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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Blooming Bud


A Blooming Bud



You were the blooming bud
So young, so fresh
Pure and innocent…
You were the fresh whiff
Illusive, clean
That lingers long after…
You came in unannounced
Without a knock
I embraced you
Unaware,
You would be gone…

Your soulful eyes
Your radiant smile
Your childlike laughter
Swim before my drained eyes
Haunting…
Almost teasing…
I spend endless nights
Wishing you had held my hand
I would have walked
The path of roses and thorns
With you…
Comforting when you bled
Celebrating the fragrance
That waft momentarily
Refreshing, rejuvenating…
But my stretched hand
Seemed not visible
And you lost your way
You hurt
Your bleeding heart
Turned crimson…
You forgot in your pain
Colors of hope
Are not far behind
The piercing thorns…

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  1. Haunting and so filled with longing . . . just beautiful, Rimly!

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    1. Thank you so much Martha. I will always be haunted about this. I wish I had done something more to help her

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  2. Beautifully touching, Rimly...I believe that she knew how much you loved her...But all the love from others can never be enough until we love ourselves ♥

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    1. I wish she knew she was so loved but you are right she never truly loved herself. I still hurt Corinne

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  3. Regrets mar our lives, sometimes we aren't even aware of the pain and sufferings of our loved ones. It hurts to find them gone, if only we could have seen it coming...a very moving poem about loss.

    http://sulekharawat.com/2012/04/17/ode-to-my-hero/

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    1. If only I had seen it coming, Outlier. I don't know if anything would have changed.

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  4. Beautiful, Rimly. So sad that innocence doesn't last forever.

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    1. Thank you Adriene. One does not easily get over the loss of innocence so quickly

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  5. This speaks an awful lot soul sis...I could feel every word coming from your heart.

    This is a special poem I'll keep forever in my heart.

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    1. You would understand soul sis. We have talked so much about this. I am glad I have you and Alpana to share our pain and loss together.

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  6. I don't have words to say to this,but I know you will understand.

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    1. I do Alpana. Thank you for reading this

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  7. The piercing thorns it always is : ( wonderfully expressed Rimly!

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    1. Yes Kriti, thorns will always be but the colors too. Thank you Goddess

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  8. Oh how I have missed reading your words...very poignant and sad. I love it.

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    1. Thank you Jan. I know I have missed a lot too but I intend to catch up on all the posts

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  9. First of all Rimly I love the photo...soft, delicate and fragile...but the colours speak of purity...almost fortelling of a short life..beauty, touching us for a moment, but never to be forgotten...

    Sometimes we are the witness to something awe inspiring...but not to stay with...needing to have the freedom to fly on the wings of a dove...

    So good to be back and sharing in your blog sweet Rimly....Always...

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    1. Thank you Leeanne. I remembered her when I saw this picture and thought it would be apt. It is good to have you back and reading my comments. Missed them. <3. Thank you for sharing my poem.

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  10. I wish she remember the color of hope once again.

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    1. I hope so too. Wherever she is I hope she remembers that Fher

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  11. These lines remind me of my dear friend Sancheeta and futile tears have come back again to my eyes. Sorry, dear Rimly, I don't know for whom you wrote this poignant elegy and here I am unable to get over the shock of my Sancheeta's demise.
    -Portia

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    1. It is about here Porshyee. She stayed so close to my place. We would talk so often and meet up. I still havent got over this.

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  12. Why does it have to end that way? It had a good beginning, but it ends on a sad note, you realize at the end
    "But my stretched hand
    Seemed not visible
    And you lost your way
    You hurt"

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    1. Because it did end that way. I lost a very dear friend, another talented blogger a few days back.

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  13. So heartfelt and touching...we can feel your pain here. Miss her too.

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    1. Thank you Janaki. Sometimes I feel I am in a nightmare that I am stuck in.

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  14. Rimly, this poem went straight to my heart. I don't know who you are referring to, it sounds like it could be a daughter. But definitely I can feel your pain in this.

    I hope you find comfort in knowing that in life we all make our choices and often we just are powerless to direct another's choices. Blessings to you.

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    1. Myrna I know you have lost someone very close to your heart very recently. I have to. It was my friend, another talented blogger who left us very suddenly. But you are right we all make our choices. Thank you, my friend for visiting and reading this.

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  15. Dear Rimly,
    This life will always be tested by pain and sorrow. You have a good heart because you love deeply. I am touched by this wonderful tribute. Take care dear friend.

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  16. Great poem, showing transition from one state to another with so much ease. You're a natural.

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    1. Thank you Sui. This was about someone we all lost in the blogging world

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    2. Oh! That's so sad. :(
      It does put us in difficult predicament when we think that our friendship is doing well and then suddenly we hear the news that they are closing their blog.

      If you don't mind me asking, I would like to know who this blogger is. Chances are that I might not have been acquainted with this blogger but still I want to know.

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    3. Her name was Sancheeta Biswas, Sui

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    4. I didn't realize the seriousness of this matter before. I am sorry if I unintentionally chose the wrong words. Now that I read other comments I get the accurate measure of things.

      Please take care of yourself Rimly. I pray for your well being!

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    5. No Sui you did not write anything insensitive. Thank you for the prayers.

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  17. Quite a poignant tribute to your friend, soul touching. The person must have meant quite a lot to you. Keep strong

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    1. Thank you Charles. She was someone very close.

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  18. Rimly, your words are pillars of a strength deep inside. We will all miss her at different levels in our life. There are no words to ease your pain.

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    1. Yes Mary, this has been an almost surreal experience. I still cannot get over this. I know it will take time.

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  19. I got tears in my eyes Rimly! I am so sorry about your loss and your pain...we are all hurting. Sending you love and light.

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    1. Thank you so much Nelieta. But I guess life has to gone and we can only hope she is at peace wherever she is.

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  20. You forgot in your pain
    Colors of hope
    Are not far behind
    The piercing thorns…

    LOVED this ending! It sent a shiver down my spine and put a somber smile on my face. Powerful words. xo

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  21. Dear Rimly,

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, I do appreciate it so much.
    Love your poem here. It's so amazing and I wished that I could one like that one too..

    By the way, followed your blog.

    Hope you could follow mine too and let's exchange thoughts together.

    Love Lots,

    Einstein and Mirmo

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    1. Hey Albert, so good to see you here. Sure I will follow your blog. You did a great job on that poem. Keep it up. You will write beautifully, just follow your heart.

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  22. A very passionate tribute to Sancheeta. In spite of not knowing her quite well, I am hurt by the sudden turn of events. If only she had known . . .

    Joy always,
    Susan

    P. S: On a lighter vein, Albert Einstein grabbed your badge!!! How super is that!

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    1. That he did!!!! Thank you Susan. It is still a mystery about Sancheeta.

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  23. Rimly, this one brought tears to my eyes. I'm sending you a really big hug today. Even in sorrow your poetry is beautiful.
    XO

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    1. Thank you Leah, my friend. Hugging you back

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  24. Rimly, those who have to go, will go. In a span of just one week, I witnessed the loss of my best friend's mother, and another best friend's 3 DAYs old daughter. The irony is just too perplexing. And I started dreading phone calls from friends, fearing another news.. It's such a crazy thing, you lose someone like that - no body in the world can give enough consolation or words just seem inadequate when the person who is bearing the loss sheds tears. It is the most helpless feeling I have ever encountered and all I think is, People do go away. And leave us behind.
    :(
    Strength and prayers to you, Rimly..
    Love
    Punam

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    1. I am so sorry for all the loss that you have had to face, Punam. This was so sudden that It still perplexes me sometimes, but life goes on and you have to flow with the tide, taking with us the good memories.
      Strength and prayers to you too Punam

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  25. Hi, Rimly! ~

    This reminds me of private messages from the past. Powerful. Haunting. Heartbreaking.

    XOXOXOXO

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    1. Thank you Linda. I guess death spares no one and we all have faced the loss of loved ones through death.

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  26. Just soo painful and deep rim..

    XOXOXO!!!
    MAni

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  27. Rimly, this touched me so deeply. I'm still at a loss to understand the hows and whys but as long as we never forget the goodness of our friend she will live on. The healing for us does continue though. It will be a long process to be fully healed over this.

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    1. Yes Tameka I agree. The first two weeks were real difficult for me but I am trying to move on and remember her the way I last saw her. Wherever she is I hope she is happy and at peace.

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  28. You've put me in awe, that was a beautifully written poem. Very touching and thought provoking.
    Great Post! =]

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    1. Thank you Kiara. The poem is about someone very close to me that I lost very recently.

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  29. Inspiring story there. What occurred after?
    Thanks!
    my website > By Carlos Hemet

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting. This was a poem about a very dear friend and sister that I lost

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