My Missing Half

When I wake up in the morning,
I want to hear your beautiful voice,
Only the radio alarm makes me realize,
that my other half is missing from my world.

You bestowed so much love and affection,
that you became the other half of mine,
For thirty some inseparable years,
we were each others heart and mind.

Your call to the pearly gates of the heaven came too early,
no one could save you from the dreaded heart attack,
I watched in deep sorrow and pain,
my other half vanishing before my eyes on the banks of river Ganges.

There is lingering emptiness in my heart,
I try to find my missing half anywhere I could,
Sometimes I see you in the waves of the ocean,
other times I see you smiling in my garden with roses.

You were a shadow of my self,
Now I can't find that shadow even in the midday Sun,
However I see that shadow in the full Moon,
smiling at me and filling my empty heart with love divine.

by Jay P Narain

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Comments (2)

surprised to see your poem on same topic. the language of yearning is universal, it seems! liked it.
Very very beautiful, although it is sad! A 10 from me, I think this was hard to write...or maybe it was a katharsis! ~~Elya Thorn~~