POETRY: MY LOST LOVE

I remember the time
When you would bring home chocolates you’d received at school
Just so that you could give them to me
And watch me smile.
Every time you’d say, “I love you!”
And I almost did…
I remember the time
When you would save your pocket money to buy saplings
Just so that I could plant them in my garden
And watch them grow.

Every time you’d say,  “I love you!”
And I almost did…  I remember the time
When you’d take me to the fair to ride the Ferris wheel
Just so that I could hold you tight
And scream my lungs out.

Every time you’d, say “I love you!”
And I almost did…  I remember the time
When you were down with cancer and you’d still smile
Just so that you could hide your pain
And make me smile.
Every time you’d say,
“I love you!”




And I almost did…
I remember the time
When we met for the last time in the churchyard
Just so that the ground could suck you in
And take you away forever

This time you didn’t say, “I love you!” But I did…



© Soumyanetra Pal