it’s not goodbye, until we meet again

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i still remember the stories we wove together
like a patchwork quilt suffused with color
i still remember the peacock dance to the first rain
and a sun that refused to show
i still remember the crazed running through streets
trying to locate your favorite incense vendor
i still remember the church with a white steeple
the fervent prayers for this moment to linger
i still remember the bazaar with beads and flowers
the unhurried tea as you had my fortune read
i still remember the flame of the burning candle
and a chilled night in december
i still remember the fireflies we chased
as we walked for hours under a moonless gaze
i still remember the look on your face
when she came over to say hello

if iam to forget, then i must say my farewells
this part of the journey, i find on my own
if we meet someday, please, i want you to walk away
for my mind is full of memories that refuse to fade.

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47 thoughts on “it’s not goodbye, until we meet again

  1. “i still remember the look on your face
    when she came over to say hello”
    My joy with this poem came to a screeching halt with these two lines. Beautifully written.

  2. Hello Anamika,

    The last stanza is just awesome, and I am sure most of us can relate to this,

    You have a good collection of jewellery too.

    Very well written πŸ™‚ Loved it.

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