Dr. Rani Mathew


Possessive Love - Poem by Dr. Rani Mathew

Be in maternity robe or ball gown
be in chat room or on bridal bed
love that denies breathing space
blooms only to wither away.
Immature it dies,
and like a scared squirrel
sits on guard, the hoarder
keeping other claimants at bay.


Knows not, the doting lover
that possessive love
is an enticing bower sodden.
Love birds trading hearts
hum in raptures within
but sopping wet, they grate,
thrashing about in fury.


Knows not, the foolish lover
that demanding love
is a silken thread razor sharp.
The little feet on the floor
treads by the cord that binds
but up the heights dawn-red
it pricks him hard.


Comments about Possessive Love by Dr. Rani Mathew

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (8/9/2017 3:04:00 AM)


    love that denies breathing space
    blooms only to wither away.
    a scared squirrel
    Knows not, the foolish lover
    that demanding love
    is a silken thread razor sharp.
    Very fine images, contrasts and very expressive
    In great terms describing the perils of possessiveness
    as a poison.. liked this very much dear poetess. tony
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012



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