Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow…

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This poem is for all those who have to stay away from the one they love, in the name of duty responsibility or any other reason. Parting from someone whom you want to stay with forever, is difficult but sometimes that’s how life is. You just have to wait until you can meet again.

Funny how you realize how much you love a person when you have to say goodbye.

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I wait for you with abated breath,

A spring in my step, a twinkle in my eye,

My excitement hard to contain,

Minutes crawl like hours…

 

The house is cleaned, the flowers arranged,

The table is laid, the food is made,

My clothes are pressed, my hair is done,

I glance at the clock, is it working?

 

I see the headlights, I hear your steps,

The doorbell rings-twice-that’s you!

My heart skips a beat, my joy spills over,

You’re here.

 

Let me look at you, let me talk to you,

Let me listen to your stories, let me sit by your side,

Let me wake the whole night long, let me hold you,

Let me know you’re here, let me be by your side…

 

Morning comes, I watch you asleep,

Tired from your travels, you rest in peaceful slumber,

My heart is content,

You’re here.

 

Days pass like speeding hours, my heart heavier by each day,

That you will be gone before long,

I am painfully aware-

And I must begin my wait again…

 

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28 responses to “Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow…”

  1. milan rajkumar Avatar

    Pl may I ask what’s your profession ?

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I am a banker by profession. You could check out my ‘About’ page. Also please read my latest blog post. It was inspired by your comments.

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      1. milan rajkumar Avatar

        Wow that’s awesome ! I teach about bank and I met a banker friend ! 🤓

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes I read it in your About page.

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      2. milan rajkumar Avatar

        N B …O sure I shall , and thank you so much

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  2. milan rajkumar Avatar

    Beautiful with a Shakespearean oxymoron for a name , it seems like life is always on the move for you .

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I am really happy you liked it. Yes…life always seems to have a surprise in store just when I think there’s not going to be a shake up😊…currently it’s this…

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      1. milan rajkumar Avatar

        It always is , but …if winter comes , ….!!!!!

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Ha ha…can spring be far behind ( P.B. Shelley)

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          1. milan rajkumar Avatar

            Uufff , my mind all jumbled , thought it was Shakes

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  3. milan rajkumar Avatar

    Beautiful , with a Shakespearean oxymoron for

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  4. mitadaur Avatar

    Beautifully expressed in words. Yes, it’s sweet sorrow, but maybe more sorrow than its sweet 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Mitadaur for commenting. I totally agree with you. It’s not as sweet as Shakespeare had us believe😊

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  5. Moushmi Radhanpara Avatar

    This was just lovely, brought out the feelings so well.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Moushmi very much for sharing your opinion on the poem. I am happy you liked it.

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  6. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    You do a great job here of bringing to life that experience of waiting and then the joy of being rewarded by the presence of someone you love 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Andrea for your kind words😊. It’s really nice to know that you could experience the feeling through the poem.

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  7. TNR Nair Avatar
    TNR Nair

    Yes, I can understand the agony that one experiences when similarly placed.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      😊only one who has experienced it can understand it.

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  8. Nisthur Anadi Avatar
    Nisthur Anadi

    Beautifully expressed.

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  9. Ben Aqiba Avatar

    Great poem and quotes

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Ben. Appreciate your commenting.

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      1. Ben Aqiba Avatar

        You are so welcome Smith’s

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  10. priti c Avatar
    priti c

    Soulful blog really liked it a lot 👌

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Preeti for commenting. I am happy you liked it😊

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