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Scrapbook

by Dr. Jaipal Singh
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In the recent past
In a visit to the home town
Nostalgic about the reminiscent past
I unearthed a hidden treasure
The Scrapbook of an innocent boy
An emotional teenage dreamer
The book a sole witness, and
Old camaraderie of his adolescent past.

Some forgotten memories
And some forgotten tales
Reminding of the yesteryears' events
As if it all happened on the day last.

The fresh and bright red rose
A reminder of an unfinished tale
Once so eager to present you
But never found an occasion or courage
Those not so lucky dried petals
Color faded yet lustre remains
Even after so many decades
The saga and testimony of a love
So pure, ethereal and sublime.

The faded white envelope
You know inscribed what
An alibi it was real not fake
And a few so nicely done kymographs
Of the tender tiny heart,
That poor innocent creature
Both of us had to share blame
And have it in equal halves.

Then a few quotes and unquotes
Narratives of spoken and unspoken
Of those happy and sad moments
Of the blooming love
And the growing friendship
A romance destined to never end
During the life and afterward.

And how can one forget
Lyrics of that serene sweet song
Those clustered white flowers
Of the unforgettable rajnigandha
With the everlasting fragrance
White on black remained at best
On the page in the last.

Image © Getty Images

14-May-2012

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Comments on this Poem

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Welcome, Jaipal Ji.

The photo goes well with your beautiful poem :-)

alwaysaparna
15-May-2012 04:15 AM

Comment Thanks, Aparna Ji, I really liked the photograph.

jairathore
15-May-2012 01:45 AM


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