THE LONG AGO LACUNA

The most unfrequented quarter of the town, they always told,

Quite a prison it was, for a mischievous six year old;

That was the day we moved in, cloud envelopes had brought a chill,

But it wasn’t long before I found the next-door girl staring aghast from behind the grille.

She looked much elder but it was hard to keep her queer, eccentric disposition covered,

The benign look, those bewildered eyes spoke long tales of agony, of being abhorred;

My little self catered a friendly hand towards her,

To which she gave an unsure smile and shook it with both of hers.

I knew others called her mad, they cajoled me into leaving her shade,

But I used to go back to my dear friend, perhaps the best one I have ever made;

Little did I know that I was just a guest there,

Soon we shifted, she howled and I cried more for her than me, I left her forlorn again, I left her there

But, then it was different, after years I stood there again at her gate,

My mind’s besieged by the forces of broken friendship, the lost mate;

Even the so-called stable minds forget people at flick of seconds, I suspected if she would recall me at all;

I felt like a lunatic in this cosmos to expect an eccentric to remember me after ages have got over their calls.

Past the unlocked gate stood a gloomy garden reminiscing the angelic times,

There she was, sitting on the garden chair as she looked at me; Ah! The same look, dread-ridden;

I went over to her and she grabbed my hand but I chose to stay calm,

I could see her breaking down as she removed a chain from her neck and pushed it onto my palm.

It struck me that it was mine, a clear memory rushed my mind,

Something I thought was lost as a dear departed curio, to be found only if ages rewind;

Tears rolled down her cheeks as she let out my name in the same disrupted speech, poor soul,

But I must admit that I wept, yes, I wept like a child, perhaps poorer soul.

Β© Megha Bose 2018

Photo Credit: https://goo.gl/images/4EfCea

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58 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautifully expressed. Bravo

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Thank you.😊

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  2. Quillpen says:

    Managed to bring a strange yet beautiful feeling for the reader!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Glad to know that. 😊

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  3. Scarpoe says:

    Excellent concept, genius execution. Thank you.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Thank you.😊 Thanks to you for reading.

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      1. Scarpoe says:

        How can I not read such great work?

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      2. Thank you.😊

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Orvillewrong says:

    Wonderfully poignant!

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Thank you.😊

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  5. indishe says:

    A touching tale of two friends shades apart but bound in spirit

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Exactly! Thanks for stopping by.😊

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  6. Terry says:

    A wonderful tale.

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    1. Thank you.😊

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  7. Shubhi says:

    Wow…that friendship lost n found…n was found…. Beautiful…

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    1. Really..its wonderful. Thanks 😊

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you.😊

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Enjoyed reading your post. We lose a lot along the way, and there is certainly something to be found also.

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    1. Yup but we donot lose them completely. Some memories are locked safely in our mind forever. It’s wonderful if we really find them again.

      Thank you.πŸ˜€

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  9. Wow. This makes me think so much about my childhood. I recently reconnected with someone I haven’t spoken with since elementary school. Very touching.

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    1. Congratulations on the beautiful recollection. Glad to know you could relate. 😊

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  10. Graci says:

    Beautifully penned. Really touching…

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Thank you.😊

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Marly Rizma says:

    Wow i like it….excellen concept….πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you.😊

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      1. Marly Rizma says:

        πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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  12. jottingink says:

    A different topic …lovely

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    1. Thank you.😊

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  13. Well written πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you.πŸ˜€

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  14. divyanchi says:

    Thanks for adding me in ur beautiful blogging world πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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    1. You’re welcome.😊

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      1. divyanchi says:

        πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  15. lorac888890 says:

    I write poems too. It’s nice to read something different.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you.😊

      Like

  16. Reina says:

    So beautiful ❀️

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  17. Jack "Blimprider" Tyler says:

    Ah, a writer I see, fellow traveler on the seas of imagination. As a rule, I don’t delve deeply into poetry, as, I will freely admit, my shoot-em-up-loving soul often doesn’t “get” the deeply nuanced language that poetry uses to make its points. I’m sure there’s a lot in this one that has flown right over my head as well, but it has a spirit of something lost, never known yet somehow missed, that has touched my own. I’ll be back around from time to time, and it will be my honor to follow your endeavors.

    I’m thrilled to make your acquaintance, and congratulations on your award. I’ll see you around from time to time, and will be looking forward to our encounters. Have a wonderful life!

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    1. I am glad to be able to touch your deeper sense through my words. Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog garden. I’ll definitely love to see you here again. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ

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  18. I’ve been enjoying your blog! Therefore, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Congratulations!!!. It’s completely optional to take part, but can be a great way to promote you blog.😊😊

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    1. Thank you so much.😊

      Like

  19. MOMENTS says:

    How past and present intermingle
    in your poem unique and single.
    So glad you wept like a child
    at the encounter wild and mild.
    That’s the real sense of life
    otherwise there’d be no strife.
    And thank you for the follow,
    these things keep away sorrow.
    πŸŒˆβ˜€οΈπŸ˜‡

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. πŸ˜€

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      1. MOMENTS says:

        You are welcome.

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  20. -Eugenia says:

    Brilliant piece! Thank you. BrewNSpew. πŸ™‚

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  21. BellyBytes says:

    So was it a ghost or purely imagination?

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    1. Nope, dear. She was real.

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  22. DutchIl says:

    Well written and thanks for sharing!!… πŸ™‚

    β€œThere are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, people we can’t live without but have to let go.” Nancy Stephan

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  23. Kurian says:

    You are indeed a great blogger. I am fortunate to follow

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