Across lifetimes, if we were meant to be,
Could the veil keeping us apart get in the way?
Melodies haunt from years ago,
Voices faded out, but the pain still stayed.
Echoes of laughter still ring clear
As though it were only yesterday,
But behind the doors thrown open
There’s nothing but a silence loud,
And the ghosts we left behind,
Draped in a tattered, old shroud.
Hung on to dear life for a sliver of you,
But only watched you slip away into the blue,
The ghost of a smile etched on your face
As you fell deeper into the abyss and further away;
Tears brimming and falling down the face,
A cursed moment it remains, to this day.
If only there had been somebody to believe,
Perhaps things might have turned out differently,
But what is gone shall remain long gone,
And all of our blue skies turned a dull grey.
As foolish as it is to still long for you,
And hold on to the hope that we may meet again,
I wonder if there are more ways than one,
And perhaps the sun will shine once more.
The peals of laughter that kiss the pain away,
My dear, we have much to talk about,
Perhaps in another lifetime, another day,
We’ll find our way back, somehow,
And if this is all just wishful thinking,
Then let it just be, let it all out.
~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.
This is about nothing in particular, to be honest. Sometimes, you just have a beautiful thought and you end up spinning a story around it, and other times, it turns into poetry that was just inspired out of something that can’t really be pin-pointed to one single emotion. If you have your own interpretation of this poem, feel free to share it with me because I would love to know what you think about it, and what you think this should be about.