Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Another definition of love..

Everyone has their own unique definition of love!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Poetry only seems to come (at least to me) when it is required. When prose cannot replace it. It is about writing when we want to express but not explain. Like when we need to generalize, blur the reality, create a veil. And sometimes, through that veil, we see a new perspective. Blurring removes the unwanted details while leaving the important parts clear. In that way poetry even helps draw new conclusions, find hope which may have got lost otherwise.

Love-a paradox

Writing a poem after a long long time so it's bound to be a bit rusty.
Here I try to define the "undefinable"....

What is love?
A feeling of stages, oh! so many,
Starting with the first crush,
moving along to the unrequited love,
learning to forget and move on,
tiring of the "it's better to have loved and lost",
shunning it and going through the not required love
curving along to the glassy eyes,
to the "oh so beautiful" new love,
waking with a smile,
jumping along a mile,
all to be with someone for a while.
No dependence, no expectation
only with hope and desire,
until the heart perspires,
wondering if you can depend,
if a lifetime together you can spend.
And we go on to the continual to love,
the day to day smiles,
the talks and the walks,
the sharing life both in joy and strife,
the peace to have succeeded at last.
And then along come the demands
the requests turn into commands,
followed by the expectations and the reprimands
the battles and the "making up".
As cross eyes dissolve to fun sighs
you decide not to command
not to depend, not to demand
until you remember what love to you meant...
...having someone to depend,
while now love also means not to command,
but not to depend, not to demand, 
to loosen the hold,
and yet not to let go.
For love is a seesaw where balance is rare,
a paradox where all seem to define the undefinable,
where all seem to count the uncountable,
And as the moments of angst join the moments of care
we move onto the commitment of love
you realize love is to give,
love is to understand,
to let the other depend,
on being cared even when not able,
to care each time you depend.

Why do I push you

why do i push you
when I wana come closer?

maybe it's bcoz you seem to push too
and i am afraid to pull and fall

But when I push, I bang into the brick wall
of your dwelling, your interior

of which i am kept away and out
maybe you fear i would change it

 maybe you just don't want anyone to be a part of it
or maybe i am just plain wrong

maybe this is not an entrance wall
but an exit to which you escape

maybe its just not a wall at all
but your boundary , your abundance

available to all
but which to me feels a wall

maybe there is  no hidden interior
but there is still hardness which hurts when I push

why do I push?
one day the balance may stumble
and weakened I would crumble.

why do I push?
maybe bcoz that’s what you expect
and that’s how I get you  to react