Poem: Venomous Steps

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You asked her to leave, she left.

You asked her to forget, she forgot.

Just come for once, and

See how the wounds

Have left cavernous scars all over…

But,

What would you understand?

For ‘Only the wearer knows where

The shoe pinches’

Oh woe!

At least tell the poor Soul –

Which balm would she rub on the scars of your Love?

What is death?

Ask her, my friend! She has died a thousand deaths

The day you treaded with venomous steps…

The day you treaded with venomous steps…


~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2015

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Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

This one is beautiful in its misery. I identify with this one unfortunately. I have been through many heartbreaks of betrayal.

The music was really enchanting with a sadness attached to it, and then he started the English lyrics. Fabulous!! You don't hear the clarinet much, and it doesn't get a lot of recognition as melodious in tune, but my mother and my sister actually played the clarinet. It just has to find the right song. :)


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Missy,

I feel you… I feel you. A friend of mine recently went through heartbreak. It’s painful, yes, I can see. But it is always helpful to extract thoughts and place them on a piece of paper.

I am glad you like the music. He sings the English song with vigour and totally blows us away. Yeah, clarinet isn’t played quite often, but it is melodious indeed. So musicians run in your family! Awesome :)


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Venkatachari M 11 months ago from Hyderabad, India

THis is beautiful poem describing the wounds of a broken heart. The essence of her misery in so many few lines.

The song in the video is excellent. Enjoyed both your poem and the music.


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Venkatachari ji. I appreciate your visit here. Bhala ho :)


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manatita44 11 months ago from london

You tell it beautifully. A sob, sob one, my Dear. Oh for the pain of the heartache of human love! Superbly done!


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Manatita. After a sad day, comes a glad day. (smile). Appreciations.


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swalia 11 months ago

Awesome!


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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia

This is an amazing poem Surabhi, sometimes heartache is meant to be and when a relationship is just not working.

I recently read this quote by Liam Neeson: "Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt."

I loved your included images...perfect...a well a the song. Good job.


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word55 11 months ago from Chicago

Hi Surabhi, still catching up on your amazing poetry. This one was another special. You write of someone diving in the deepest part of the river of love but was a skilled swimmer, survived and swam back to shore to express in an amazing poem of a profound love affair experience. Captivating!


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Shaloo,

I thank you, my friend. Glad you like it. Have a great weekend!

Jodah,

Thank you for sharing the quote – so meaningful. Heartaches make us stronger at the end of the day. I haven’t gone with any yet (smile). This is just an experience seeing the people gone through the daggers of blind love. Much peace.

Al,

Wow! I like your comment. I find it poetic. Bless you and wish you a great weekend, bro. Take care.


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shprd74 11 months ago from Bangalore

Excellent. I missed it don't know how. Surabhi.

As sun sets in the west,

solitude sets in to test my guts.

it catches up, every night.

Since the night, i walked out.

I won't declare that this pain is fine.

But its my own, on my own.

- Hari


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Hari bhai.

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