Tag Archives: compassion

Your Presence

You consume my very existence,
ubiquitously in every one of my life’s gleam,
When in senses you cloud my mind,
and when not, you rule my dreams.

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It is a reverie,
A canvas daub with your memories,
Now awaken to bitter actuality,
I am discern of your abrupt evanesce,
And that withering hope of your appearance,
Is dwindling away with the passing time,
Knowing I can’t mend it,
Makes my heart bereaved of your endearment.

But not the soul,
Never deprived of your thoughts,
Though our time was short-lived,
The reminiscence is enough to cherish forever,
Your impressions still fresh from yesterday,
For the times when I am alone,
To bring that occasional smile,
Drifting me to a reverie,
Where I can live with your memories.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

My Will To Bounce Back

You can take my wealth,
my proud belongings,
and every one of my worldly possession.

You can attempt to take away my pride,
The earthly bindings,
And snap me away from my social tribe.

But what you can
Never deprive me of,
Is the hope to resurrect,
And my will to bounce back.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah