When Two Became One

It started with two…

Two lives we were,

When our paths converged,

We merged,

Into one.

One ceremony,

A few testimonies,

Gave us disparate two,

One name,

One home,

One bond.

Thus we two became,

Man & Woman.


Fast forward,

A few years,

Still one,

But so unlike.

Distinct tastes,

Divergent beliefs,

Different likes,

Distances increased,

Amid the two,

That once were one,

Yet now tethered,

To an empty hull.


Till one of us,

Crossed a blurred line,

The other,

Not far behind.

Names we called,

Each other,

Distasteful lies,

We uttered.

Damning things,

We two did.

Sins of the flesh,

We committed.


Our disgrace,

The only thing,

We shared.

The rest, broken,

Beyond repair.

Two beds, two rooms,

We were at last,

Broken in two,

Drifted apart.

Memories, pledges,

Trust and Faith,

Consigned to the,

Litter of the past.


Till that fateful day,

When  I came home,

To find,

An eerie emptiness,

That droned,

Through the halls.

The writing had,

Forever been,

On the wall.

Your room lay bare,

The bed still made.

‘Something’s amiss’,

My heart, it bade.


Till the spartan insides,

Of your bathroom I spied,

With my,

Not-so-worried eyes,

Your solitary toothbrush,

From it’s holder,


And it was the day,

When two became,




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69 thoughts on “When Two Became One

  1. Don’t mean to sound wrong but at first, I thought you were writing about your own life. 😝

    Terrific poem, yet again. Have I ever asked you to publish your poetry collection? In case I haven’t, I am asking now. Consider it.

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    • Thanks for that wonderful encouragement. 😊 😊. That’s a good idea. But I still feel I have a long way to go before I publish. A lot of my work to me still seems infantile. Maybe another 2 years. But thank you so much for always encouraging me 😊 😊

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          • Cheers!
            Me? Well, what can I say? I’m trying to finish my first draft but getting stuck time and again. And then there are Test matches happening. The last of them finished today so I guess I’d be able to concentrate on the writing and blog now.
            I know that you know that I have published. And that you haven’t read yet. No problems. At your own leisure. 😀

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            • Omg! You’re about to finish it?! All the very very best dude! Kudos! Looks like you’re keeping your promise from your NANORIMO days. Awesome… I hope you do give me a chance to review the book, when you do.

              Given your passion for cricket, I get why you don’t have time 😉 I had the same problem a while back when I got stuck on a show and HAD to watch it back to back. Funny how people get stuck on absolutely useless things 😁

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              • Finish? No way. I don’t even know how much of it is left to write, although I think it’s around 60% of the final mark. But yes, I do intend to keep my promise. Don’t want it to remain unfinished.

                Thank you for the huge encouragement.

                The day I get published, I will send you a copy for review. You can take my word for that.

                Useless? Oh well, isn’t that what our whole life is? 😝😝

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                • 60% is BIG! that means you’re already somewhere in the middle of the plot…. That also means you have a bona fide plot or else your story would have crumbled by now. That also means you have perseverance, unlike me, who’s been forever stuck at 20% since last year. So yes, I’ll be waiting for that review. Btw, have you got a publisher/looking for one?

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                  • To be honest, I do have a plot, yes. The basic idea was crystal-clear to me a long time ago. It’s the actual writing that is the problem.
                    20%? What are you writing? You should at least tell me the basic premise, don’t you think so? And more importantly, the percentage doesn’t matter. You already write for your blog daily. Take out some time for the book too. If that isn’t possible, schedule the book and blog writings on alternate days. It will be hard, writing the first draft. But we both know we can do it. Both you and me.
                    No queries about a publisher yet. I feel that would be jumping the gun, unless you feel and have any ideas to the contrary. Do you?

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                    • It’s a good thing you have the plot clearedout but lemme tell you something, when you get down to writing it all down, those little things and details start complicating the bigger plot. You know you wanna get from point. A to Z, but it’s all the syllables in between that muddle your head and suddenly you feel like you can’t write anymore. That’s what happened to me and my story. I just haven’t been able to love forward because of one or two details that I’ll first need to chalk out. There’s also the research part. My research won’t get anywhere unless I start researching from more quality stuff. Right now I’m confined to the internet. But I need access to libraries, archives and most of all, time which, in my current state of being a mommy to a toddler, I cannot simply do.

                      I’ll give you three details of my story. Think fantasy. Think feudal ages. Think a world different from our own, but not quite. That’s it.

                      I’ve tried what you suggested, but for me writing even the blog posts is getting increasingly more challenging as my freelance work is picking up. Anyway, let’s see when I get down to writing again 😊

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                    • I get your point, and I agree with you. Actually, I’m stuck at one such point myself. But that’s what occupational hazard is, isn’t it?

                      Research is difficult but there is no alternative to it. You might want to try online libraries. I think the big Western universities have free online libraries (could be wrong though).
                      Plus, you could use the time till you get access to the library for fleshing out your characters and working on the other areas of the plot, things that don’t require (as much) research.
                      As for your schedule, it is a tough, tough situation.
                      BTW, your freelance work, it’s the legal type?

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