Thursday, November 9, 2017

True Love Affair

A small fall that I had come across on a hike in the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada

TRUE LOVE AFFAIR

I was once in love
I loved somebody
But then she took off
And I became lonely.

Loneliness is a pain
You know that, don't you?
While hopes remain,
Sufferings continue.

I hoped for her return.
When that was unlikely,
I went for a new person
Who might pander to me.

Was it really love then?
Or an aversion to loneliness?
For love it ain't when
You just profess or caress.

It ain't either
Merely a pleasant emotion.
Pleasant even is sugar
That's termed 'white poison'.

Happiness is good
But if I loved for that
It only hikes the likelihood
Of I being a selfish rat?

The word 'love' may seem
Unselfish and dignified
But "I" reigns supreme
In the "I love you", trite.

Oh' how we fool others
And even our own selves
With charming words
Pulled out of bookshelves!

So in search I went
Not for love anymore.
Instead, what love meant
I set out to explore.

I cannot say I have
Found a conclusive answer
But know that only the brave
Can give love that is truly pure.

What goes as love
Though is mostly hormones
Or a social arrangement of
Getting your moans.

Often people's love is also
Just a security package
Or a trophy to show
For enhancing one's image.

Everything goes in the name
Of love. From being jealous
To harboring disdain,
From stalking to flat abuse.

So is there a true love?
Yes, there is for sure
But you have to develop
To experience the pure.

To develop means to realize
That love is not desire's prize.
Desire's inadequacy in disguise.
From wholeness does love arise.

Now if you don't feel whole
You don't have to despair
You ain't your body at all
You ain't your mind either.

But if you can't yet see
Beyond your body and mind
Just have the humility
To work towards staying aligned.

Align with the ultimate power.
But you have to be brave
For few can totally surrender,
And let be carried by a wave.

But when you do succeed
In doing that, without a care
For yourself or for any need,
You savor a true love affair.

© Paresh Mishra

7 comments:

  1. Nice poem! You seem to write with a lot of feeling. I wonder if you could make the resolution a little stronger. Keep writing!

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  2. Now if you don't feel whole
    You don't have to despair
    You ain't your body at all
    You ain't your mind either.

    But if you can't yet see
    Beyond your body and mind
    Just have the humility
    To work towards staying aligned.

    Above these lines are the punch of your brave heart with brave experience; and the message it gears broader.
    Reading the poem, walks you through various waves which made the poet BRAVE !!!
    Words of Aesthetic stimulation was the need.
    Keep writing

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  3. Align with the ultimate power.
    But you have to be brave
    For few can totally surrender,
    And let be carried by a wave.

    The poet got it right.
    Now it completes. Bravo!!!

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