Poems of Love: She Took You

Take me back
To love; to that state of mind
When it was all the same thing;
Yours/mine.

Take me back to when we spent hours on the bed
Hours of feeling;
What we wanted to feel forever
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?

When She was coming to get you
What I couldn’t; you foresaw
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
Struggling to escape her claw.

Ugly; as her grip grew tougher
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
As your breath went shorter, and your eyes were dimmer
Why couldn’t I have you? Forever, forever.

I wish you had been louder,
When she made you suffer
I wish Love was stronger
So I could ask her to leave you with me: forever, forever.

But as she held you closer and made you suffer
I watched Love grow weaker
Is there nothing that defeats her?
Ever; ever?

Poems and prose spoke;
When she came; she stole
People you love; and people who love
Their bodies, mind and soul.

Too soon, too young
Too strong to succumb
Too blue, she took you
Love watched her; dumb

She was Death
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
She left me alone
Dead lover; dead lover.

— Gunjan Sethi

The Darkness, the Silence and the Evil.

A dark, vicious universe of opportunities. And you’re standing here. Right here. You look around and you see nothing. It’s pitch dark, and you rub your eyes wishing you’d see something. Disappointed, you fall to the ground on your knees, taxed and capitulated to life, asking yourself, “Everyone is at their happy place! Everyone is beautiful, rich, loved, proud, and successful. Why don’t I see my dream? Where is all that I wished for? All I see is black. This is frustrating me, I want to just sit here. I want to give up. I don’t want to try anymore.

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The Silence spoke, “Take off everything you have in that head of yours, my child, and stop being so querulous. Don’t just look, focus. Focus, and you’ll see your dreams.
You lift your head. Clinching your brows, you peer through the black air. Slowly, you dust off your shoulder, fix your hair, broaden your chest and stand up on your feet. You shut your eyes and take a long, deep breathe.
Igniting the fire, you say to your soul, “I’m going to win. Nothing stops me from being what I dream of!”
You open your eyes, and begin to walk. The fire in them, is guiding you. The fire of hunger. The fire of desire. The fire of the unstoppable.
You walk faster. And faster. You trip over the evil. He’s trying to pull you back. He’s wily and crafty. He’s going to blow into your eyes and you’re going to be blinded again, only to go back to where you started. He’s wants to put out your light!
Despite of his deceiving ascetic looks and incandescent behavior, you will protect your light.
You’re going to stay strong. You’re going to get back on the fighting ring and knock him out! You’re going to say “NO”!
Now you begin to head towards your dream faster and faster. You’ve bent your spine and you’re cutting through the dark. Crushing everything that ever pulled you down, you run faster towards the light! Your brows still clinched and you remain in focus, blurring the evil. You’re sweating and panting, but your body refuses to give up.
You can see yourself getting closer and closer. Closer, to your dreams. The light at the end of the path is enlarging. Excitement fills you! You begin to tear up. As the tear rolls down your face, you feel more determined.
Very unexpectedly, you are encapsulated by a bright light! You hear a loud applause and see happy faces around you.
Oh my God, congratulations honey!
I’m so proud of you!
All the hard work payed off. Congrats!

The Silence was broken. The Darkness was overshadowed by your light. The Evil, he’s no more.
They came, they taught and left.
You’ve learnt a lesson for life, haven’t you?

#24TimesTheLove