Friday, June 06, 2008

After the end

Quite frankly
I don't know how to love.
Not just you
Or maybe just you.

So
I take the oft repeated paths

I send you flowers
You don't understand them.

I cook your favorite meal
You never tell me how bad it is.

I watch while you sleep
You don't look any very good.

I call you when I don't want to talk
You never pick the calls.

I hate it when I lie.
You love it when I do.

I tell you I love you.
You believe me.
I don’t.

So
Hmmm....

Love
is a blanket
too small
to share.

Love
is a dead end.
Any further
The journey is in circles.

Love
is two measures
Unrequited
And the longing.

Love
is
overrated anyway.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting...wondering...do you then love this person?! :-)

Cheers, SS

11:43 PM  
Blogger one among the crowd said...

hi,

you are.... you are....on a song...
fire lady...full cylinders...
slightly overrated..... maybe...nonetheless.

keep going...

12:55 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

SS: 'This' person? :) Someone, yes. In my own small way.

OAC: Terribly overrated I say!

2:00 AM  
Blogger sanu said...

Loved the first part of it..
it was beautiful.

however...i didnt like the way you used "SO: to arrive at conclusion.

may i think it would have been better if you would have just said it as your thoughts! (just my thoughts)

Cheers!

3:10 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Sanu: My thoughts are my opinions? My conclusions? And so... a So. :)

3:31 AM  
Blogger sanu said...

after all it comes to the freedom of a poet !



Cheers!

4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That thing - "small way" that you mentioned sounds very sweet..atleast from my perspective...sounds humble, innocent, conditionless...:-)

:-) SS

5:15 AM  
Blogger Pratz said...

True

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Love is overrated anyway"

Very True. Thats y ur blog is full of it

12:08 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Sanu: :)

SS: Deliberate! :)

Pratz: High fiv!

Anon: Hehe! You got me there. Ah, the blog's not rated anyway! :)

11:21 PM  
Blogger Impulsively Me said...

Reminds me of a graffiti I saw in college once ... It read
LOVE = Loss Of Valuable Energy...

8:45 AM  
Blogger Meena Venkataraman said...

Beautiful... Loved it! :)..
STumbled on your blog by chance and will read the rest when i find the time .. !

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Mahesh said...

'Love is overrated anyway'

I very much wanted to hear these words anyway. Nice! ;)

11:07 PM  
Blogger arvindiyer said...

You are an eternal romantic.. Love needn't be just between two people that might be overrated yea? It's a feeling.
How you been my friend from the past?

12:01 AM  
Blogger Meena Venkataraman said...

Love
is
overrated anyway...

How True..
Loved the ending..

11:02 PM  
Blogger Dhanush said...

Quite frankly
Even
I don't know how to love.

How to learn it? Any Crash Course :)

Beautiful

2:33 AM  
Blogger MAN IN PAINTING said...

There is no way to know how to love
when we r in love we never know we are in it..we write about it when we remember it..We remember it when we feel we have lost it..but the truth is we never loose it..because we just exist because everything that make us just love each other..
Loved your poem.
going to read all
will regularly visit.
me too blog.
do visit.

5:02 AM  
Anonymous effie said...

hmmm, love is overrated.

yet we all love with such fervent enthusiasm again and again, almost never forgetting....its strange that we all, while leaving, promise ourselves "never again", and yet we fall right back into that pit.

really strange.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous effie said...

hmmm, love is overrated.

yet we all love with such fervent enthusiasm again and again, almost never forgetting....its strange that we all, while leaving, promise ourselves "never again", and yet we fall right back into that pit.

really strange.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Impulsively me: Wonder where all that energy goes!

Arvind: Aah.. yup. But then, this love is infinitely more interesting to write about.

Meena: Ty! :)

Dhanush: Its a 'crashed' course.

Man in Painting: Welcome here.

Effie: Its a circle my dear.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Winnie the poohi said...

It certainly is!

I tell you I love you.
You believe me.
I don’t.

So
Hmmm....

Love
is a blanket
too small
to share.

Love
is a dead end.
Any further
The journey is in circles.

Love
is two measures
Unrequited
And the longing.

Love
is
overrated anyway.

I loved and loved these lines

2:42 PM  

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