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Collection of Old Poems


Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.


These are some of the poems I had written way back, when Hubpages did not exist. I was not very sure of their worth, and whether it would make sense to post them. However, I read a hub from snakeslane called "Girl Poems", and I got inspired. So here they are.

A Long Way To Go

I looked ahead down the road

Was it you, or a figure unknown

Dreading the rime I moved ahead

Forever dejected and forlorn

Miles and many more miles

Savory tears, mumbling smiles

Venturing through the midst of frost

I see you, there, and I know I am lost


There’s a love song on the radio

And I lie alone on the walkway

Gazing at the night full of stars

Bedazzled by the fantasy ray

Bedazzled I feel walking back

To my old, rusty wheel chair

There was a time it supported me

Now it only stands bare

Lights turned low, I turn around

You? Oh no! Must be a ghostly uproar

‘Cause there was a time you were there

Bedazzled I am, as you are no more

Segregating light from the misty dawn

Bedazzled I touch the supple dew

A new beginning, a subtle start

Bedazzled I feel as I start anew

The Portrait

Nowhere could I hide the truth

Painted memories utter it all

Brush strokes of an amateur

The portrait of a dreaded fall

Tears that don’t wash the color

Rather darker shades feigned

Shadows slowly melt away

But never let the love fade

Time And Again, Time

Memories, fallen leaves,

and all that I adore

Slip through my hands

No one can stop them

They smile through

the tears like before

My disguise, solitary path

through the mist

Seem so unreal

Feel like unfaithful

Moving farther than

all that I so ever missed

I turn around, rainbow of

dreams and despair

Falling through the fervor of life

Saving the grace of

the dead and gone

Making place

for a future unborn

Time flies, the dew drops will freeze

Sharing the rainbow of pain

We’ll meet again

Time flies, does it really

make through the dawn

Saving the faint drops of

hope in one heart

Is the sole consolation

that we’ll never part

© 2012 Rinita Sen


Rinita Sen (author) on May 18, 2020:

Thank you MG Singh. I'm glad you enjoyed the collection. Appreciate you stopping by.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on May 17, 2020:

These are lovely poems, so refreshing, thank you.

Rinita Sen (author) on October 29, 2018:

Vinaya, I apologize it took me years to respond to your comment. Thank you, my friend, and I hope you write again soon.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on August 07, 2013:

I'm a person who believes poems never get old. A poem present certain time, certain emotions that the poet has lived through.

I just loved this set of poems.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 07, 2013:

Thank you Kwalin. Glad to know you liked these :)

Kawlin Rolfe on August 02, 2013:

Your 'old words' still manage to stir the my inner speaker. Very lovely poems that compliment your present work. Please keep sharing your work!

Masi cho

Rinita Sen (author) on September 09, 2012:

Thank you epi for your kind comment. I am humbled by the responses I got for this collection.

epigramman on September 09, 2012:

...a worthy inclusion I would say along with all of your gorgeous new poems - sometimes as writers/poets we tend to be hard on ourselves and tend to be embarrassed or not as fond of our 'old stuff' - but I am so glad you feel they are worth being recognized and shared because they surely are - thanks for sharing a bit of your glorious past which leads right up into the fantastic present ....lake erie time 11:44am and sending you warm wishes and good energy

Rinita Sen (author) on August 27, 2012:

You are most welcome snakeslane, and thank you for the inspiration. Glad you liked 'The Portrait'.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on August 27, 2012:

Oh my gosh! Thank you for the mention Senoritaa. Sorry it took me so long to get here. I love your collection of poems from the past. 'The Portrait' is my favorite. Regards, snakeslane

Rinita Sen (author) on August 26, 2012:

Thank you tetsu for your visit and comment.

tetsuo01001 from gibbstown on August 26, 2012:

they were good

Rinita Sen (author) on August 26, 2012:

Thanks a lot Kashmir. I am glad you liked the poems.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on August 26, 2012:

A very great collection of beautifully written poems ! Well done !

Vote up and more !!!

Rinita Sen (author) on August 26, 2012:

Thank you Mhatter99 for reading.

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on August 25, 2012:

This must have been the time for these flowers. thank you

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thank you IntegrityYes. Have a nice day.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thanks AE. Yeah thanks to snakeslane, or else I wouldn't have thought of posting. :)

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thanks a lot JakeFrost. Happy you think so.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

I am glad you liked the last one tobusiness. Its kind of a favorite one for me as well. Thanks a lot for reading.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thank you writer20. Glad you found them warm. I was myself chilled while writing them I imagine. :)

IntegrityYes on August 25, 2012:

Those are nice.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 25, 2012:

Beautiful poetry. Happy you were inspired to share..Thank you..

Jake Frost from London, United Kingdom on August 25, 2012:

These really are some beautiful pieces of work

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 25, 2012:

Senoritaa, some very beautiful poems, I love the last poem and particularly the last verse, well done, thank you for sharing them.

Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on August 25, 2012:

Your poems are amazing soft and warm to read .

Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

unknown spy, thanks a lot for your visit and comment. Glad you like them.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

Ah thank you Frank. Good to know these old poems are appreciated.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on August 25, 2012:

those are beautiful collections Senoritaa!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on August 25, 2012:

Senoritta yeah some of these are very well done voted damn good :) see you had it in you all the time

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thank you Deepak. Appreciate your visit.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thank you Shruti! Not girly? Hehe. Thanks again!

Deepak Chaturvedi from New Delhi, India on August 25, 2012:

Good hub.

shruti sheshadri from Bangalore, India on August 25, 2012:

Soo beautiful :) and it sure is not girly! Great work!

voted up :)

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thanks a lot Phelcky. Glad you liked them.

Phelcky on August 25, 2012:

Very well written and beautiful poems! Thank you for posting them :)

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