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Seeds of Love

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You are
everything you want
Just look
Look into my eyes

n see a love
whose seeds you sowed
n the luscious fruits i bear
i owe you

n regret not
that u can enjoy not
anymore
the fruits of a love
u planted
pluck n bite into it
may the juice remind you
of the taste of your youthful vibrancy

recall the innocence with which
upon me you shone
and i nurtured myself
in your loving care
n be like the sowers
filled with wonder n delight
at the seed which sent forth its blade
then made it strong;

strong enough
to stands on its own stem
but you’d cut
thru the thick stem in time
for sure
n you’ll find another heart
to plant the seeds
from the fruits i bear

Dalliance Dilemma

I give myself
As smoothly as sand
Slips thru my fingers

At eventide
Adds to my vibrancy
Her word in a genial voice

No wisdom
In speech or decision
 I know not judgement

She walks past
Wearing silk garments
Adorned with gold n pearls

Her touch
So cherished once
I’d recognize not anymore

My words
Fashion not her
But the love unrequited

In a trance
Her poet possessed
Aphrodite does notices

Amongst You, I Returned

Anne Frank
For Anne Frank, who believed, ‘that inspite of everything, people are really good at heart…’
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For the umpteenth time they had told me,
“Here”, is not where I belonged.
Heard often was, ‘Too different to blend in.’
So, I sought to leave;
Away, far away, from Humanity’s fate…

In a boat I sailed away, armed only with oars,
On the purple sea, in the golden glow,
Afloat the milky foam; cutting rugged waves,
Towards the place where, sky meets sea…
And yonder would be Paradise, I dreamt.

I rowed for an aeon, into the astounding open sea;
Until my muscles ached with fatigue.
My ebullience had fizzed out and the sea had calmed,
Letting my boat drift away,
Beneath the clouds of gloom, I sat.

To brood alone is a blissful affair;
How much I enjoyed the breeze of solace!
Then epiphany struck, loneliness introduced itself;
My elysium had been ephemeral.
I prayed to be engulfed by divinity…

My eyes raked for companionship;
To leave the world had been a decision naïve.
Tomorrow would be better, alone, I resolved;
But, the journey I had set on was truly solitary.
It was a realization too late.

*

My melancholy ate me inside;
A reclusive life, I had in vain extolled.
I tried to kill myself,
Before, seclusion could.
And I succeeded…

Unbeknownst to myself, I was still in my boat.
I wondered if I had been delivered,
And if the pastiche around me was indeed a heavenly scene
I cried aloud, ‘Have I been granted a place,
Amidst gardens of Paradise?’

And an eloquent Voice spoke to me,
‘An escape is never easy;
You have reeked of nonchalance.
Go back unto your people with felicity,
And WE would forgive your insouciance.’

‘They shunned me, so did I.’
‘Why would they take me back?’ I wept.
‘Anger is a virtue undesired,
Speak nor wail when hurt,
Lest unkind words, again you exude.

Go! Make your place among them.
For inspite of everything, people are really good at heart.
Be exemplary to those astray,
And fill their hearts with compassion again,’
Said, the endearing astral Voice.

*

‘Row forward, enter Heavens or turn,
And reach the shores you abandoned.’
And I chose to turn…
With restored faith in Humanity.
Yes, I have rekindled my faith in You.

*

And I do have faith in Me…

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The idea for this post is derived from topics shared as a part Indian Bloggers League organized by WriteUp Cafe.

Topic: Write a poem based the given photo prompt.

…Cause I Just Love You

You are my reason to smile,

Dazzled I am by your style,

Everything you say, so much it charms,

And I shall breathe my last in your arms;

Your love and affection seems so true,

To make you happy anything I can do,

Because beautiful it makes you look,

A moment to charm me is all you took!


“Love can conquer everything in this whole wide world, except of-course love of a greater intensity . . . “