Because it’s what lovers do

My heels drummed as I ran
All the way through the platform
To the train doors which were closing on
I squeezed myself in, holding a grin
Hugging the door, that got glued to my face
I was is sweat, waiting for aircon's grace

Couple of stops later, I found a corner to be
Still sweating, but it didn’t bothered me
Ipod offered a love song
And left a smile on my lips,
It should be dedicated to the man I belong

I didn’t know a thing about you then
But I knew you were the one
How could I explain about the feeling that fled
When you too wanted me, as much as I did

"Do I have to get down here to go to the hospital?"
The old man's question brought me to present
"Yes sir, this is the one" I replied
Realising I too have to get down in that instant

I helped him with his bag
"Althea" said the hospital tag
I introduced myself as we walked
He seemed so happy to have talked

"Are you going to hospital as well?" He asked
"Yes sir I am visiting a friend of mine" I answered
"Oh call me Theodore" he said with a wink, I smiled
"Natalie is a lovely name" he complemented, I beguiled

He asked whether I am visiting my boy friend
I said no, and that he lives in abroad
He stopped for a moment and looked at me
The smile he had, grown little short of broad

He asked me why so, and I said,
I always thought the man of my dreams
Would come on horse and save me from miseries
But in reality its not so
There are castles of reasons and seasons, to cross though

He took sometime to gather his thoughts
And when he spoke, he meant it lots
"I worked at financial company, chasing my dream
And Althea kept waiting, as years passed in gleam
Just when I found out about her disease
I realised all that I wanted was going to cease"

She had a strange disease it seems
And would be in hospital for days, is what he means
Everyday he brought roses to his wife
But she can’t even recognise, the love of her life!

We reached the hospital, and I shook his hand
"These are for you"
He held out a bunch of roses wrapped by satin band
"Take them as cue,
They are lovely and fine,
But soon they won’t shine for you
If its have to be, it has to be now,
Because dear it’s ticking“ he said pointing to his wrist

I thanked him for the roses and made my way
I smiled at strangers because of my happy day
I swirled twice and my frock made circles in the air
I turned around several times, looking for your glare

I am full of life, because of you
I dress up and go out regularly as I do
I count the number of men who look at me
To tell you one day, how lucky you would be

Rain don’t come at perfect time -So is love
At unexpected moment, it just pours on us
And yet we can choose to enjoy the bless

Babies don’t come with manual - So is love
Before we are ready to handle it, it smiles
And yet, we learn by instincts that hails

Theodor might think, I am stupid or crazy
Living on thoughts of you might seem frenzy
But this is it for me
I am reading the Love manual, drenched in its rain
The one that flows in his Althea's veins

I may have career,
Reasons and duties to do
But remember I am too a girl
Waiting for her man to make it through
And so I wait for you
Like Penelope waited for Ulysses
Like Romeo waited for Juliet
And Like Althea who waited for Theodor
Because it’s what lovers do.

p.s:
You might have already noticed , its sequel to "The perfect stranger"
For those who know me well, and for those who are curious, "Natalie" is my good friend and its not her real name :)

Comments

Prats said…
Babies don’t come with manual - So is love
Before we are ready to handle it, it smiles
And yet, we learn by instincts that hails


Amazing Lines....kudos dude.. very nice poem.
Ya ya very true!"Natalie is a lovely name"
gils said…
aadapaavi...evlo peria poem!!! //Babies don’t come with manual - So is love/
ithu vijay pada dialog mari irunthalum nalaruku :)
G3 said…
Chancae illae.. Sema supera irukku.. ippo dhaan unga 1st poem padichen... rendumae sema top class :) Awesome narration from a girls point of view.. kalakki irukkeenga :)
Srivats said…
@ Prats

Thanks a lot!

@ Aruna

ha ha, yes its a lovely name
Srivats said…
@ gils

Amaamda theriya ezhuditten next time shortaa mudichukaren

ithu vijay pada dialog mari irunthalum nalaruku :)

vijay pada dialogua ?? ahaa avan padam naan pakkaradhey ellaye
Srivats said…
@ g3

thanks :) edho try panren.. siladhu nalla varadhu siladhu sumara dhaan varudhu :)
CVR said…
//I am full of life, because of you
I dress up and go out regularly as I do
I count the number of men who look at me
To tell you one day, how lucky you would be///

Nice :)
Srivats said…
@ CVR

Hey thanks man, how are you doing then ? please write :)
eyomer said…
babies dont come with manuals.. but with instinct.. and thus love. u never know where when with whom itz going to burst... well.. blossoms...

nice poem. my wishes to natile and her perfect stranger
Srivats said…
Thanks Eyomer
athivas said…
That was a lovely,lovely poem!! Moved me.....

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