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Sweet Bitterness

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Sweet Bitterness

Two souls closed off from love
Met on a lonely path
Passion emptied into affection;
We fell hills over in love.
At the touch of love
Our heart melted to the ground;
We felt we had found something endless
Alas! It was all, but flurry
Darkness fell on a broad day light!
The golden calabash was broken!
She journeyed to sleep in paradise!

I never knew the Sun could bleed!
The news hit me like a thunder
It opened the gate of pain in my heart;
The pains pierced through like a smoke
A flood of tears flowed……..
My heart quaked in uproar
A storm of rage blew up my vessels
Gruesome hue of red covered my eyes
I dangled on the edge of life
Where my solace was silent memories
Of her hushed voice whispering into 
My anxious ears.

Moving on became cold comfort
My mood turned a chameleon more often 
Than the damn lotto changes numbers
She was the life that I found,
But I never lived…….
She broke my code of love,
Penetrated every shade of my being,
But left me in hunger for love
When my voracity emptied into passion.

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:53:00 AM
    sad, and deep.......enjoyed............ LOVE* SKAT

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 1:05:00 AM
    Lots of deep feelings expressed. You have pour your heart into words, I loved to read it..keep writing and inspiring...Bidhu

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 10:28:00 AM
    Heartfelt passionate love & loss...a beautiful write chuma...tear jerker, in this sweet bitterness read.thankyou for sharing..

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 11:42:00 PM
    beautiful, passionate, romantic, bravo:):):):)Adarsh