Love happens once



when i put the whole of me in you
and got the whole of you in return
that was the day we were looking forward to, the day of our life my love!
when our emotions and passions met
happiness and sorrow, dreams and ambitions, body and mind became one
time stopped ticking, eyes and ears
had nothing more to see and listen
we became a single entity living for
and in each other in endless time

you took me to that strange island
where there was none
but you and me
listening to the symphony of love
living in each other’s heart
with the blue ocean whispering in our ears to fathom the depth and beauty of its love with the limitless sky

you made me understand
love can never be with many
it happens once always with one
a single mind can never be attached to multiple objects of love
love is always with one
it is a feeling you can’t share
a treasure you can never part
to feel it one has to fall in love
to sense its beauty, warmth and intensity
one has to dive deep

love resides
in the heart of our heart
beyond the physical body and rationally irrational mind, beyond space and time
love lives as a feeling of joy and ecstasy

i carry you with me
even you are no more
how can you die
when i have kept you alive in me
for me you are neither a physical body nor a sweet memory or a poignant tragedy
but a living reality with which i talk and share, smile and cry
and live a life in my own world

©smrutiranjan 25.10.2018
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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem, Destiny poets, Different truths,

3 thoughts on “Love happens once

  1. Amita Paul

    The poet focuses on the phenomenon of love in this poem and emphasises its exclusive nature and its once – in – a – lifetime quality when it is true and of sterling worth.

  2. martin platts

    Beautiful poem excellent construction with some understanding after 56 years of marriage still alive and realising we have only just started. Thank you.


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