Poems of Love: She Took You

Take me back
To love; to that state of mind
When it was all the same thing;

Take me back to when we spent hours on the bed
Hours of feeling;
What we wanted to feel forever
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?

When She was coming to get you
What I couldn’t; you foresaw
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
Struggling to escape her claw.

Ugly; as her grip grew tougher
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
As your breath went shorter, and your eyes were dimmer
Why couldn’t I have you? Forever, forever.

I wish you had been louder,
When she made you suffer
I wish Love was stronger
So I could ask her to leave you with me: forever, forever.

But as she held you closer and made you suffer
I watched Love grow weaker
Is there nothing that defeats her?
Ever; ever?

Poems and prose spoke;
When she came; she stole
People you love; and people who love
Their bodies, mind and soul.

Too soon, too young
Too strong to succumb
Too blue, she took you
Love watched her; dumb

She was Death
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
She left me alone
Dead lover; dead lover.

— Gunjan Sethi


  1. shubhanshu004 · March 10, 2019


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  2. lynyo · March 10, 2019

    The agony is so strong! Thanks for sharing

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  3. the #1 Itinerary · March 10, 2019

    Great post 😄

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  4. Jeremy Kamwaro · March 10, 2019

    Wow loving it

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  5. My Recovery Is Here · March 10, 2019

    Wonderful I sent you message on Instagram

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  6. Gurjar Field Travel · March 10, 2019

    It’s lovely

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  7. collectingcoffee · March 12, 2019

    Wow what a strong poem. .I always wonder why Death is described as she..I’m just hoping this didn’t happen to you.

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  8. thanisamanyan · March 16, 2019

    Enjoyed the read. Death is interesting in abstract. Watching someone helpless in love is just too sad. Carry on.

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  9. Jack Thomas · March 19, 2019

    I love the reveal of Death towards the end. Brilliant writing, suspenseful and poignant.

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  10. craig lock · March 29, 2019

    Reblogged this on craig's thoughts and commented:
    Hi Gunjan
    Thanks for all the follows *, as the reason I write is to share.
    * (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

    # By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

    * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

    Who says men can’t multi-task!

    Kind regards and happy writing

    “early bird” (very) craig

    “You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.”
    – Colette


    Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

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  11. reebzcom · March 31, 2019

    Truely great.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. AnElephantCant · April 6, 2019

    Powerful piece, full of raw pain.
    Thank you for following AnElephantCant.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. sensualsidd · April 28, 2019

    So deep


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