Long since


Since long
We have not seen each other
We can not say
When our eyes
Last met each other
Our hearts throbbed
For each other
Our souls craved
For each other

Gone are those lovely days
Those beautiful nights
That aura of romance
Those naughty smiles
That enriching madness
And fulfilling life

I still remember that night
When you silently
Crept into my life
Captivated and possessed
My whole being
And made me lose myself
In the ocean of
Your unending love
And matchless sacrifices

But time flew by
With the change in time
Priorities of life changed
We became prisoners of
Our hopes and aspirations
Drudged hard and
Gave every drop our blood
To give meaning and substance
To our dreams
Which were never our’s

Dreams have flowered
But they took us to an alien world
For we failed to identify
With the fruits of our drudgery
And the dreams of our dreams

Too much obsession with future
Never allowed us to live
In the then present
But time has come
To look at life
The way it should have been

After a long battle
We are tired
And all alone
Let us realise the reality
That we are only made for each other
You are for me and
I am only for you
Nothing in between

Let me see once more
Those dainty cheeks and rosy lips
That bewitching smile under the veil
That graceful gait
And drooping eyes
Let them contaminate
Make me mad and let me
Forget the world around at once
And forever

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©

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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

3 thoughts on “Long since

  1. Amita Paul

    A thoughtful relook at mature committed love , the kind that lasts a lifetime , in a poem with the natural rhythm of meaningful conversation .


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