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So did you lose him?
He may have happened to you,
Like a moment’s whim,
Slipped through your fright,
Like sands that defy your might,
Your panicked fingers that hoped to stick;
Or the fleeting flash of warmth across a cold,
A cold unfeeling skyline;
The page from literature you often leafed back to,
Where the pen had scribbled your story,
Your Lochinvar lapped in romance;
Like the bruise daubed on your body,
The stab wrenching a riddle on your bones.
So how did you lose him?
Like he screeched a brake and drew up the car,
And opened the door for you,
And asked you to step out?
Refined. Gentlemanly.
Desperately beseeching,
Or did you lose him in bits and parts?
Like the slow slackening of the tautest handcuffs;
Did you lose him in pieces?
While you sought to secure love,
It leashed around his neck,
Until even the dregs cried out,
Desperately beseeching,
What more did you lose with him?
A part of yourself?

Copyright © Barshana Goswami | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 2/20/2016 11:01:00 PM

    b.g, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 12:15:00 AM

    Amazing expression. Thanks for sharing this.
  1. Date: 11/29/2013 11:38:00 AM

    The questions of retrospect, the answers of silence... Great pen!
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 7:34:00 PM

    to hold on too tight is to loose too much. great poem about love and freedom. thank you
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 6:49:00 PM

    so incredibly true. thank you for writing it, and for letting me read it. i feel understood. keep dreaming, vivi
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 4:55:00 AM

    When poems like this i am left in wonder where does all this art art skill come from? I am challenged
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 10:06:00 AM

    A nice one dear one,ope u find poetrysoup a safe haven where u can enhance ur poetic skills and social skills as well. Welcome to our world. Love, Bob- Based on Belief.
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 8:59:00 AM

    - A very well written poem, Barshana ! - Have a great weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)