Theme: Love

Love at 50+

by Dr. Kumarendra Mallick
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Love at 50+
is more a flashback
of keeping pace with the train
to see her off when she went home
to visit her mother on the weekend
than to to see the design she made
on the handkerchief for my twenty first birthday...

It is more a flashback
of closing the umbrella
to get her drenched in monsoon showers
and enjoy her pretend anger
than to wipe the sweat drops
from her forehead in hot summer.

It is more a flashback
of stealing her assignment book
to read her first love letter
and leave her red eyed,
less a honey and more a bee-hive
than to take up the repair work
at the eleventh hour
with a promise of a weekend long drive!

It is more a flashback
of opening the knob on a sly
to leave her high and dry
on the bath-tub bed
than wiping soap bubbles
from her burning pair of eyes...

Love at 50+
is a clear pleasant sky after a storm,
it is a fruit-laden bower
bent after bearing fruits from each flower.


23-Nov-2010

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Comments on this Poem

Comment And just wow, Vijayabhanu for your spontaneous appreciation! Thank you.

kumarendramallick
20-Mar-2011 06:50 AM

Comment wow...wow...and just wowww :-)

vijayabhanukote
20-Mar-2011 04:04 AM

Comment Thank you, Rupradha for liking the poem and for your sweet words. Your appreciation goes a long way to inspire me.

kumarendramallick
26-Nov-2010 21:51 PM

Comment awesome!! simply loved it!!

rupradhamookerjee
26-Nov-2010 11:47 AM

Comment Thank you, Ramesh. Love at any age becomes a reminiscence of wht we did even two days back. It is always a thrill. Best wishes.

kumarendramallick
25-Nov-2010 07:14 AM

Comment Nice Poem, Sir. Read many times to enjoy the feelings it portrays. I wish to read one Love at 70+ and above poems too from you....

rameshsvce
25-Nov-2010 05:19 AM


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