English Poetry

A collection of poems penned by Sudhām on a range of topics.

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    From A Distance

    How well do you have to know one For you to like and admire them Isn’t it easy to love such special someones Simply from the tales people tell of them The smile on one’s face the tear in the eye The signs of their rushing memory are hard to miss Unstoppable emotions hard as one may try Flooding consciousness especially on days like this The good die young they always say Short lives that shone real real bright Personalities that stood out everyday Testaments unto themselves if one might Nostalgia provokes often with a sting Why they had to go and we had to stay Nonetheless there’s no telling…

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    The Semal and The Storks

    Each year come the Ides of March The Red Silk Cotton starts to bloom ‘Tis then that the waiting starts For the winged guests to arrive Somehow this cycle of nature Hast created for me a sense of normal Indicators that all’s well in the world The flocking birds and the blooming Semal This year too there was the anxious wait I wondered if, for the tree had bloomed late Woke up this morning and the cynic had died The flocking birds brought my hope alive

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    Since You’ve Been Gone

    Since you’ve been goneBeen trying each dayTo find the strengthPick up the piecesAnd somehow move onDays run into daysYears begin to turn into yearsYes time has tried to be a friendBut the heartache won’t mendThere’s no easy wayI look aroundI see the world I’ve builtThe life I liveThere’s an emptinessDespite the happiness I foundSo much has changed for meYet so much has notMy first birthday had you carrying me in your armsAnd now my first one with you in my memory, my heart closer than you'll ever beMaybe it’s not going to changeThe way I feelGuess it’s meant to beThe emptiness is you driving meIt’s destiny even if it’s strangeSince…

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    Drifting

    Sometimes you are struck By a feeling that overwhelms A strange discomforting sense Of a total lack of control You are drifting The waters are calm You sense no turbulence Just an inexplicable fear Uneasy and unware You are still but sinking You seek happiness Peace and joy A good life You try maintain pace The ground beneath is shifting Get a grip You coax yourself Draw deep for strength Look around for motivation Believe there’s a silver lining Winds change direction Things fall into place You get dealt a good hand Hmmm you wonder if The tide is turning Green shoots around you Blue skies on the horizon You…

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    The Feeling

    I know I’ve known this feeling Way longer than I’ve known you The love I have for you inside me Runs miles deeper than I’ve ever shown you Should I have said these words Did I let you slip away without a fight When I so badly wanted to hold you Why didn’t I try? Try with all my might It wasn’t easy at all but I survived Learnt living with a constant craving Thought that I was setting you free Unaware it was I who needed saving What if things had happened differently Had I told you would you have stayed back Would this love have grown stronger If…

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    Memories

    Memories are like the rain At times, a passing drizzle That brings welcome relief At times, a downpour With no end in sight There are times You want to reach out And every drop That falls in your palms Sets you aflutter Yet on occasion You're caught unaware Drenched and lashed Soaked in muddy despair Washed green leaves Pitter and Patter Bring a song to your lip And a spring in your step Then there are gloomy dark days Not a ray breaking through Every droplet weighing you down Drowning you each passing minute Memories are like the rain A little, leaves you wanting for more A lot, and your…

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    The Colour of Love

    Dear God Only you know when You made this blunder You sent down Adam and Eve And for them you created this world to live You added colour and made things bright But this fickle human mind you created Was filled with emotions To each of them man gave a colour And added to the commotion Red for passion, Blue for fright Green for jealousy though not quite But the colour of love man just couldn’t decide So dear God send down a colour A colour so new and pleasant A colour that spans ages The past, the future and the present A colour to paint this world with And…

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    A Summer Crush

    A school boy's crush Nothing more than that A summers infatuation They said it wouldn't last No problems no worries Not a care for the world Two young hearts skipped a beat Only to beat together in rhythm Hand in hand we walked many a mile Stole kisses in the park Boy what a summer it was Gave each other more than just our hearts Summer ended twas time part Promises were made meaning to be kept Seasons changed winter came The flame survived through letters exchanged The spring flowers blossomed Another summer was nigh Sparks they flew again when we met And the flame it burnt bright But this…

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    Wish…Come True!

    I wake up in the morning I see your face before me I close my eyes and open them again Making sure I'm not dreaming I mumble a prayer and thank the power above All our years together in a moment flash by A smile spreads on my face I realise what I have in front of me Is all that I ever wanted love to be A constant companion, a partner in all my crimes What I see is my wish…come true!

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    Walk With Me

    Long walks on moonlit nights Hand in hand on sandy shores On the hills on an upward climb Tearing down the slope Ambling on lazy winter days A careful trudge through a muddy puddle Even on a blazing afternoon No matter where we are How hard or long the journey My all weather friend, my other half It's you I'd want to walk with me