It happened so suddenly,
I can’t remember it perfectly.
However, when all I ended up talking about was you
When every moment with you, bought vigor new.
When the songs began to make sense,
When around you, I was always on fence.
When I spent hours looking for your birthday gift,
When I stared at you from the corner of my eye in the lift.
When whatever you did was perfect to me,
When watching you smile, made me go weak in the knee.
When I stayed up all night thinking of what you said on the phone,
When I looked forward to our moments alone.
When your name popped in my mind writing the poetry above,
I had an inkling, I was in love.
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Today’s prompt – Conversation
The music was loud, the words were few
I couldn’t find my friends, all the faces were new.
I scanned the room, our eyes met for a moment
She looked at me and looked away, a little hesitant.
The noise was too much, I couldn’t hear myself think
I stepped outside, for fresh air, and saw a vision in pink.
It was the same set of eyes, I had seen inside
I smiled at the woman beside.
Two strangers tired of trying to fit in the crowd,
We decided to go somewhere not so loud.
While the world cheered at midnight,
I admired her pale face glowing under the faint streetlights.
Walking around the city, talking about everything and nothing,
I found the one thing that my life was missing.
While I did not have a grand celebration,
I found something better in that night’s conversation.
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The chaos doesn’t bother me anymore,
The darkness has fashioned me wings to soar.
Breaking the trivial rules of the society,
Of nicety and propriety.
Playing by the rules has got me nowhere,
Let’s embrace the mayhem, let’s see how it fares.
Tonight, I will not bend
My vices will be my ladder, my demons will help me ascend.
Crated carefully with stolen glances and shy smiles,
When every moment without them seems vile.
Brushing fingers that turns to warm embrace,
The definition of ultimate beauty becomes their face.
When a moment away from them seems like a decade,
When their little indifference cuts like a blade.
When nights of sweet nothings, turn to screaming and cries,
when words of romance are replaced with lies.
When tears and smiles alternate often,
When your strong heart finally softens.
When the pleasure and the pain both you have seen,
When you think of what it was, and what it could’ve been.
Regardless of the ending, the story is marvellous,
Cruel as it may be, love is glorious.
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Like a faded wound, that doesn’t bother you anymore,
I think about them no more.
Except when I stumble upon old letters,
I read them anyway, even though I know better.
Declarations of love, poetry for my beloved and sweet nothings
As my fingers trace the faded words, I have trouble breathing.
I move on to further musings, tear soaked papers, stories of pain
Promises to self to never love again, all in vain.
I find a box of heartache in every corner of my life,
Stories of people whose words hurt more than a knife.
Again and again, the same old misfortune and pain,
Just by people with different names.
Every time I look the dusty volume of my past,
I wonder what curse has been cast?
For even I though lock them away, memories of heartache still cling,
Every time I think of the past, it still stings.
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The night was dark and dreary,
the road was deserted and eerie.
Not a soul in sight to come to my aid,
So, I got down on my knees and prayed.
I hoped for a miracle to overcome this misery,
I waited in vain, as the silence mocked me bitterly.
The quiet wind laughed at my folly, my faith,
The pain had now reduced me to a wraith.
I waited and waited for the storm to subside,
I waited and waited for shelter, a place to hide.
I hoped and wished for a companion in this dark night,
I hope and begged for a miracle, a ray of light.
A miracle finally, did come true,
Not in a form I had expected it to.
Despite not having hope, courage and destination in view,
A miracle happened, I stood up and continued.
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