Lover

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-101
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

               LOVER

My love!
you have never betrayed me,
never you can.
How can you betray someone you love,
how can you part with someone
deep inside, a part of your body and soul.

My love!
I am as I was,
be happy where you are.
You never need to prove your love,
it is never defined in terms of
gain, pleasure and pain.
Love reduced to a relationship
becomes a bondage, loses its essence and independence, finds itself in chains,
bound by a thread of
expectations and reciprocations.
In an air of patterned behaviour,
interactions, duties and obligations
love hardly finds its space.

My love!
marriage hardly fulfils love,
rather it let it silently die.
So demanding a relationship,
hardly let love remain as it is,
compels it to change and
undergo metamorphosis to make
hundreds of compromises just to
live a life and keep pace
with its changing needs.
What remains is not love
but something else,
never love and loving,
may be living and enduring.

My love!
you left me to complete me and my love,
to live in me, to keep the lover
in me alive forever.
With your heart and soul
taking care of your love,
do i need anything more?
Doesn’t matter with whom
physically you are,
till you are with me at a different level
where nothing but love blazes with flair.

Love is larger than life,
its beauties, betrayals and hypocrisies.
I am living a life in love,
how spellbinding is that waiting
to have a glimpse of yours,
how fascinating is that craving to see you, feel you and to be with you once more.
How different and fulfilling it is
from living a life together,
I know what it means
remaining a lover forever

©smrutiranjan

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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 atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

2 thoughts on “Lover

  1. Amita Paul

    A deeply personal take on love by a reflective poet with a sadly cynical view of marriage which can often in fact transmute into the deepest and most enduring form of love . Perhaps from certain perspectives the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

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