The fall

Keeping you a secret was

by far the most difficult thing for me

secretly stashing your incendiary notes in the spaghetti jar

beside the semolina jar in which mom stowed cash

secure in the knowledge

that mom would never see it

(she hated cooking spaghetti)

was such a thrill for me

your proclamations were passionate and daring

outlining your plans to change the world

mooney-eyed I followed your words with rapt attention

nothing was ever subtle about your beliefs

and I would have rebelled against myself

to inhabit the world you promised

the corpulent politician on the TV is a pale shadow

of the fiery young man I knew once

how the lofty ideas tumble!

21 thoughts on “The fall

  1. I am smiling as i read…reminds me of those when expressions of love is done mostly by writing a love note..and then the receiver would keep it in a secret box….lovely illustration of that Punam

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  3. I love this idea of you stashing incendiary notes to keep your secret, and this:
    โ€œI would have rebelled against myself
    to inhabit the world you promisedโ€
    So portrays the passion you felt for this person, before the lofty ideas tumbled! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. The idealism of youth makes heroes out of ordinary people and at the same time villians out of those without ideals! One grows up to realise everyone has feet of clay.
      Thank you so much, Rachel. โค๏ธโค๏ธ
      I did stash some love notes in the kitchen!!๐Ÿ˜‚

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