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I Wish If I were You

Updated on March 30, 2013

So many words for my broken heart
Pain continues and it never stops
Your every wish becomes true
I wish if I were you

Time goes fast
No time to know the spell you've cast
Where hearts we share
I wish if I was there

Blind you are not
But you cry for things you have not got
You are so special to me
I wish if you could see

Would you have stayed for a while
If you were not living in a denial
If it is not a crime
I wish if you were mine

You speak
And I believe
When I look into you, like your eyes I turn blue
I wish if you were true

I lose then I win
Mistakes leave their trace as a sin
If I could be anybody
I wish If I was lucky

Everybody makes fun of my loss
Loved ones get so crossed
But when you stare
I wish if I din't care

Since you have gone, your face is everywhere
The echo of your voice in this room I hear
When this nostalgia kills me
I wish if I could'nt feel

Looking at myself but I can't realize
I try, but why can't I rise?
When you call me
I wish if I was me

-Bena Shiraz


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      4 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      Hi! Bena

      Virah is sanskrit word originally -used in many Indian languages - it could signify several types of separation. A separation from lover- some body whom u love with all the intensity of world (it could be even one sided love - he/she does not even know). It could also signify separation from devatas or God - In Indian ritualism gods and godesses are very colorful (just like ancient greek gods godesses- in India they still are enjoyed) and one can love them and feel for being united with them A feeling of separation from one of them with that type urge is also painful.

      Virah could also signify separation from truth. In ancient Indian philosophies sum total of all happenings - all entities which exist today or ever may have existed or may exist - even nonexistence - each and every thing or event today orin past future is considered to be the only truth - it is sometimes called brahman - the unique truth or

      in a way buddhist ideas of some thing like shunya (infinitesimal) which also originated in India - from which universe evolves. The truth of your own existence is because of separation from this unique truth. The power which causes this feeling of separation is called maya. In symbolic idolism, ritualism and theism, it is sometimes also called shiva (male form of god) and shakti (female form of god). The idols representing them are sometimes male and female sex organs. Thus virah or separation in a way may be also separation from truth as well as an unfulfilled desire to be united- in an ever lasting union of pleasures.

      A poem written to convey pain of virah -separation from lover generally always also can be read as poem with feeling of virah of any of these types. Over all world and each entity in world is so pure that any separation is the same. A vriah feeling from yr lover and an urge to be in union with him/her is quite similar to have in urge to finally leave feeling of separation and be one with the unique truth or a god or goddess.

      With this type of feelings even when u r in fully engrossed in love with yr lover - u feel the love and pleasure or pain every thing of whole world to be with u. Even enjoy the pain of separation too.

      Do u notice that yr poem can also considered as expressions of virah of any of this type.

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      4 years ago from Nowhere

      thank you so much sunilkunnoth and soumyasrajan. (: Would love to know what Virah is (:

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      5 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      nice poem bena, I saw it only now. Full of agony of what we call "virah"

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      You have talent and grip on vocabulary. Wish you all the best. Keep on writing more.

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      5 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Thanks again! I always appreciate kind comments about my writing. Keep up the good work.

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      5 years ago from Nowhere

      thank u so much lupine (: yes I am very much looking forward to making friends here. and don't thank me for the fan mail, your writings were worth more.

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      5 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Hello, Benashiraz, great poem...keep writing...welcome to hubpages, you will meet lots of friends here as I did. THANKS for following me, and the fan mail! Keep in touch.

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      5 years ago from Nowhere

      Thank you so much. I'm very happy you liked it. English isn't my mother tongue but I write my articles and poems in English, since I love this language like anything. I'd love to write more. Thank you so much (: God bless you.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 

      5 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi there, welcome to Hubpages! Great use of words! This is very expressive! Congratulations, you write really well, your English is very fluent and pleasant to the reader. I wishyou every success here on Hubpages. Have a good day!

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      5 years ago from Nowhere

      Thank you so much. That's very very sweet of you (: I'd love it if you stop by and read my hubs. Thanks alot ^_^

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      5 years ago

      Hi! Welcome on Hubpages! I like your poem!

      I look forward to reading other hubbs:)


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