Musings {O Sanam}

This poem is purely literary. It is inspired by a song by Lucky Ali in the 90’s titled ‘O Sanam’. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. I have always written from my heart …about topics that I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography etc, I feel the need to put up a disclaimer everytime I write a romantic piece. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a way it was not intended. That is just my humble request. 

Throughout the day,
I'm looking your way.
I wake, eat and sleep.
Do all the meet-and-greets.
But in the midst,
even in all this,
I see you.

Time is cruel.
Like a training school.
A truant heart.
Cannot part. 
Discarding rules.
To be a tool of fools.
This heart ain't a toy.
Even for a mature big boy.

Memories of you.
In my heart a wild zoo.
Everything you did.
Seemed so splendid.
Now even the worst.
Quenches my thirst.

Temporary solace.
I think of you as flawless.
Irrespective of the deeds.
Always on my prayer beads.
Unable to forget.
Hold no regrets.
For this experience.
Brought upon deliverance.

The soul always knew.
But the body craves too.
It's always been you.
I've made mistakes too.
But, I never toyed.
Never intended to destroy.
Now missing you.

The ripples of a touch.
Like electricity, is such.
Making love to a mind.
Is beyond this world, divine.
So far,
You are.
But I feel you near.
Though you disappear. 

What are these episodes?
I find you; then my heart explodes.
Because you come and go.
I can't take this anymore.
Tormenting my yearning heart.
That hasn't made peace with this part. beloved sweetheart.

Upon love, I swear.
My soul to you, I bare.
Only with you, I have this flair.
Nowhere elsewhere. 
Even death cannot snatch.
Your memories never detach.
My sweet sugar patch.

Intoxicated with you.
Cravings, my body has a few.
Withdrawal symptoms.
Never seem to weaken.
Fallen from your grace.
In this rat race.
Just remember me.
And be happy

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This song is sung by Lucky Ali who is blessed with such a melodious voice. It is unlike the disturbingly electronic songs of today. The language as well as the melody is harmonious. Please just trust me and listen to this song. You can probably skip the first 30 seconds because that’s a bit boring. The song picks up after that.

Lyrics of the original song O Sanam by Lucky Ali (1996)

Shyam savere, teri yaadein aati hain
aake dil ko mere yoon tadpaati hain
o sanam, mohabbat ki kasam..

Morning and evening, your memories come (to haunt me),
those memories come and torment my heart..
O my beloved, I swear upon love itself.

Milke bichhadna toh dastoor ho gaya
yaadon mein teri majboor ho gaya
o sanam, in yaadon ki kasam

It’s become a tradition …to get separated after meeting.
I’ve become so helpless in your memories,
O my beloved, I swear upon these memories..

Samjhe zamaana ke dil hai khilauna
jaana hai ab kya hai dil ka lagaana
nazron se ab na humko giraana
mar bhi gaye to bhool na jaana.

The world thinks that the heart is a toy,
but I have now understood what it is to give someone your heart.
now don’t ever let me fall from your good graces.
even if I die, don’t forget me.

Aankhon mein basee ho, par door ho kaheen
dil ke kareeb ho ye mujhko hai yakeen
o sanam, tere pyaar ki kasam..

You reside within my eyes, but you are far away somewhere else,
and still I believe that you are somewhere near my heart.
O my beloved, I swear upon your love..


  1. Love is An Ocean

    People Are Waves

    Some Surf Love With Such

    Ease Always Warm to Touch Give And See

    Ripples of Warmth Grace Of Lakes Streams Flow

    Yet Hurricanes

    Come And Go

    Rising Falling Raging Waves

    Just Holding On To Balance Now

    Above Surface Breathing Yet Indeed

    Some Surf Love With Such Ease Just

    Warm Everywhere They Go i’ve Tasted

    The Ocean Just About All of it Yet A Lake

    of Grace Now Warm Ripples Just

    Feathers of Birds



    to Fly Again in Peace

    Hello Rue Hope Your

    Day is Beautiful my FRiEnD..:)

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      1. SMiLes Dear Rue
        Thanks And
        You too

        As Forrest

        Related to
        Him Too



        Blessed Is
        Yet i Do Believe
        i Am ReMeMBeRinG





        Of That

        Too With WinKS😊💫


    1. Thank you Preeths…..I’m so glad my poems bring about a smile on your sweet face…😘😍😘😍😘😍😘😘😍😘😍😘😍😘😍😘😘😘😂😘😘😘😍😘😍😘 hugs and loveeeeee

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    1. Thank you sweet Cindy 🥰🥰🥰
      I’m glad it was plesant to your senses… and hugs right back at ya …🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😍🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗


            1. Cindy my doll, you are really very good for my ego.
              I have told you before too….
              I’m gonna get rid of my mirror/mind and talk to you on zoom instead……😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍

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    1. Thank you Eileen….I’m so glad you enjoyed this piece. And especially your reply…love you too my friend 😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰
      Have a blessed day🙏🏼💐🤩

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  2. Excellent poem, Ruelha. Good song as well. I appreciate that you posted a translation of the lyrics. Although, I’m not one that has to understand the words to appreciate a song or a movie. Years ago we rented the movie Asoka. We couldn’t get the subtitles to work, but we watched it anyway. It’s a wonderful movie. Afterword I bought the DVD and we watched it with subtitles.

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    1. Thank you JonDaddy….
      Remembering you fondly…
      Praying for you today…
      I know God has made a way….

      Love and hugs from your cyber daughter Rue
      And special kisses to Diana too😍🙏🏼😍🙏🏼😍

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