I Wanted To Heal You….


I wanted; wanted

To take away all our pain,

To free you from your aches,

To envelope you in my embrace,

To make you forget all that can’t be erased.


I wanted; wanted

To kiss all your tears,

To chase away all your fears,

To taste all your wounds,

To chaperone you to the tombs.


I wanted; wanted

To cure you of your grief,

To surcease all your strife,

To heal your body, your soul,

To be your cure, an antidote.


I wanted; wanted

To give you all my happiness,

To bestow you only with blissfulness,

To free you of the enchains,

To liberate you, of all the restrains.


And in doing so,

I lost my exulted ecstasy,

My humorous joviality,

My peace, my calm,

My tranquility, the only charm.


And in doing so,

I reached someplace called inferno,

Burning, writhing, for how long I don’t know.

In healing you, I lost myself,

My body, my soul,

And there was left, no antidote.


Sometimes, I wonder though, if at all this is possible. You always wanted everything to fall in place for the other person, you always wanted peace and serenity for them, but in trying to do everything for them, can you really lose yourself? In doing something good for others can you really hurt yourself? Can you really torture and enchain yourself, so, so badly that you fear your presence? Can you really fall to some place so dark?

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A woman questioning almost everything, trying to find answers through her's and your words. I am on an unending quest, walking the paths of unknown. I am walking and walking, may be too slow, but I am doing it. I am happy as long as I do not stop. I will be content to fall, to fly, to swim, to drown, only never to stop.

52 thoughts on “I Wanted To Heal You….

  1. I guess when the love is pure there may be differences but in the end you will grow only, you both will sit together even if its dark till you embrace the light in each other. So may be we just need to wait till then.And yes a great post (with no offence its purely my opinion)

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    1. I would dispute the notion of love ever being pure, rather it is an alloy of selfish desires and inspired friendship. The older I get, the more I think the ancient Greeks were right that friendship was superior to Eros, but I also think true love is the best of both.

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    1. I have been thinking about this very thing, so much, since I posted this yesterday and finally I decided I did not like how I ended this poetry. I hated my own work, leaving myself and my readers without hope, which lead me to change it’s ending. Do let me know if you like the old or the new version.

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  2. sometimes we give up so much of ourselves in a relationship (any type including work etc.) we just burn ourselves up and become nothing but ash because we dont get back what we may need to stay whole. whether it is by choice or just by chance that we dont get what is needed.
    good write

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  3. Amazing write… And yes, it is possible that one can loose themselves at the cost of other’s happiness. Yes one can end up hurting themself trying to keep the smile on the other persons face… True, ppl of such kind too do exist.

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  4. May be it so happens when you keep giving yourself to someone, every bit of you, you lose yourself in the process, you lose the individual you were. And when the other person vanishes your lose your crux and everything becomes disoriented. I could relate to every line you wrote.

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