I Lived Then…

This poem of mine titled “I Lived Then…” is romantic ballad which underlines the difference between two verbs often misnomers of each other namely- “LIVING” and “BREATHING”. The protagonist in the poem says he LIVES when he is with his beloved and rest of the days he just “breathes”. He lives his life, he sees the world properly when he is with her.

Hello all, after a long time!!! And the first time in the – 4th Semester. Finally feels like I am into Computer Engineering, with less of EC Subjects and more of Core Computer Science subjects. This time, not a write-up but a poem from me. With a lot of technical stuff around, I felt the touch of love absent. Hence managed to compose a romantic ballad this time. (Have inspiration for that, but that’s not something to discuss on the blog though! ) This poem of mine titled “I Lived Then…” is romantic ballad which underlines the difference between two verbs often misnomers of each other namely- “LIVING” and “BREATHING”.

The protagonist in the poem says he LIVES when he is with his beloved and rest of the days he just “breathes”. He lives his life, he sees the world properly when he is with her. The poem begins with the protagonist’s beloved arriving. They spend moments together and to these moments the protagonists defines ‘HIS LIVING”. The poem ends with the beloved departing and hence when he’s without her, he says “I Lived before, but now without her I will just BREATHE”. So presenting you ‘I LIVED THEN’:

 


I Lived Then…

Months of drought, dry was the earth and dry was my heart,

I waited for the march of love clouds to start,

She flew by air, the rainbow appeared when,

She came, she smiled and I lived then.

 

I gazed her timelessly and the world seemed brighter,

I touched her gently and even the diamond seemed softer.

My dry loveless hands were about to wither just before when,

She held my hands, my hands bloomed and I lived then..

 

Together we talked to the breeze; together we talked to the swaying tree,

Together we bid a farewell to the setting sun and the rising moon saw us together flee.

Lungs in my bony carcass filled of air, had cold breeze when,

She embraced me and I lived then.

 

The love that came through air finally departed on rail,

The smile, the warmth, the embrace all vanished and remained just a silent wail,

She is not with me, but she is within me somehow,

I lived before, but I am just breathing now.

 


Hope you all liked it. Awaiting your comments.

#This poem has been published on International Teen Magazine- Teen Ink, online. Check this out there and please rate it if you’ve liked it:

http://www.teenink.com/poetry/ballad/article/402069/I-Lived-Then/

Love & Regards,

Anish.

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3 thoughts on “I Lived Then…”

  1. it was a question around past summer
    how will i live how will i live ever,
    days passed and this thing has to occur,
    Love happened and it was then december.

    the question was just the answer,
    and i met her after the first shower.
    wiht me saw her blooming like a flower,
    all hail for him the one undercover(GOD)!!! (HOPE ONLY YOU GET THIS).

    I SHOULD GET THE AWARD FOR THE BEST COMMENT EVER..!!

  2. Damn, You brought me goosebumps.. Literally you did. Each word of yours was telling how he was so much deep into her… but now when she left he feels incomplete. Simply fab!
    Great work Anish 🙂

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