The Day I Almost Lost You

By Linshan Thiyam

 

The day I almost lost you 

Time asserted its value upon me 

Like the constant beat of a blacksmith. 

Regrets poisoned my veins 

Until I found the nerves that buried it. 

I forgave myself and overlooked 

To realise that the dawn was not far away.

Since then,I walked an extra mile everyday 

Knowing you would wait at the finish line,proudly.

Let us walk,father,

Come what may;

Everest to the Mariana trench,

Arctic to the great Sahara,

Together, we shall triumph!

Today, if Time knocks on my door

I shall proudly say,

As a man of staunch follower of Nirvana,

I'm proud of the inevitable failure;

I've not conquered my desire 

To be his son till eternity.
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This poem won in Instagram Weekly Contest held by @delhipoetryslam on the theme 'An Experience That Changed My Life'

5 comments

  • Marvellously written! Very interesting use of vocables and love the way you justified the theme. Great poem👏

    Arif Hussain
  • Beautifully written😍. Death is inevitable and time flies away faster than our thoughts but we can choose how we spend that time; cherishing each and every moment with our dear ones💗

    Selena Moirangthem
  • Awesome bro, keep it up, I’m proud of you!👌👌👍👍🤘🤘

    Krishna
  • What a talent! Proud of u bro u have a talent to explore. Waiting for the next

    Robin
  • What a talent! Proud of u bro u have a talent to explore. Waiting for the next

    Robin

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