Albert Einstein 13 - Impediments In Love Poem by Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Albert Einstein 13 - Impediments In Love

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Whether a fairy tale love story
Or a modern valentine love engagement,
There is always a villain or a vampire,
Making a wicked attempt,
To separate the passionate lovers,
Like sharp thorns between two rose petals!

In Albert and Mileva's case,
It was not an unknown enemy,
But Albert's own mother- Pauline Einstein,
Who took an intense dislike to Mileva Maric.
When she heard of her son dating a Serbian girl,
Pauline was angry and frustrated.

When Albert told his mother very firmly
That he planned to get married to Mileva;
Pauline threw a terrible tantrum,
Throwing herself on bed,
Crying aloud, most shamelessly,
Pretending a nervous breakdown.

But Albert dismissed his mother's continuous nagging,
And went ahead with his relationship with Mileva.
Why was Pauline Einstein so vehemently against Mileva?
Was it Mileva's limp when she walked? Or that she was older?
Was it because she was a Serbian or was not a Jew?
One can only speculate! Only God would know, why she was so bitter!

A Biographical Poem

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: story,true,life,affinity and love,frustration
I love reading autobiographies and biographies. As a student in school and college, I enjoyed reading Gandhi ji's autobiography -" The story of my experiments with the Truth". Based on his story, I wrote 50 poems on Mahatma Gandhi in Poem Hunter and later, published it as a book entitled - "Mahatma Gandhi - Simple Living High Thinking". Now, I am thoroughly enjoying writing on Albert Einstein, based on many books published on his life and works. Last one year, I have been reading on his life. His quotes are exceptional and have quoted them in the last few poems on Albert Einstein. The love life of Albert Einstein is truly interesting and enigmatic. The passionate love letters written between Albert and Mileva has been published as a book by an author named "In Albert's shadow -The life and letters of Mileva Maric - Einstein's first wife" by Milan Popovic, Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University press,2003. Reference: 1. "Albert Einstein - A biography" by Alice Calaprice & Trevor Lipscombe 2019,
Chinedu Dike 16 May 2021

Congrats for this marvellous display of sheer poetic ingenuity. I sincerely believe that these poems on Albert Einstein will continue to echo onto humanity long after your sun is set.

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Chinedu Dike 16 May 2021

Thank you for your insightful works on the noble deeds of the noble man. I sincerely believe these poems will continue to echo onto humanity long after your sun is set. Stay blessed.

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Kostas Lagos 16 May 2021

Keep on writing and we'll keep on reading this wonderful series

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Shruti Verman 16 May 2021

oh that's a sad turn of affairs..: (

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Indulekha Meno 15 July 2021

A sad twist that Einstein&s mother Pauline fisliked their love affair

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Ankush P 21 June 2021

Life is so uncertain

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Vrinda 20 June 2021

Excellent poem.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 May 2021

This poem is very brilliantly and excellently penned with amazing mind. Thank you very much for sharing this.

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M Asim Nehal 16 May 2021

Yes, without twists and turns the love story never reaches its pinnacle. You have done great research which is worth reading.

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