Love… a feeling so strange,

Often is vehemently sworn.

It is one that cannot be trained;

It exists in all but inborn. 

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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.

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But why are they so different?

Isn’t their ‘love’ alike?

Compelled to be indifferent,

Why do they attract dislike?

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What wrong had he done,

That society had him sacked?

He had just loved someone,

And he had loved him back.

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Though always surrounded,

He found himself alone.

A suffocation unfounded,

Made them all seem unknown.

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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.

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Trying his best to ignore,

The random giggles of bystanders;

Trust… he had no more;

Startled at the slightest murmurs.

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Worse than bullies they were,

Whom he could easily recognise.

In the shadows, they created the stir.

In the light, they held a ‘guise. 

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But then came the usual twilight,

And the moments they shared alone;

Somewhat seeming infinite,

In the silence, when the stars shone.

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Inhibitions became evanescent,

Fear turned its page;

They were amidst no judgement,

Love overshadowed the stage.

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Ignoring all feelings of sorrow,

Bearing with all his pain;

Believing that each tomorrow,

Will bring all those moments again.

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He just kept dragging through,

Living a day in a go;

Never did he have a clue,

That one day he wouldn’t show.

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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.

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The shadows, now more prominent,

As he walked down the endless path;

The end was always imminent,

They stood against the ‘societal’ wrath.

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That feeling of eternal bliss,

That he had never felt before;

That laughter, that smile, that kiss,

He wished he had some more.

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He kept thinking all night,

How different it could’ve been;

What if they didn’t have to fight,

Or worry about being seen?

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Fearlessly introducing each other,

As they listened to them talk endlessly;

Of how they met and got together,

As they welcomed them both openly.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The dark heavenly skies,

Made the leap seem worthwhile;

As it all engulfed his eyes,

He could only see that smile.

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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.

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When will the world change,

And not have lovers be torn?

Love… A feeling so strange,

Only the Shadows do truly adorn.

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