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Sunday, 10 April 2016

The bleak, fateful moment


The bleak, fateful moment,
The moment just before
The soul irrevocably leaves the body
When the mind is excruciatingly restless
The heart, numb and ravage
The soul clueless,
But it sure weeps
And yearns passionately for its loved ones.

Yes, that fateful moment
When your soul was longing
For a gentle caress of a loved one,
A few solacing words
And one last assurance to be remembered...
How I wish I was there
To ease your frenzied suffering
Wish I could hold you and not let you go...

-Purba Chakraborty
(10.04.2016)

P.S. Yesterday was the death anniversary of my cousin sister, Disha. She succumbed to depression and ended her life. Whenever I think about her, countless regrets and innumerable memories flood my mind. This poem was my free flowing thoughts on her death anniversary. You are deeply missed angel and you will live in my heart as long as I live.

Linking this poem to Poetry Pantry #297


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28 comments:

  1. So sad to hear about your loss... I know for a fact you often just need to talk a person to make them change their mind... (I have talked a man out of suicide once)... and I can so much understand your words.

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  2. Oh Purba.. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Beautiful tribute.

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  3. So sorry to know about your cousin sistr. May her beautiful soul rest in peace. I can understand how hard and low a person feels...the void in heart. :(

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  4. Such a heartbreaking loss. I am so sorry, Purba. You will remember her always.

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  5. I lost my sister too very early unnaturally...I so understand your words Purba.

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  6. What a heartfelt poem...so full of the depth of grief at such profound loss.

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  7. I hear you, Purba. So sad to lose someone to suicide; and I think we always wonder if there is anything we might have done to change that suffering, to prevent the act that ended the life. I am sorry for your loss, Purba. It is hard when life hands us these kinds of blows.

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  8. Oh my heart is breaking reading this Purba. I feel this way when I think about my dad's death.

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  9. No matter how much we love and care for someone, ultimately they make that final decision themselves. This a beautiful tribute to her and the love you had for her and it hurts so much that she is no longer here.

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  10. Passionate words, full of love and sorrow...'deeply missed angel' she is... evocative poem...thank you for sharing

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  11. U are an artistic writer :) keep rocking

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  12. Very sorry for your loss.
    Some wounds take long to heal.

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  13. very sorry to hear about your cousin sweetie... may she rest in peace...
    beautiful expression... am sure she is smiling from above... and sending you her blessings... :-) Hugs!

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  14. Sad to hear about you loss. I believe she's in a better place.
    The poem is written well, only if it wasn't so sad.

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  15. So sorry for your loss Purba...the yearning in the last three lines makes the grief so deep....

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  16. May her beautiful soul rest in peace. Heartfelt Poem!

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  17. Am sad at your loss, Purba. May Disha's soul find what her body and mind could not..peace!

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  18. Sorry to hear the news, Purba.. A great Tribute to the lady!

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  19. It was actually hard for me to find words...how deep you think about it. I wish there is always someone in everyone's life to support them and guide them so that they don't take this extreme step. Wonderful poem dear :-)

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  20. Her story saddens me as I, myself, have been in some state of depression before. It was not an easy time for me back then but with the help of friends & my family I wan able to get through the tough times. I feel sorry for her that she didn't realize how much she was loved & cared by the people around her. May she rest in peace now & forever. :)

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  21. A heartfelt poem, Purba. A great tribute to Disha. May she rest in peace!

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  22. It must be very tough on you to lose your cousin. May she and you find peace.

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  23. Very heartfelt and poignant poem Purba. It's so sad losing your dear one after such a cruel mental ailment. I can feel you pain through your words. May God bestow peace to Disha's soul.

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  24. A lot of sad pieces in the Pantry this week... all written well as your piece.
    ZQ

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  25. A wonderful commemoration - i am sure even though people reach a desperate point their thoughts are still with their loved ones as much as their loved ones remain connected to them..

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  26. This is poignant and sad. I am very sorry for your great loss Purba. :-(

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