My Anodyne

Your tainted love It trickles down Like an IV drip, Plops into me A bit by bit, and I feel Foolishly sanguine, comatose. I am your hallowed vessel, On a lethal dose of you I’ve overdosed. I never noticed When my own blood Turned to water In your hands, When I found myself warped Into…

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Vows

I never got the chance to make my own wedding vows. In our Hindu custom of marriage, the wedding vows are always dictated by the Priest himself and most of them are pretty one-sidedΒ (*rolls eyes*). So this poem is what my wedding vows would have been like. If ever we begin this Tryst with destiny,…

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The Adulteress

Stop handing me crumbs of love, I’m no stray. I want to be the sight You wake up to each morning. The name that tastes The first kiss of your lips. If you cry, I want to be The first to know why. If you smile, I want To be the reason why. If you…

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TPC Romance Fortnight Guest Post#12: Love Is The Way

Dear Readers, Today I bring you a thought-provoking satire by the accomplished writer and author, Mr Durga Prasad Dash, who blogs at Durga Dash Blog. Check out his Amazon Author profile here. His clever commentary that starts with lyrics of popular Bollywood songs will surely leave you thinking that poetry is dead, but this piece…

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TPC Romance Week Post#9: Jealousy

  I’ll die a thousand deaths To hear my name on your lips. I’ll lay my heart on the floor So the muck of this earth Sullies not your fair tread. I’ll rest by your door side, In winters frost, For a chance encounter. And I’ll travel a million miles To have a moment With…

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