In Love….all over again

That day, a sweet fragrance swept in
          through the windows of my dream
Colours from the morning sun
          brought back memories of last spring

Like a brush moving softly on a canvas
          the rays painted a picture on the floor
A hazy face, a forgotten smile
          brought memories long lost as lore

Some shadows arose of past evening walks
          some voices echoed with your radiant laugh
The smell that came with fresh rain drops
          Reminded of nights you wept, on my behalf

Those days of love have long gone
          and gone are the nights of rain
But yet I smile remembering your shining eyes
          which make me fall in love, all over again… 

                                                                -Saunak Pal

Tale of a Starry Night

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This is a tale of one strange evening
When bright stars smiled along with their siblings
   Amidst stray clouds the half-moon stayed
Playing hide and seek with those who looked up and cared

I felt a cool breeze passing through my hair
As if someone touched to tell me “I care”

She came to see me, that very night
To take me away from the long day’s plight
Her sweet smile, her kind gaze
was all that I needed to clear the haze

Hand in hand we talked for hours
At times we laughed at times we were in tears
We shared all stories some personal some vague
To confide can be serene, I realised that very day

From childhood memories to present day fears
All seemed at peace with the passing hours
Along came dawn with the brightest star of all
Her sun-kissed bright eyes giving me hope to go on

Calmed and in peace I closed my eyes
Not knowing she will be gone as soon as I rise

She might have been an angel, a kind angel of the night
Who came to share my stories and relieve me of my plight

Smiling to myself I went back to my usual day
Hoping for another strange starry night

To meet my friend ‘the angel’;
Somewhere on the way

-Saunak Pal

In Search of the Distant Light

On the open road he ran
Towards a distant light
Leaving behind the days of youth
To achieve all that he might

Was advised
‘work hard, when you are young
To rejoice the days to come
To earn all the riches of the future
Buckle up, there’s no time for FUN’

Days went by and so did years
But still on the road he ran
Many cities went past and so did friends
He seldom stopped to turn

To the dazzling light he had to reach
Which still stayed far away
In search of the luminous unknown
Many candles flickered away

Now the dreams have long faded
and so has the yearning to achieve

Tired and broken he still runs
Coz now
That’s the only way he can
                                                       

                                                                        Saunak Pal