where were you?
Where were you when I was relentlessly slithering on freezing ground;
rapaciously fantasizing about your voluptuously silken hair?
Where were you when I eclectically sketched you in a countless shapes
exuberant forms; envisaging you to be the most sensuously untamed
this colossal planet?
Where were you when I lunatically chatted with barren space for times
immemorial; insatiably wishing that my compassionately quavering voice;
reached you through thin air?
Where were you when I was tyrannically being drowned by the monstrously
cyclonic sea wave; perceiving nothing else but your magically
smile; even as preposterously diabolical sharks and water; haplessly
Where were you when I desperately needed fathomless skies of
when I fervently desired nothing else but your invincibly humanitarian
embrace; in my times of gruesomely bizarre dereliction?
Where were you when each devastatingly emaciated pore of my flesh;
uncontrollably sought for nothing else but your; tantalizingly
Where were you when I spent each unfurling second of the day;
inscribing your name on every wall of my house and my ecstatically
Where were you when I euphorically penned boundless lines of perpetual
poetry on your brilliantly magnanimous grace; sporadically wailing as I
unstoppably craved for your mischievously uninhibited laughter?
Where were you when I was being truculently whipped by the
unforgiving and iconoclastically orthodox society; and every tear
from my eye; engulfed profusely with nothing else but your immaculately
Where were you when I was shivering even beneath the most opulently
flocculent of quilts; as every cranny of my countenance unsurpassably
yearned for nothing else; but your Omnipotently miraculous warmth?
Where were you when I frantically wandered for a countless days on the
frigidly dusty streets; fanatically searching for your Omnisciently
essence without even knowing an alphabet from your heavenly name?
Where were you when I wholesomely surrendered my impoverished form to
satanic lions of the jungle; acquitting my form of all beautiful life;
without your majestically benign fragrance?
Where were you when I deliriously screamed for help towards the
endless sky; hopelessly unable to sight your lusciously venerated lips;
in the most flamboyantly dazzling light of the afternoon?
Where were you when I unfurled like a vivacious peacock into the aisles
unceasingly vibrant desire; with even the most infinitesimal ingredient
my blood unlimitedly wanting to dedicate itself to your divinely form?
Where were you when I disconsolately wept like a new-born infant for
ostensibly no reason or rhyme; inexplicably missing your congenitally
blessing rhythm; in even the most evanescent puff of air that I inhaled
Where were you when I zealously tried to stop every unraveling second
dials of my luminescent watch; wanting every fraction of the planet to
to an absolute standstill; and only you to reign unassailably supreme?
Where were you when I inexhaustibly fantasized about you in my every
when the whites and black's of my eye garnished no other image; except
insuperably queenly form?
Where were you when I about to abdicate my very last breath at the
command of the Omnipresent Lord; when the last wish that I breathed
nostrils was to hear your mellifluously eternal voice?
Where were you when I timelessly proposed my immortal love for you;
limitlessly wanted to propound the condition of my passionately
heart infront of your indomitably fearless grace?
And where were you when I was getting Married to a complete alien on
earth; just to fulfill the last wish of my dying mother; as there was
the most diminutive trace of you in front of her weary eyes; and all
she wanted to see before she died; was me in bonded in perennially
bliss and blithe.
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