forest

Just to have loved you

for a lingering while–

That is more than enough.

Just that fleeting sojourn

we shared on a forest path

gave life new meaning–

what I needed from you.

 

Do you remember,

the day that we first met?

The sun steadily drizzling

through fluttering leaves,

the riotous orchestra

of harmonious birdsong

as we fell into step.

 

By your side, nothing to hide

in sheer naked splendour,

our true selves laid bare.

Your voice was so gentle

as you took my hand in yours,

guided and sheltered me

from a jungle of thorns.

 

You gazed deep into my eyes,

took me back to a place

where we’d been together

in a distant time and space.

 

When we reached the river

and your lips touched mine–

I heard the rush and the trickle

of ages gone by, where

this precious moment

was reminiscent of travels

to Oblivion’s  past.

 

This was no dress rehearsal

but the real opening act

of a mysterious drama

based on historical fact.

 

So in this moment

of perilous ecstasy–

Tranquility found me

and I know for certain

that no other love

could ever leave me

feeling quite like this!

Waiting 2

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

 

 

spider web 2

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

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Such a story

Scintillating –

The intrigue, the suspense

Riveting words that spellbound

 

Then the climax

Bittersweet ending

Still savouring the words

Of that pivotal chapter

 

A book we can’t put down.