Knotty Souls

Knotty Souls

A 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.


      Knotty Souls


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

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Added on November 4, 2011
Last Updated on June 16, 2012



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