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Wednesday, 8 July 2009
LOSS AND REGRETS
“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” - Kenji Miyazawa
We often hear that one does not appreciate what one has until one loses it. It is certainly true and perhaps it does not apply anywhere more aptly than in the realm of relationships. Taking people for granted is something that is too commonplace. Assuming that the person who loves us will always be there and take anything we dish out has been the undoing of many a relationship. Waking up one morning and finding that special person gone brings home the awful meaning of that old saw: You don’t appreciate what you have until you lose it…
I lit the chandelier in the drawing room And turned the music on, loud. I feign a cool indifference As I roam in empty rooms, Singing sotto voce now and then, So that I hear a voice in the desert.
I look at an old photograph of yours And drink drop by drop your wine – How bitter-sweet it tastes. My voice breaks and is shattered By a sob, unexpected, loud. Each teardrop that falls, is pleading “Come back, don’t torture me any longer…”
The light burns bright in shining crystal While within me darkness stifles me. The music plays, loud, and the house is filled But my soul won’t hear it, it cannot. I think of you, I see you, I hear you But my empty hand won’t be fooled And clutches emptiness as my fingers grip A handful of nothing, nowhere, never.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
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