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Roses

by Dr. Jaipal Singh
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As early picks in life
While still a young teenager
From my ancestral rose garden
Two beautiful roses I picked
Which remained undelivered
One was yellow and the other red
One was for my best friend
The other for someone I loved
Destiny had different plans, however.

A lifetime has passed ever since
Whenever my scrapbook I open
To peek into my reminiscences
I find those not so lucky roses
Still tagged, giving me a reminder
Once so fresh and bright petals
Now dried with faded luster
Narrate their own story of sort
Then remorseful I wonder, like me
Their fate too is sealed, forever.

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20-Jun-2012

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks a lot.

jairathore
21-Jun-2012 06:47 AM

Comment excellent..congratz!!

Rupradha
21-Jun-2012 01:00 AM

Comment
Welcome :-)

alwaysaparna
20-Jun-2012 09:58 AM

Comment Thanks, Aparna Ji, as ever you have given commensurate colour and fragrance.

jairathore
20-Jun-2012 08:31 AM

Comment Yes, Dr Kumarendra, during early life many of us have honest and pure emotions and ambitions which may or may not see a day but some of them are so evocative as to haunt lifelong. I am glad you liked it.

jairathore
20-Jun-2012 08:27 AM

Comment Very well composed poems, Jaipal ji. It is a pity the emotions froze with the time like, 'Meri baat rahi mere man mei, kuchh kahan saki uljhan mei.' Congratulations.

Kumarendra Mallick
20-Jun-2012 07:06 AM


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