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Empty Heart

It was a late evening when I met you
I walked into the room and I saw you
Engrossed in what you were doing, without a care
I knew then that you were a being rare

I kept making efforts to garner your attention
Which was tough, with your demeanour and gumption
Of doing things right and doing them on time
You wouldn't be distracted without a reason or rhyme

But I finally broke through that hard external
Structure you built around, and found love I felt was eternal
Although I felt, a losing battle I was fighting
And being in your company was rarer than Comet sighting

You opened up to me, up to the threshold of your comfort
And I was head over heels in love and I made all possible effort
To keep you happy and always be with you like a useful tool
But your actions kept making me feel like a fool

My place in your life it slowly dawned
Was requirement based, and your heart you never pawned
For my happiness and you never saw us as one
My heart shattered as though shot by a gun

So I turned away with heart heavy but good wishes for you
Prayed to the lord to give you success and happiness too
My prayers were answered and you attained fame
Adulation and followers, part of the game

My mind degenerated, as for your sins I atoned
I lost my sanity and everything I owned
But even my insane mind only had thoughts of you
Despite everything I went through, my heart had love for you

Then I saw you one day as you walked past me
Your eyes looking at me, but not seeing me
You flicked coins towards me like a work of art
They filled my begging bowl, but emptied my heart


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  1. Date: 7/28/2015 6:33:00 AM

    Hello Manoj, a very emotive write.....very touching... The bruises in our heart when hurt take time to heal.....but its very open hearted of you to pour out that unconditional love...... I guess its nothing but true love..good one, enjoyed it!
  1. Date: 7/22/2015 8:10:00 AM

    What a wonderful and emotional write. I practically do not agree with your last line--- it should have been--- but emptied her heart, as such people who do not care for the feeling of others, just have a few coins in their heart, whereas poets and artists like you(the way you have emotionally written this poem with such good rhymes) seems you posses a large heart, which cannot be emptied---- Rohini