Poems by Gopal Krishan

Trying to Forget

a poem by

Gopal Krishan

In this world of deceptive moments,
in this world of mean and strange new faces around,
I wanted to give you a smile,
a smile to carry,
to keep you laughing,
while for others, tears may torment.

My tears will always wish you the best,
my heart will always ride with,
I will forever keep remembering you,
for trying to forget will lead to a test,
test of
unchained, untrained skills
which would require me very hard to apply
my thoughts to focus.

And when I focus my thoughts,
again my tears will flow,
my heart will render screams
because when my thoughts would focus
again…
I’ll be remembering you… VERY SERIOUSLY.

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Perfect Gift

a poem by

Gopal Krishan

I would have seen you as a goddess of spring,
wearing your jewels of flowers,
spreading sweet fragrance around yourself
and making flowers bloom with your smile…
   if I could have gifted you a Valley of flowers.

I would have seen you as a small angel,
with starry dreaminess in your eyes,
stars all entangled in your hair
and sitting atop your magic wand…
   if I could have gifted you the stars of heaven.

I would have seen you as an eternal desire,
wearing white, smooth, silky robe
woven of the moonlight itself
illuminated by the light of love…
   if I could have gifted you the moon itself.

I would have seen you as a free bird,
soaring uninhibited amongst the clouds
playing with the colours of human emotions
spreading the music of love and harmony…
   if I could have gifted you the wings of fantasy.

I would have seen you as a small child,
playing in the protective embrace of my arms,
rediscovering your childhood
as I shield you from all the pains and sorrows…
   if I could have gifted you all the joys of this world.

As beautiful you are now,
you would be then too
had I been
able to gift you any of these,
but I know I can’t
All I can gift you today
are a few nonsense loving words,
lots of caring thoughts
and all my love
In short all I can gift you today
Is ME…

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