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Penitence

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Penitence

In love’s limited life 
Equal are my losses and gains 
I’ve gained some tear’s drops  in eyes
And peace for ever lost

Some wishes still remain to be met
Some tears that I’ve not yet shed
My heart still some stories keeps
That could not ever come to my lips

There are tears veiled by my smiles
There are pains hidden by my liveliness
The heart that gave me anguish and pain
Today I am making its eyes rain

My yearning that burnt me once
Today I am putting it to flame
I’m happy though that my heart’s wounds
Are solace to some ones heart

For, afflictions I am gifted with
I know not whether a cure will come 
Non other will ever understand this pain
If not burned in similar flame

O my heart! Fret not, if you can
Anguish is the destiny of man

Sintra, Portugal. 20-6-2012


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  1. Date: 6/27/2012 9:21:00 AM
    Sooo special, the two opposites of pain and love make for a great poem. I think pain hollows us out so we are able to hold love more. Maybe just wishful thinking on my part.

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 6/27/2012 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your educated comments. I admire your deep insight into life and its pains. You have amazing sensivity.