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Love is a Farce
by Aparna Chatterjee
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Love is a farce
For if you love
Somebody
Would you not be
Happy if he’s happy
Loving someone else?

Would you not be happy
If you see him seeking
Love and happiness…
Somewhere else?

No!

You’ll feel sad.
You’ll feel jealous.
You’ll feel morose.

Your love is farcical.
For if you really loved him
You wouldn’t bind him with
Oaths, promises and obligations.

You would let him
Freely flow…
If he realises that you love him
And he is able to feel the same
For you, he’ll remain with you
And will never go.

But don’t bind him with prayers and pleas
As if you want to live on his mercies….
For if love has to happen, it will happen.
No matter what, no matter how far you are,
No matter how close you live, yet so
Distant you are….

But if love doesn’t have to happen,
Then no matter what you do, he’ll
Never come back to you….

So set him free
And enjoy this freedom
Of unrequited loving without
Receiving any….

For if you truly love him,
Let love not be a farce,
Never a binding, nor an expectation,
That he’ll love you as much as you do,
For his happiness may be within him,
With others, or with you, but wherever
He’s happy, let him be….for if you truly
Love him, won’t you be happy, just seeing
His happiness, wherever he is….with himself,
With her, with them, with him (?!), or with you!

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June 18, 2012
More By: Aparna Chatterjee
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Comments on this Poem

Comment If u love something set it free....
I too believe..sarve ksayanta patananta shamuchraya....
so things loved should be set free.

debalina
06/20/2012 04:32 AM

Comment
Thank you, Mr. Kundu, for your kind review :)

I know that all the above is easier said than done.

But in this world of beautiful men and women, it's hard to keep tabs on each other's partners.

So if we follow the above philosophy in our relationships....it will give us more peace and less pain.

alwaysaparna
06/19/2012 04:08 AM

Comment Love it Aparna. Mature narration. Mature philosophy. I congratualate you. This is the kind of poetry I believe in too. Thank you for sharing a realization. Best wishes.

sharbaaniranjankundu
06/19/2012 00:23 AM

Comment
Well Stated !!

alwaysaparna
06/18/2012 08:19 AM

Comment The freedom you give
Is the freedom you get!

Kulbir
06/18/2012 08:11 AM




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