I have been quite late in participating in this contest but nonetheless, I wanted to give it a try for the sheer joy of being able to create some poetic landscapes. I hope you like my attempt and in some way, enjoy the journey. I welcome you all on this fun ride!!
I have chosen Fire/light as my inspiration and I hope I do justice to the theme through my poems.
The eighth & the last poem is captioned as Radiance of You & Me…
The flickers of light flew in the dark
painting the hues of tangerine in the evening sky
forcing us to get lost in the moment
of our first kiss with closed eyelids under
the favourite pine shaped Deodar tree
invoking childhood memories which
dance modestly letting us ride the
time machine to travel down the nostalgic hills
sealing the bond of a pious love
promising to ignite a lively relationship
creating indelible impressions in this Universe
comprising just you & me.
The winds of time blew soon &
the seasons quickly metamorphosed
from scarlet fall colored environs
to the vivacious greens of the monsoon
when you got soaked in the lone desire of lust
waving a goodbye that tore apart my heart
ignoring all those little celebrated moments
that we created with patience, passion & trust
drowning in the sea of fantasy filled illusions
looking for shortcuts leading to instant pleasures
obliterating what once existed
Just between you & me!
Soon you start missing my soothing embrace
when the volatile spirits of seduction turn to ashes
when your decision makes you question your reflection
when you start missing the depth of emotions
when you realize hollowness without a soul connection
when your desire to look back becomes stronger
probing for my solace- filled eyes that you, find no longer
enquiring every atom in the galaxy about
the secret to recreating the past ,
the magic to undo what has been done
can we rekindle the balanced fire of lustful forever love
between Just you & me?