Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that meditates, from a position of tranquility, on an emotion you have felt powerfully. 


 

A long wait…

 

I’ve been searching for you,

Since my youth-

With a yearning in my eyes

 

Like a part of me, misplaced

Like I’m incomplete without you

Like everything is meaningless; until you, I find

 

You come into my life at intervals

Only to desert me, within a short time;

I am again lifeless.

 

I try to gather myself

With whatever I have around

I succeed; only momentarily

 

I grew with this belief

Engrained into my mind

That you are a visitor

 

But my heart;

It always believed, you are mine;

Awaiting your return, patiently and rightfully

 

I heard someone say

“In every corner, you are found,”

Really? I was bemused

 

You don’t appease those who wait,” they said

“You like to be chased”

But I never learnt to run after you

 

Is that why, I pined to meet you?

Is that why, I noticed others dating you?

Is that why, you never fantasized me; I’m yet to surmise

 

I value you too much, to just let you go away

You complete me in every sense

You make this life worthwhile

 

So, I’ve decided to follow others’ advice

I’ll hunt you now in every nook and corner

I’ll look for your traces in every little thing

 

Hey happiness!

I’ll chase you till my last breath

You were always around me, I’ve realized

 

                                                ©Vandana Bhasin

                                                            29.04.2019

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