Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar. Poems
A Woman Forty Plus Aspires
I must be the centre of attention
And reaffirm my desirability.
I must feel validated as a woman
And re-experience the romance of love.
Let be burnt the ennui of monogamy.
Let come again the sexual excitement
That I went through at my first night.
Need not the man in focus be a prince,
An emperor nor a millionaire.
Let him be the one I want to be with,
In accordance with my safety,
Proximity and convenience.
Just for a ‘love you leave you alliance.’
Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
And remain faithful with my husband.
Love As Though No Love
When I saw you, I fell in love.
I saw you often, you know why.
You didn't let me know you love me.
‘I love you' comes from neither.
To love is a pleasure; I do.
Being love is a thrill; you do.
You don't want to confess your love
And don't want to me declare it so.