Let them live
Like life mocking death
Water droplets on a dead leaf
Once green, proud and vibrant
Now discarded, replaced with no fuss or grief
Reminding you of outgrown relationships
That soared at their peak
No longer possible to retrieve
But just like the droplets, memories seek
A niche to stand out, a place to exist
Tear them not to shreds
Let them live out their old splendour
At least inside your heads.
© 2009 Preeti Shenoy
For more poems click here. Some poems have already appeared in print.
Yesterday I saw this leaf lying on the side of the road and it made me want to click this photo.(Please enlarge and view it to see its full beauty) It inspired me to write the above poem too.
It is a simple (but deep) poem that speaks for itself. Think about the message in it.
Once you let someone into your heart, a part of them becomes a part of you. Like the line from the song Hotel California goes "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."(See my current mood video on the right)
We can kill a relationship but we cannot delete it. We really cannot kill all our memories, can we?