You came into my life

As soul mates we thrived

Your embrace touched my soul

‘You and I’ was my goal

I loved you, you loved me back

I felt my life had no lack

We cherished our love divine

Everything was perfectly fine

Alas! Came a catastrophic storm!

Life was in pieces torn!

You said, “Love, It didn’t work”

Hah! My fate, what a jerk!

You left me to suffer, solitary

I tried by frown and by plea

To stop you, but all in vain

You left, you never came back again!

Till date my eyes are waiting

Desperate, love thirsty, not letting

Me to live, or love or ‘move-on’

But as they, “life goes on”…


By Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi Pandey, a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist currently based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to over 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore. She writes on topics related to lifestyle and travel and is an active reporter on the tech startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. She is the editor and founder of The Vent Machine.

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