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The Lost Paradise

Harish Mamgain is passionate about writing. He loves poetry.


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



Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 19, 2020:

Hi Brenda, glad you liked the lines. It's about guys who spoil their relationship on trivial issues even after having lived together a passionate life before. Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate you insightful feedback.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 19, 2020:

It's hard to understand how one can forget those moments.

Perhaps it was one sided all along. Maybe one was hopeful his love would grow but it didn't touch him in the same way.

I really do not know. I just know how it feels and it does not seem fair when one can't remember all those cherished memories the two of you built together.

Great write.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 09, 2019:

How on trivial issues , guys snap the beautiful thread of relationship. Love is to accept someone with all her virtues and faults. These thoughts prompted me to write this poem. Ruby , thanks for reading the poem and presenting your valuable comments.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 09, 2019:

This was not only beautiful but sad also. Sometimes time changes the way we feel. I can relate in a way. I liked the sitting around the fire.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 08, 2019:

Glad it touched you , Dianna. I like telling about love , and I like guys pulsating with love. Everyone needs love more than anything else. Thanks a lot for your beautiful comments.

Dianna Mendez on April 08, 2019:

This is a beautiful poem of the heart. It speaks so softly about wonderful lost moments. The purple flowers are beautiful and tie in well with the paradise statement. Would be wonderful if paradise and love were "married" in our hearts.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 08, 2019:

Thank you Jamie , love is a great feeling only if one could sustain it. Glad you liked the poem.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 08, 2019:

Sometimes I feel like all the wonder and beauty I experienced in marriage has been forgotten by my ex. Very moving poetry. Thank you. Jamie

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