“When we two collided
In frost and flame,
chipped and broken-hearted
we were as different as same.
Warm grew thy cheek and bold, Bolder thy kiss; Unstoppable, immovable, ’twas foretold No magic is more real than this.
The dew of the morning Shone like diamonds on my brows- I could feel ancient tunes storming in the vaults of my heart, resonating your vows.
My fears are all broken, Thou love I unabashedly claimed; Thee art the answer to questions I left unspoken, I silenced my demons with the sound of your name.
They name thee with me, A heaven to mine ear; Shivers of anticipation comes o’er me— I celebrate you with quivering lips, my dear
They know not how well I knew thee, How well we synced in ebb and swell— Long, long shall I rejoice thy touch and thee, Too deeply to tell, in love I fell.
In secret, we met— In silence, we danced to a fate we designed. I revisit the fading memories of that glorious sunset, when our lips were metaphors of souls entwined.
After long years, if again should I meet thee The twinkle in thy eyes shall tell me if all’s the same, how would thy like I greet thee?— With gasps of frost, and kisses of flame.”
Prerna Somani is a 20-year-old freelance editor from Gujarat, India. Debater, dancer and dramatist, she has loved the stage like a second home. Mostly a closet poet, she began to blog her work to reach out to readers and writers who seek empathy and not validation. You can follow her on Twitter at @sparkauror and Instagram @thescrawlyst.
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