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My last Wish

That bond broke,

Slowly,painfully,

I prayed,l protested,

Reminded you of beautiful days,

Endless chatter, innumerable smiles ,

When the time we together beguiled.
I cried ,I fought and fell silent,

Pain submerged like lava molten,

A crust of calmness did it  get,

I learnt to move with time fervent.
You another world had sought,

My soul,  shadow of my former self,

Reconciled and stopped to brood,

In a colourless chasm devoid of joy,

 I buried myself and my passions rude.
I forgot the former days of love,

I forgot endearing words that hurt,

I forgot crooked smiles you had ,

I forgot embraces with which you clad,

I forgot those kisses and touch divine,

All gestures loving yours and mine.
A fairly calm life did I inhibit

Till an angel alighted from above,

Promised to fulfill one wish of mine,

Oh! Foolish of me what did I do ?

Couldnโ€™t think beyond love of thine.

Wished YOU again in the life of mine.

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  1. Beautiful! One truely cannot forget love even after losing it. The passions may get an outer calmness like a molten lava but then it again surfaces at the slightest provocation.
    How wonderfully you explained it ma’am

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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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