This is another of my “happy birthday” posts. This one goes to Kunal whose encouragement and friendship I’ve enjoyed on the blog. I know that New York holds a special place in your heart and hope this birthday wish places you right there – in a New York State of Mind. Then a toast to you with Billy Joel’s rendition of “New York State of Mind”🎉 🎉 🎈 🎉 🎂 🎈🎂

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Trawling through the streets

A city that never sleeps

A mix of rare treats

 

Your feet still beat

To memories in your head

New York’s state of mind

 

Though years may pass by

Time undoubtedly does fly

Reach out for that sky

 

Where dreams still come true

And special wishes to you

A happy birthday!

 

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You’ve waited in the wings

Been the understudy

Played supporting act

Blurred in as an extra

 

All this time

 

You’ve yearned and burned

Bemoaned and beseeched

For your dream to come true–

Thunderous applause just for you

 

All this time

 

You’ve rehearsed all your lines

Strewn them across the stage

Dreamt of the exhilaration

Of receiving that standing ovation

 

All this time

 

She stood there beside you

Or watched among the crowds

Hoping that you would see

Her face beaming in the dark

 

All this time

 

Love’s been waiting there for you

And now the day is finally yours

You can’t believe that it’s come true

All this time, she encored just for you

 

 

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That your footprints leave traces

in mystical spaces where I’ve been,

Mellifluous streams sound the places

I’ve heard in the haven of my dream.

 

This I know

 

That you have been there beside me

Holding my hand, floating upon fluffy clouds,

Opening passages of your heart for me to see,

No longer drifting strangers among the crowds.

 

This I know

 

Though our feet may never touch the ground,

and our lips may never touch in lingering embrace,

This love story on pages will forever be found

In treasure troves of words clasped in a bookcase.

 

This I know

 

When I wish upon that bright new star,

I’ll know exactly who and where you are!

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Spin me a yarn one last time

With your delicate silky threads

Let’s weave the intricacies of the rhyme

That swirl and spiral inside our heads

 

Tell me that my imaginings were real

When I became entangled in your web

That you still feel the same way I feel

Rising and falling in waves’ flow and ebb

 

I see the strands of longing in your lines

Trapped in a time that could not last

Memories of soulful love that still shines

Now a tapestry tucked deep in my heart

 

Spin me a yarn one last time

Let me trace the lustre in your verse

Remembering the love of a lifetime

Bound by design of the universe

I wrote this poem last year and thought I’d repost it. I’d also like to dedicate it to Marie, one of my blogger friends, on her birthday which she celebrates today. Have a wonderful birthday Marie. ❤️

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Little girl take care

Don’t let the world tie you down

Shove you in a box

 

You were born with wings

Spread them out– take to the sky

You were born to fly

 

Step out of the box

That will confine how you think–

Limit your worldview

 

Beware of the cage

That barricades your thoughts with bars

Of doubts and fears

 

Find the pearls within

Shake off the grey shells of doom

You were born to bloom

 

Hoist out of your own petard…

 

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A destination

Or the irretrievable

Point of no return

 

A place to settle

To nestle on solid ground

Leave steep slopes behind

 

The rush of the wind

May no longer blush your skin

No thudding heartbeats

 

But you have arrived

Where your line of sight is clear

No more surprises

 

Still adventure calls

With bright city lights ahead

Enticing allure

 

And we are back there

Chasing mirages and ghosts

Of what could have been

 

But time moved along

The dazzle now a glimmer

Of what might have been

 

So we climb again

Counting the hours and years

Of  joys and sorrows

 

The peaks and the troughs

Lead to another plateau

Where dreams do come true

 

If only we let them…