An Ode to My Departed Love

An Ode To My Departed Love

The chords I played on my guitar,
were like handcuffs of love made of sweet-smelling Jasmine,
with which we chained our wrists together,
and bound our heart and soul to become one.

We have known each other,
for more than a score of years.
We have grown up together,
with you always cheering me on in my musical journey.

You have always encouraged me,
assuring me that your boundless love,
will always be on my side,
thrusting me to greater and newer heights.

Today I stand at the pinnacle of glory,
known to the world at large,
as the champion of musical love,
but oh, my dearest, you are no longer by my side.

Fate has shattered the musical handcuffs,
with which we bound ourselves,
and has left me a lonely soul,
a man with the world at his feet, but a broken heart.

Today I sit by your tombstone in the cemetery,
and in your fond memory,
I strum the chords of a dirge on my guitar,
wishing it could bring you back to me.

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50 Thoughts to “An Ode to My Departed Love”

  1. Such a lovely poem. It really touched my heart. Your use of words are amazing.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  2. Those are such lovely words. Loved the Poem.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  3. Loved the poem and the usage of words. Heartwarming poem.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  4. Sudha Somanathan

    Beautifully written, Jai.. soulful !

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  5. Such beautiful emotions woven beautifully into words.. loved reading this creation.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  6. Such lovely way to share emotions about the departed love. Loved the words sir.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  7. Arulmozhi N

    This is truly heart wrenching πŸ’ž

    1. Jai

      Thanks for the comment and glad you appreciate the nature of the poem.

  8. CurrentlyReadin

    So, this is what bittersweet means!

    1. Jai

      Thanks for the comment. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  9. you can never break the bonds of music.. lovely poem to express an eternal love!

    1. Jai

      Thank you Nupur. You are right. Music does nurture love.

  10. Kavita Singh

    When true emotions flow straight from the heart to your pen, the word touches the right chords of the reader’s heart. Loved reading this πŸ™‚

    1. Jai

      Thanks for those wonderful words. Glad you liked the poem.

  11. This was such a soulful read. Simple and touches the right cord. Stay blessed.

    1. Jai

      Thank you for visiting. Glad you liked the poem.

  12. Liked reading the poem. A complete story in the short verses.

    1. Jai

      Thanks for those kind words of praise, Sona

  13. You have captured the beauty of abiding love.

    1. Jai

      Thank you Tom for the encouraging words.

  14. A sad, but sweet poem! Love the simplicity and style. πŸ™‚

    1. Jai

      Thanks Tina. Glad you liked it.

  15. This was lovely. Bittersweet and at some level a little too close to heart too

    1. Jai

      Thank you, Roshan. Glad you liked the poem.

  16. Jyoti Jha

    A lovely poem the soulful words of which, really touch the chords of heart. Beautifully penned!

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem

  17. Very very relatable, esp in these times

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked it.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem

  18. nicely written and very heart touching..

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem.

  19. Indeed a heart-touching, bittersweet one. What use is a success if you no longer have the loved one to share it with?

    1. Jai

      Yes indeed. Success does not mean much if you can’t share it with your loved one.

  20. This poem has a very melancholy mood.But is also very beautifully written.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much, Amrita. Yes, it is a bit melancholy, I agree. Glad you liked the poem.

  21. This is so beautifully written.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much, Pratibha.

  22. May the love mend the broken heart even though the love is departed. This reminded me of the movie A walk to remember

    1. Jai

      Glad you liked the poem, Poonam. I will watch the movie if I can.

  23. Such golden words . Loved the poem. Reality of life.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much, Jennifer.

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