Narayanan Kutty Pozhath

Gold Star - 5,378 Points (October 6,1961 / Trissur, Kerala, India.)

When I Fell In Love - Poem by Narayanan Kutty Pozhath

Little did I know
that it was such a sin,
when I fell in love.
I had no preplan.
I never want to hurt
anyone whom I love.
It so happened
I fell in love.
Little did I know
that it was such a sin,
when I fell in love.

I knew the rules
of the game.
I chose my field.
I chose my job.
I chose my work place.
I did not know
that I cannot
choose my wife.
Little did I know
that it was such a sin
when I fell in love.

I didn't have
the right to choose
my wife, mine was to
love anyone
they choose for me.
It was how they
looked at love.
I was foolhearted.
Little did I know
that it was such a sin
when I fell in love.

I was made outcaste
I lost my heritage,
not by law but by deceit.
Everything is fair
in war and love.
It was war for them
and love for me.
Little did I know
that it was such a sin
when I fell in love.

Who were they?
My father, sister,
brothers and brother in law.
Relatives became spectators,
villagers became gossipmongers
I did not fight.
I lost the war without fighting.
People who fought
were more precious
than everything I lost.
Little did I know
that it was such a sin
when I fell in love.

Topic(s) of this poem: brother, father, love, war

Form: Bio


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I married my wife who was from another religion. My family's response is shown here.

Comments about When I Fell In Love by Narayanan Kutty Pozhath

  • (5/7/2018 10:00:00 AM)

    They sinned against you. You did not sin to fall in love but love is also a mystery and sometimes you get hurt while you practice to do it. Be encouraged.8 for this. (Report)Reply

    Narayanan Kutty Pozhath(5/8/2018 3:43:00 AM)

    I appreciate your words.

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  • Chinedu Dike (5/7/2018 9:29:00 AM)

    Rich description vivacious with emotion. A sad tale of love depicting societal prejudice and virtuous hypocrisy told in eloquent finesse. As for me, the freedom to love is not negotiable. A powerful write-up with social awareness. Thanks for sharing Kutty and do remain blessed. (Report)Reply

    Narayanan Kutty Pozhath(5/8/2018 3:45:00 AM)

    Thank you for the kind words. Life has taught me it is not necessary that others approve what you do. But we must approve what we do.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018



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