Till Death Do Us Apart

Haunting echoes of laughter,

Your charming, infectious smile,

Spreading, while crinkling your eyes.

I clutch at those things of past,

Grasping at every last straw,

Oh, all those happy times!

Now only their ghosts remain

Phantom feeling of hands

Together, fingers interlaced.

As a breeze, both hot and cold

Blew against our faces that day,

I strummed my guitar while you

Sang like a nightingale.

As I stand by your grave today

Cold wind whipping my face,

Nothing ever seems the same,

Memories, just washed away.

Smiling, on the ground you lay,

As if dreaming, never to wake.

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Love Ballad

 

This ballad is basically a translation of this song. Thank you, Atif Aslam, for this beauty!

When you stepped into the threshold of my heart

I wrote my life in your name, oh beloved!

Whatever I have ever said about you,

Comes from the deepest recess of my heart,

And is the complete truth.

 You have taught me how to live, dearest,

 You have taught me how to live life to the fullest.

 But you haven’ taught me how to live without you,

Now how will I live without you?

Now that you are here, beloved,

My world is adorned.

My Earth has found its sky.

We are two halves, who, when brought together,

Teach each other how to live.

You have taught me how to live, dearest,

You have taught me how to live life to the fullest.

But you haven’t taught me how to live without you,

Now how will I live without you?

For Writing 201: Poetry