And then it was gone…

And then it was gone... short poem

And then it was gone
Lost in the realms of time
A thing of the past
All that it stood for
All that it vowed to be
Disintegrated like dust from a shooting star

It started as a tiny speck
But in time grew to be more
More than what was perceived
A volume of feelings
Intangible and explosive
A world in itself

But then came distance
Then came realisation
It wasn’t what it was supposed to be
Just a mere reflection of turbulent waters
Still like the water beneath
Superficial conceived from pseudo reality

But the impression was lasting
Hard to wipe out
The vibrancy of promise
Concealed within
Let it guide me too far
Too far to see clearly

It never was there
Just a figment of the imagination
Let myself be enamoured
Taken in by the mystique
Only to realise
It was a fantasy of the worst kind

The disillusionment in unnerving
But numbing the pain
Lets me look back
And realise it was all in vain
Words are but words and nothing more
Easy to say easy to forget

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Andria D'Souza

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I come from a place of much fear and yearning. Yearing for that little extra that life has to offer which is just within our reach and fear that when faced with that yearning well withing my grasp will I ever have the courage to face up to it.Words have always been a way to make sense of the jumble within, it brings me clarity and makes things a reality. Nothing reflects me better than these words below.I stand watching the waves crash against the shore, leave back some things on the beach and take some things away with it. On and on tirelesslyit goes. "Stop it, stop it now!".But no one is listening. "Don’t take so much away, I'll have nothing left." The sea calls out, "But I’m leaving so many things back." Angry tears spilling over my cheeks I yell, "I don’t want what you have to give, I’m happy with what I have. Take away your so called gifts leave me back with what I had. Give me all that you took away from me, return what you had no right to take." The sea replies, "Not unless you see what I have left you". Strolling along the shore I find the mysteries of worlds far away at my feet, all within my reach. Think to myself I do, can I be mad for the old things been taken away from me when what I have always secretly hoped for is to have the mysteries of the world at my feet. I hear the gentle voice againm "Do you still want me to take it away?". "NO! NO!", escapes before I can control my words. The sea replies "That's what I thought". The sea drenches my feet and moves away digging my feet deeper into the sand.........
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Such a heartrending piece of writing @Andria_DSouza and how smoothly you maintain the flow of thoughts and words..truly admirable!

Chandrama Deshmukh
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Every time I read your poem, it feels like there’s a connect. Some deep connect…of words…or thoughts maybe. @Andria_DSouza your poems are read word by word..thought by thought.
Thanks for sharing.

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