Love… a feeling so strange,
Often is vehemently sworn.
It is one that cannot be trained;
It exists in all but inborn.
It’s though not the same for all;
It’s stranger for some still.
A dream they can just recall;
A desire they can barely fulfil.
But why are they so different?
Isn’t their ‘love’ alike?
Compelled to be indifferent,
Why do they attract dislike?
What wrong had he done,
That society had him sacked?
He had just loved someone,
And he had loved him back.
Though always surrounded,
He found himself alone.
A suffocation unfounded,
Made them all seem unknown.
The revelation turned away friends
With whom he used to always roam.
He couldn’t have told his parents;
Fearing losing his family and home.
Trying his best to ignore,
The random giggles of bystanders;
Trust… he had no more;
Startled at the slightest murmurs.
Worse than bullies they were,
Whom he could easily recognise.
In the shadows, they created the stir.
In the light, they held a ‘guise.
But then came the usual twilight,
And the moments they shared alone;
Somewhat seeming infinite,
In the silence, when the stars shone.
Inhibitions became evanescent,
Fear turned its page;
They were amidst no judgement,
Love overshadowed the stage.
Ignoring all feelings of sorrow,
Bearing with all his pain;
Believing that each tomorrow,
Will bring all those moments again.
He just kept dragging through,
Living a day in a go;
Never did he have a clue,
That one day he wouldn’t show.
He sat there with an incessant hope,
As the Moon crossed the sky;
His worn-out will soon couldn’t cope,
Though, he still did not cry.
The shadows, now more prominent,
As he walked down the endless path;
The end was always imminent,
They stood against the ‘societal’ wrath.
That feeling of eternal bliss,
That he had never felt before;
That laughter, that smile, that kiss,
He wished he had some more.
He kept thinking all night,
How different it could’ve been;
What if they didn’t have to fight,
Or worry about being seen?
Fearlessly introducing each other,
As they listened to them talk endlessly;
Of how they met and got together,
As they welcomed them both openly.
It was though just a fantasy,
It was all that he could see;
More real than his reality,
Like the stars submerged in the sea.
He gazed at them in silence,
Even though they weren’t so bright;
The Sea was devoid of tyrants,
The Shadows couldn’t touch their light.
He leapt to reach out for it,
Doing something he thought he’d never;
Going where he felt he could fit,
To be one with the light forever.
The dark heavenly skies,
Made the leap seem worthwhile;
As it all engulfed his eyes,
He could only see that smile.
The thought succumbing his head,
Was that it all ended too soon;
‘Just a Little More’, his heart said,
As he looked at the fading Moon.
When will the world change,
And not have lovers be torn?
Love… A feeling so strange,
Only the Shadows do truly adorn.