Thursday 1 November 2007

The dead rose on my table..


There's a dead rose on my table
withered and burned..

There's a dead rose on my table
bent and forlorn.

Empty of life
a symbol of loss..

Empty of life
a piece of my soul.

Its autumn folds
so silent and dead..

Its autumn folds
so dark and depressed.

A reminder of my mistakes
a breath of my past..

A reminder of my mistakes
the past you forgot so fast.

In a cracked plastic bottle
it stands there aloof..

In a cracked plastic bottle
i can feel it accuse.

It screams with its silence
to let the gone go..

It screams with its silence
the truth i already know.

I look at it every day
thinking "i'll throw it today"..

I look at it every day
finding a new excuse to let it stay.

In the depths of its dead swirls
i want to smell the scent long gone..

In the depth of its dead swirls
i look, for the love no more.

There's a dead rose on my table
getting deader by the day..

There's a dead rose on my table
telling me the pain is here to stay.

25 comments:

maverick said...

just to add to the poem...

"theres a new rosebud on the plant saying..
come smell my lovely fragrance...

theres a new rosebud on the plant..
saying...
life always has something new to offer..."

im no poet..so excuse the rhyming absence.. :)

umangexuberance said...

@maverick
thanx...that was very sweet and the absence of rhyme didn't make it any less beautiful :)

maverick said...

well the intention was to make u look at another angle...hope i did that :)

Sameera said...

Awesome piece of poetry with such deep meaning!

Sweetie,just throw it away.It does not do to dwell in the past...Hugsss

umangexuberance said...

@maverick
yes u did indeed :)

umangexuberance said...

@sameera
thank you though this work is not among my personal favourites i am afraid...had been languishing in my drafts unfinished for quite a while
i don't know why i bothered to complete it

and the rose..yes i will throw it away..soon i hope

FireWhisky said...

totally agree with maverick...

"Empty of life
a symbol of loss..."

why not a symbol of the happy memories it has?

hugs...

humbl devil said...

no use telling you to throw away anything...
we all need time....take your time to let go...
life is a long journey...people come and go...no use brooding...use that time to enjoy the scenery...

Shimmer said...

hola... beautiful poem... reminded me of a dead rose lyin between the pages of my diary... tc babe... cheers!

umangexuberance said...

@firewhisky
well, i tried looking for the happy memories in its dead folds
but they seem to be getting fainter by the day too..
:)
*hugs back*

umangexuberance said...

@humble devil
well as i said its a reminder of the past
standing testimonial to the fact that people come and go leaving just dead memories behind and a pain that never really dies..

umangexuberance said...

@shimmer
aaah..of roses and diaries...what can i say.. :)

and yes thanks for the wonderful comment :)

lucfier said...

nice one again, commensurate lovely use of words

umangexuberance said...

@lucifer
thanx :)

Supriya Narang said...

kya mast likha hai... lovely!!

kudos to u...

P.S. I neva knew ur voice sounded so sweeet ;)

Reeta Skeeter said...

I like it :) Nicey nicey! :D Cheers!

umangexuberance said...

@soup
thanks :)

P.S. how sweet of you to say that :)

umangexuberance said...

@reeta
thanks :)

s.H.a.S.h.I said...

nice poems umang... lotta feelings in the poem... btw nice blog...tc

umangexuberance said...

@shashi
thanks :)
and keep visiting :)

Gonecase said...

Lovely flow :)

SLAYER said...

fantastic piece of work.....cant nearly put up words to define it.....out of words....thts da fact.....really touchy....if u ve a fan club......count me in....

umangexuberance said...

@gonecase
thanks :)

umangexuberance said...

@slayer
that sounds too good :)
thanks a lot..feels great to know what i write could touch your soul
and fan club..lolzz..i don't think i am that great :D but thanks for stopping by :)

Shre said...

a nice one.... pictured and versed so beautifully...