I love you not (revisited)

You look like a vision I had often dreamt of

To hold you in my arms is all I can think of

But take you in my arms, I will not

Let me confess, I love you not.

This exquisite pain that you have given me

By denying to have anything to do with me

Fills me with longing, but worry not

Let me confess, I love you not.

Life is not worth living if you are not there

What charm has world if you are not there

Don’t worry, your image I will tarnish not

For let me confess, I love you not.

Love is not love if it is unrequited

If two hearts to meet are not excited

Togetherness for them is meant not

Let me confess, I love you not.

The day you start have feelings for me

When you think you cannot live without me

I know that day will come not

Let me confess, I love you not.

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Fear

I was drawing shallow breaths

My pulse had become erratic

I was having palpitations

Maybe it was symptomatic.

Now you may call it what you want

Make fun of my sensitive cringes

But the plain and simple truth is

I am petrified of hypodermic syringes!!

Dominance

Door slammed hard, loud angry words

Flashing eyes and accusations hurled

No one relenting, no one ready to step back

The stage is set for another fight back.

The issue is immaterial and inconsequential

It is all a question of ego, that is essential.

And the ancient dance of dominance continues.

She looks at him and wonders again

Is he the man she had fallen in love with

How could he not understand her

How could he talk down to her?

He too wonders what happened to the woman

Who made him laugh and go weak kneed?

The woman he wanted to spend his life with

How could she talk back to him?

And the ancient dance of dominance continues.

The tension is broken by a small voice

“Momma, daddy, why do you always fight?”

Embarrassed and ashamed they force a smile

Pick up the little one and signal a truce.

She goes to the bar to fix a drink

He goes to the kitchen to a full sink.

And the ancient dance of dominance continues.