A memory…

like the wind –
a sudden wind
that soothes
my burning heart,
you came tonight,
when I lamented
a loss
I knew not I had,
and consoled me;


like the wind,
you also fanned
dying embers
that were once
my happiness;
and hopes
spark now again.

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(August 15th, 2012)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

38 thoughts on “A memory…”

  1. I love how you gave the wind the ability to soothe, console, and also the ability to bring hope alive once more. I could feel this poem deeply.

    • Glad you could feel the depth, Mary, and this makes my poem successful I think. The wind does have that ability, and I’ve felt it often. Cheers. 🙂
      – Leo.

    • Indeed, Martin 🙂 I hope they never go out either, because when we seem to be in melancholy, we need that spark most. Cheers.
      – Leo.

  2. usually ppl associate memories with sorrow.
    But you have done brilliantly on the contrary.

    Yet, I feel that slight tinge of sadness accompanying it.

    P.S. Thank you for ur time

    • Memories can be sorrowful too, but not always, Aravind. Glad you felt it to be brilliant. 🙂
      P.S. Time, that’s what is on short supply of late, sadly. 🙁
      – Leo.

    • Thank you, Dark Angel 🙂 It doesn’t necessarily have to be a person in the memory. Can be a fun time or many persons too.
      – Leo.

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