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Lengthening shadows

What if we never meet ?

A lingering fear stays in the mind,

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Each twilight I wait, peering through  panes,

Till the orange orb hides behind tall trees,

A few lingering rays peep through the leaves,

With deepening gloam my hope too wanes.

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Then shadows lengthen, green leaves blurr,

Trees stand silhouetted like dark monsters,

There comes howling of foxes and Wolves,

Deep fear and longing inside me blisters.

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Yet I hope,

A lantern I keep near my window,to guide,

Your wayward steps , your long erratic ride,

For hours I look blankly, for hours I keep crying,

Loved you once ,cannot erase from my mind,

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What if you never come back, I shudder,

You might have found an idyllic world,

Beyond those tall trees that wander ,

Upto where the sky meets the earth.

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What if I breath my last waiting forever,

Without having one last glimpse of you,

Will my yearning soul ever be at rest,

Without having my cherished view ?

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Moreover, if there are no more lives !

Graves are final destination for us.

My tiny hope to see you in the next birth,

Will be buried deep mingling in the earth.

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Desperately I wish to be born again,

If I couldn’t see you and die in your arms,

Let me roam like a phantom near the cove,

Following like a shadow wherever you rove. 

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Written by Sarita Khullar

Sarita Khullar is a retired associate professor in English from Hans Raj Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jalandhar. She loves poetry and fiction. She also likes birds, flowers, animals, and humans.

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