Parallel universe

by Ya----Na   Feb 4, 2018

Seasons come and go,
but it's always the same for me.

Ever since you have gone:
I haven't bathed in the rays of the summer,
tasted snowflakes of the winter,
heard songs of the spring,
walked through the leaves of the autumn.

Just an endless monsoon,
in which my heart is drowning,
nothing more.

Meeting you was a happy accident,
knowing you was more than a blessing.

Our love was a well-written poem
in between the stars with a


of the moon
until I cursed it with a title
'parallel universe.'

Now, I am a perplexed traveler
imprisoned in between
the reflections of tranquility and guilt
a baggage of death left for millennial.

Yes, I know
creating portraits of our dreadful mistakes
is not poetry,
and it's been a while since you forbade me
from the shores of your dreams
yet everything I write is
always about you.

Just in case,
you remove the curtains of constancy,
and I get another chance to breathe
in that world
I once imagined with you.


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  • 2 years ago

    by gumshuda

    Judging comment:

    I appreciate the choice of your words for the portrayal of your thoughts. And hope - the one thing this poem spoke to me in abundance about - hope is that ruthless ruler of our being to whom at the end of each day, we still subject ourselves to become voluntary slaves. At the heart of it, this poem is beautiful and flows elegantly, like a brook, and once again, your choice of words is well done.

  • 2 years ago

    by Nee

    You know what I truly enjoy about your writings, Shane? It's that it always feels like you're pouring your heart, mind, and soul into the pieces and giving us a glimpse of what's inside, just a glimpse. Your writings are wonderful as always. I never read a poem for you just once. I read it once then give myself a day or two then come again. That's how much I love the depth in your poetry.

    I enjoyed this so much. And I want to sincerely thank you because I'm trying so hard to get back to writing and your pieces are profoundly helping me do that :)

    Never stop writing, ever!

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Sub judge Comment:

    You have put in your whole heart and soul into it and
    brought it out into the open! I like the emotions that has
    been not displayed but “said” the feelings felt instead of
    just tagged. I also like the break between the stanzas with
    the word “drop” running down. This poem though long it
    was worth the read!! Excellent!!

    Congrats on the Win!

  • 2 years ago

    by C Cattaway

    Gosh. This is beautiful.
    Congratulations on your win.
    Catherine x

  • 2 years ago

    by Liz

    Congrats on your win!

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