Written for One Single Impression Prompt: Love followed by
Haiku Heights prompt : Poison
An Expression of Love....
When I was small …
A stray wounded Puppy
Was being tended by a little boy
On the corner of a street
Watching them, I was told
That was love…
An old man dejected &neglected
Sat on a bench in the park, crying
His grandson jumped into his lap
And quietly wiped his tears
I could understand that was love
One day, went out to play
Got very late
Annoyed and a worried Mom
Held me from my collar & slapped
In her eyes, I saw love..
Then I grew up....
Sitting on a bike holding each other
Sped away to a lonely place
I wondered and someone clarified
They were in love..
A married couple came home tired
Slumped in chairs, argued, debated
And then agreed to go out
For a nice dinner to a fast food joint
That was expression of love
Oh, she wasn’t well
Little son of hers cleaned the house
Daughter cooked with her little hands
And husband? He obliged by accepting
Acceptance was also a face of love..
But then for me, when now I realise
Love is a feeling
Much more than
Its expressions scattered around
A mere thought of the beloved
Makes the space around vibrant
And the presence
Makes the world vanish…
Haiku for Haiku Heights prompt Poison...and OSI...
It kills slowly when
Love turns in to obsession
A sweet poison, that..
By: RS : )