Monday, May 21, 2007

Before love

There is a period of love before each love

when you eagerly expect calls from long lost
acquaintances with whom you have nothing to share

To come across anyone from your address list –
The administrative assistant of a previous company,
The girl you met in the bus couple of months back,
The cousin of your friend’s friend,
The daughter of your mother’s colleague…
in the melancholic bagatelle of a hotel just
to remind them you are still around

Days when you travel aimlessly in metro trains
from one station to another,
watching couples hand-in-hand, eye-in-eye,
sitting next to you in their own beautiful worlds

when you sadly find out that
something as insignificant as
checking mails, recharging mobiles and washing
clothes tops your priority list

Passing through certain city streets
that remain strangely vacant on working days,
you would walk along with a friend
who turns silent near the sea

On the cold floor of an empty church,
you would close the eyes and think of
the darkness inside a beehive
on top of the church tower

There is a period of love before love

When you alone know that you arein love with something that you don’t know

7 comments:

deja_vu said...

On the cold floors of an empty church,
you would close the eyes and think of
the darkness inside a beehive
on top of the church tower


i was laughing my ass off :P hehehe it was beautiful though :) really.. :)

w00t!

same thing i told u earlier :) hehehe.. :) again.. really good! :)

Kalidas Pavithran said...

It is exciting to be in this period of expectations - before love. well put.

Pramod.KM said...

nice one:)

Priyan Alex Rebello said...

if so, what could be that love be?

nutty said...

Very true...did you ever submit any wiritng to topwritecorner.com? Think I read something by you there which I can't find here:)

Girish said...

Dude, Did i tell you about my last heartbreak?? Nah! You portray the feelings so simply and so vey well. Way to go!!!

jumbo said...

last line is ultimate..felt this is the best among all.