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The Lost Paradise

Harish Mamgain is passionate about writing. He loves poetry.

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The Lost Paradise


How could we forget we grew flowers of smiles
how could we forget you and me walked hand in hand
How could we forget the shy nights we spent together
How could we forget our favorite songs we sang together
How the earth and sky have changed now
Nothing but severity of existence looks at us
And you have forgotten the laughs
Forgotten the smiles too
For a mere flicker of love
You go on flogging my heart
And there arises no sun
In the sky of our shattered world
You have forgotten all promises *
We made around the sacred fire
And you have forgotten the seven steps * too
Did we need the paradise more than the love we had
How everything has changed now
Even the darkness exists not for us
When we looked into each other's eyes
Did we deem our own eyes as our own
We were like two bodies and one soul
Love 's disappeared into the forgotten mist of moments
Now no smiles look like those smiles
No laughters look like those laughters
We also do not look like those mad guys
Whatever exists now is emptiness of things
And silence of forgotten moments
Nothing awaits us but a delphic sky of hopes
And a supine earth of desires


* Promises : During a Hindu marriage ceremony , some promises are made by the groom and bride while making seven circles around the sacred fire.


* Seven steps are actually seven circles. A Hindu marriage is deemed solemnized after these circles around the sacred fire are completed amid chanting of holy Sanskrit verses by the priest.


© Harish Mamgain

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