posted 11 Years Ago

This is an extremely well penned piece of poetry, a definite pleasure to read this poem.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Amazing write. It carries a very deep meaning in each line and brings out your emotions very well. It's a well thought-out piece (it clearly shows) and leaves the reader with an echo of your feelings...
( I guess, you understand what I'm trying to say, lolz...)
Superb write!! Very well penned!! Keep writing...

Posted 11 Years Ago

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