For Someone Special - Poem by Mangesh Sonawane
Everyday, I make up my mind
That I would strike up a conversation
On some topic, any, it mattered not
As long as her eyes would be on mine.
Yet as I walk past her and say hello
The smile she gives shatters my resolve
Leaving me incapable of anything
But sappy gazes and incoherence.
I want to speak out, tell her how I feel
The depth of my emotion, I wish to spill
But I know not what she thinks of me
It's not just her friend that I wish to be.
Does she somewhere deep within
Regard me with a liking more potent
Than the one possessed among friends
And strangers who are familiar?
Or is it just an everyday feel
Of people you sit with, talk and laugh?
Will she ever say yes to me,
If I asked her to be a part of my life?
I know not the depth of my feelings
Perhaps it is love, perhaps more,
Or perhaps it is just an everyday attraction,
The usual modest teenage crush.
But what I do know for certain
Is that somewhere within me
She fills a void previously unfilled,
The desire for companionship.
There is no one I'd rather have
Walking besides me on the road of life
Than the person whose smiling beauty
I would wait forever to see.
Maybe I'm not the right person for you,
Maybe I'm an alien from a poetic universe
But I promise you, I would change my world
Because if there's anyone worth it, it's you.
I will treasure your trust, I will carry your smile
I promise I will be the best I can ever be
And I promise you I will always love you
So I ask you again, will you share life with me?
Poet's Notes about The Poem
I hope she says yes.
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