Originally written for Mike’s ‘Off’ challenge.


Twilight of Love



We stand on the bank of the river,
Gazing far into the horizon,
Each deep in his respective thoughts

Sunsets
On the twilight of our relationship…

Departing sun reflects in your eyes
The pain of our tormented years:
Your face- ashen gray
Your eyes- death of hope-
Alive only to the realization of
A love no more…

Silent words flow back and forth
Between us
All is said and done
Everything is understood

Yet, so much unsaid,
So much unexplained,
Yet, the anguished pain…

We, the companion of the spring,
At the autumn of our relationship,
Are, strangers still…

We turn to each other-
our eyes meet-
Yet, we do not speak:
Futility of words shrieks…

I swallow the lump in my throat,
My eyes burn with unshed tears,
The vessels, emptied, over the years…

The water slowly flows down the river,
Reminiscent of our bygone years…

Sun sinks in the horizon,
Witness to our bleak farewell…

We part and slowly go our ways
Never to meet again…

And
With you goes a part of me
With you dies a part of me
Never to live again…


Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright©: Zoya Zaidi




Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2006-10-13 at 13:34

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Veld Cooper
So poignant, sad and brilliantly written.
"We, the companion of the spring,
At the autumn of our relationship,
Are, strangers still..."

Wow, wow and wow again!
Veld
2006-10-15


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Zoya, there is a beauty in the sadness. It happens this way because of your poetic heart. It is the expression, the flow, the movement of your emotions, the feelings that you evoke that work in harmony to create this poem. Your soul sings. love you, Zoya. Kathy
2006-10-14


sania
A V. TOUCHING POEM WITH A LIVID DESCRIPTION. IT'S SO SAD TO SUFFER FROM HEARTBREAKS. SOME PEOPLE WHEN GO, LEAVE A VOID BEHIND WHICH REFUSES TO FILL UP.
FULL MARKS TO THIS ONE!
2006-10-14


Saga
So sweet and such sorrow in the departure. Great piece Zoya!!!
2006-10-14


-Angela
so very moving zoya... it graces the heart with such a heavy sadness, showering the reader with the memory of tender love... beautiful.

(((((great big hugs)))))
2006-10-14


Love Knight
hey,,, i love it..
that is all i have to say, because the other compliments say it all..
2006-10-14


Malin Johansson
This is love to the very purest end!!
the beloved friend we have on our side, the fairytale story about love...
Lovely and GREAT poem here and a very good poem that tops the list of Michaels Challenge... :))
Hugs to you
2006-10-13


David Hazell
Hatefully perfect. You know what I mean of course. It's a great poem.
2006-10-13


BlueyedSoul
Oh Zoya....another piece of your perfection. ~sighs~
~Blue
2006-10-13


wee2souls
this is such a very moving piece
in awe..Zoya BEAUTIFUL...
hugs to you
cindy
2006-10-13


Rob Graber
"Witness to our bleak farewell..."
Beautifully done!
2006-10-13


penfold18
Beautifully soft and gentle yet full of such sorrow,the loss of love that is unrepairable has a sadness all of its own you have captured the mood completely Zoya.
2006-10-13


Angel_in_disguise
it's beautiful....
2006-10-13


Richard
How sad is the parting. And still there remains some fragments of tender moments in your everloving heart.
Hugs,
Richard
2006-10-13



Wow Zoya, you describe the setting of this loves sun so succinctly that the imagery just screams regret and distress that every reader will be able to identify with from some time in their lives for sure. Excellent putting to bed. I feel for you, but one door closes, you know the rest. Everything is for a reason. We have to hold that thought. Smiling at you, Tai
2006-10-13


Ian Bowen
Zoya, a wonderful piece of writing, that had me enraptured right to the end.
Ian xxx
2006-10-13


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
Zoya this is so beautiful and gentle how could a mortal read this and not be entranced well done and may i include it in the ultimate love challenge too rgds Mike a big kiss if you do agree xxx lolololol

and when i kiss they stay kissed xx
2006-10-13


Daybreaker
Beautiful dying love.

If it's something I've learned of loved ones gone it is that the parts of them inside you never die, they grow to become small entities of love, all alive in themselves.

Excellent write!
2006-10-13