Knotty SoulsA Poem by Nirmala
Some friendships have been tested by time, distance, absence for decades and survived and remained with intensity. This poem celebrates that amazing connection of human beings, not defined by logic.
Eyes so deep with gentle concentration
Attractive in colour yet escaping definition
It seeks and follows every movement
Venturing a chance to catch a moment
To share a few words, a smile or a touch
High voltage caused by slightest connection!
Strangers in time with nothing to fend
Nothing to bind us, nothing to end
Electrically charged magnetised to attraction
Drawn to each other to the point of distraction
Amused by the constant force of the draw
Were we connected by something before?
Oceans separated, politics cut connections
Lives progressed in opposite directions
Memory sharpened devoid of communication
Attraction undimmed by lack of information
Holding without knowing the other had noticed
Bonding of the souls had already been established
Years had their impact, the good and the bad
But silence and absence had not made us sad
There were no expectations in a link of that sort
Demands had no space when the souls had tied a knot
A decade had gone by without sight or a line
A profound connection, without offering a sign
What is this bond not controlled by demands
Defying the rules of social commands
Not even of voice or what photograph provides
The link was maintained despite all that divides
We found that the other was always succinct
That we contentedly went on, that love, oh so distinct!
© 2012 Nirmala
Added on November 4, 2011
Last Updated on June 16, 2012
New Delhi, India
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