#20.Memoir of a Broken Heart

I heard her thoughts
She was looming about paradise
I took her hand
I held it tight

Under the night-sky so bright
Her face lit up my heart
All that bittersweet despair
That nearly tore us apart

She hugged me tight
She made me promise
Of a life of pondering happiness
Yet loving sanctity and madness

This silly game made me smile
And laugh and cry
She wiped my tears
And kissed me goodnight


I am a hysterical romantic recovering from ‘restless heart syndrome’. This poem dwells into my plethora of emotions. This is a tribute for you, S.

The protagonist is facing untold worries in his head. He is trying to be peaceful. His entire world revolved around one single entity – his love.

He recalls every single moment, every single word and every single breath with her.
The memories keep hitting him over and over again and he just sits with himself in comfort. So, he decides to let his mind introspect once and for all.

… And the outcome?

Well, it is magical and beyond imagination to any normal person. This poem sums up the protagonists thoughts into one.
His soul feels calmer yet remnants of a love still haunts him. Memories never ever fade away. The protagonist has decided to cherish each and every memory with her.

Maybe that’s what life is all about – To appreciate every small thing around you and live the experiences.

“She said I can’t take this place,
I’m leaving it behind.
Well she said I can’t take this town,
I’m leaving you tonight.”
Letterbomb by Green Day

“Give me a long kiss goodnight,
And everything will be alright…”
Give Me Novacaine by Green Day

Thank you,
Arjun Rajeev


P.S: The poem is protected by a creativecommons license.



#1.A Lifetime Of Reveries

I walk streets unheard of 
Slip into the taciturn nights 
I watch the skylines 
Alone, I stroll into the piercing cold
With no angst nor worry 
I am thy savior here
To serve you in your time 
I have neither name nor face
I remain an enigma to you 
You may recall my shadows 
But underneath the exterior 
There lies a no-one to you
I have neither cap nor cape 
Vengeance strolls down my spine 
Call me a hero or villain? 

I walk into the depths of the abyss 
Crawl behind the shadows 
Evil flows along my veins 
My dark passenger follows 
I have committed the crime of the century 
To fulfill my every need
I plot my malicious game in the midst of town
Invincible, I remain hidden amongst the common
The world remains subtle
Unaware of the enigma they need to face
You have all seen my face
The silence whispers my name 
To pursue that urge I bear 
Insanity is on its brim 
I am the hunted, I am the one
But I have committed my last laugh
Call me a hero or villain?



‘A Lifetime Of Reveries’ was my official entry for the 

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

The theme was ‘Heroes and Villains’. 

I had exciting ideas but I trusted my instincts and went with my first plan which was to write a poem showing a character with a dual personality. He is living in a dystopia with crime around every corner. Humanity is failing miserably and a need for a hero is extremely necessary. There exists a dark side to the character too; something haunting him for ages and ages. He appears to be both a megalomaniac as well as a savior. 


Thank you, 

Arjun Rajeev 

P.S: The poem is protected by a creativecommons license.