Your Namesake


There isn’t a lot left from what we were
Save for your name that still hangs
On my tongue like the taste of sugar.

It rests between my lips, as they meet
It lies in the pain, as my lower lip is bit
And it ends on the roof as the tip it greets.

Along came a stranger, with a song
Shook my hand, but upon hearing his name,
It was my world that shook, after so long.

A strawberry smile he had too,
But every moment, a pinch on my forearm
To remind me, it’s not you, it’s not you.

I stayed away to save myself, but in restless crowds,
His eyes followed; I admit, my heart stirred,
Because try as I did, they sought me out.

Upon his smile are a million lies of love true
Knees tremble, I want to give in too
Years may have passed, but Iย longingly
Remind myself,

It’s not you,
It’s not you…



23 thoughts on “Your Namesake

  1. meenamenon March 22, 2016 / 11:11 PM

    This bought the entire scene alive! U write beautifully

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sreesha Diva March 23, 2016 / 1:41 PM

      Thank you so much, Meena ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Lata Sunil March 23, 2016 / 9:36 AM

    Wow Sreesha… beautiful again.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sreesha Diva March 23, 2016 / 1:42 PM

      Ahhh, coming from someone who doesn’t like poetry, that’s something! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Sreesha Diva March 24, 2016 / 9:23 AM

      Thank you so much, Margaret ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Soumya Prasad March 31, 2016 / 12:57 PM

    I hate the fact that I could so relate to this! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    But so beautifully done. If it had to bring out hidden memories, imagine the power your words have! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sreesha Diva March 31, 2016 / 9:35 PM

      Aww, hugs, dear. โค
      Glad you liked it!


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