Since long
We have not seen each other
We can not say
When our eyes
Last met each other
Our hearts throbbed
For each other
Our souls craved
For each other
Gone are those lovely days
Those beautiful nights
That aura of romance
Those naughty smiles
That enriching madness
And fulfilling life
I still remember that night
When you silently
Creeped into my life
Captivated and possessed
My whole being
And made me loose myself
In the ocean of
Your unending love
And matchless sacrifices
But time flew by
With change in time
Priorities of life changed
We became prisoners of
Our hopes and aspirations
Drudged hard and
Gave every drop of our blood
To give meaning and substance
To our dreams
Which were never ours
Dreams have flowered
But they took us to an alien world
For we failed to identify
With the fruits of our drudgery
And the dreams of our dreams
Too much obsession with future
Never allowed us to live
In the the then present
But time has come
To look at life
The way it should have been
After a long battle
We are tired
And all alone
Let us realise the reality
That we are only made for each other
You are for me and
I am only for you
Nothing in between
Let me see once more
Those dainty cheeks and rosy lips
That bewitching smile under the veil
That graceful gait
And drooping eyes
Let them contaminate me
And enable me
To forget the world around


If you want to dive deep into life
Its intrinsic beauty and intricacies
Look at me
How solitary I am
In the midst of a crowd
I am all lone
Fighting a lone battle
In a no man's land
When I was born
There was no fanfare
When I will die
It will be another uneventful event
Will never go down
In the annals of history
As something memorable
And glorious
Every moment I die
Every moment I reincarnate
To live life
In the most ignoble way
Under the burden of
Relationships and expectations
I feel suffocated
A sense of deep melancholy
And deep seated antipathy
Hunts me
All of a sudden
I find the spectrum of rainbow
The next door
I forget everything
And get deeply engrossed
In what is happening around
This is the way
We live life
Tend to forget and forgive
Live it minute by minute
Make thousands of compromises
To make life more bearable
In this apparently unbearable world
Is there anyone
Who understands me
Is there anyone
Who accepts me
As I am
Is there anyone
Who feels my feelings
Is there any one
Who loves me without condition
Expecting anything in reciprocation
Or I am just
Deceiving myself all through


Such a fabulous word in common man's vocabulary
Such a beauty that made the world
Look so elegant and fascinating
And life nothing
short of a paradise on earth.
It binds one
with the other
In a thread of
Love, jealousy, hatred and many more
And keep one deeply engrossed
In his pursuit of a better life here
And here after
Relationship is relative
Even the sweetest of relationships
Comes under stress
For by its very nature
Relationship is unstable and
The capacity of the thread
To bear is never unlimited
It breaks when
We expect too much out of it
It breaks when
Naked self interest parades
Up and down in the guise of virtue
It breaks
For we evaluate another
And interpret a situation
As per our own interest
Which is the only permanent thing
In this fragile world
It breaks
For we analyse situations not
As these are
For we evaluate one not
As he is
But as we see and define them
As per our interests
Naked and permanent
The priorities of life
Keep on changing
So the relationships
We cultivated and endured
The sweetest of relationships
We shared over the years
Becomes an unnecessary liability
And that is life
We are to accept it
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Mohanty Smruti Ranjan