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(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

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A Lump of Joy

She remembers the lump of joy on her breast
Where love made a permanent nest,
What she didn’t know was between smile and sigh
Years would quickly pass by.

Years would quickly pass by
Years would quickly pass by
Riding on smile and sigh,
She would never know
She could never know
The nested love would soon die.

When I held the lump of joy between my hands
I saw only love quietly making its nest,
But now in my eyes sorrows’ rain lands
Knew not the years would pass in haste.

The years would pass in haste
The years would pass in haste
Riding on smile and sigh,
I would never know
I could never know
The nested love would once die.

When we brought the lump of joy between us
Love made a nest in our heart,
We never knew the years would quickly pass
Leaving love’s nest a barren desert!

The years would quickly pass
The years would quickly pass
Riding on smile and sigh,
We would never know
We could never know
They would leave a gulf between us.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013


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  • Valsa George (9/4/2013 9:08:00 PM)

    Something so moving about the whole poem with its Refrain! The bundle of love, we once nestled to our heart will leave a gulf and go away when years roll by! It is so painful! Harsh though the fact is, we have to accept it! A poignant write! !

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