Pradeep Dhavakumar

Rookie (August 27th,1979 / India)

Why I Do Not Glorify Lovers - Poem by Pradeep Dhavakumar

When you say: the reason
I do not spray petals on lovers
or verse about their love is
that I have always been a loner;
you are to an extent right.

But I have seen Butterflies:
dancing in the sky,
twirling, swirling, whirling,
closely around each other
held by nothing;
each with endless freedom
to go away from the other
to any part of the world
to sit on any flower
to drink from any pond
to sing with any swan
to dance with another one
at any instant of time
yet they keep dancing
only with each other
on and on and on
and that’s how I believe
it should be.

Now look at our dear humans:
The man has to do some things
to hold his woman.
The woman has to do some things
to hold her man.
They both have to keep on doing
some other things
to hold their love.

Imagine the same butterflies
with their wings stitched,
legs chained, antennae stuck,
bodies nailed, trudging in the sky;
Will your pen itch to write?
Not mine!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


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