Usually, I don’t share my poetry on the blog, because I am presently working on the betterment of my fiction-writing. I have a feeling that I am a better poet than a fiction writer (with no trace of smugness, believe me), but I would like to reverse that.
For today’s task, I looked back in Time and found a poem in one of my Facebook Notes. It was written on 30th December 2011, and titled: Rhapsody on the Bygone Days. I am republishing it without any changes to the original text.
Rhapsody on the Bygone Days
All the pleasant memories, as the year ends,
Take refuge in debris.
Connections that were made
Faltered the test of time and withered away.
Copious tears shed on paltry feelings,
Have dried on forlorn cheeks.
And yet, as the bitter teeth of Winter recedes
And a glorious Sun rises,
I shall, in the maze of its halo, dream again.
I’ll stare as far as my sight lends,
Into the garden of roses in some faraway place,
Where the first glitter of the Sun dries
The nip of shimmering dews.
I shall fold my hands across my breast
And bury the memories that I made
And feel happy for all that I have.
And those that have left me along the way
I will for once forgive them,
As a sigh heaves out of my heart
(For wounds take a long time to heal)
Yet, I shall pass by the dark shadows
And not let your memories ruin my today
Though I know,
Some things are never to be forgotten
And some scars are to be kept alive.
Though I know
I’ll remember you once again and sob
But not today;
And for once lose myself in the laughter of Life.
If I were re-writing this today, I will probably use more commonplace words than paltry, rhapsody, etc. I am not a native English speaker, so I had most possibly learnt those words in order to write the poem, though I am not sure if I remember it correctly. Now, I am more comfortable in my vocabulary and would like to use plain, conversational English to say something universal. I won’t try too hard to find fancy words to give an impression that I know so many words because now, I have found beauty in simplicity.
What about you? How has your writing evolved over time? Do share with me in the Comments.
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