Love Today

Once upon a time
he would have waited for eternity
just to get a glimpse of her.
Rebel against the world
to be with her forever and ever.
Once upon a time
she would have braved
path of thorns and
hurtful words of one and all
It all is worth it, she would think
if I can be with my soulmate, my love.
But that was
Once upon a time.
Today…
He thinks he has to choose
between his career and marrying her.
She would be demanding and distracting,
my weakness she will be, not my strength.
Today…
Things she adores in her lover
do not make him an ideal husband material
He is laidback and he is a thinker
He lives in his dream world
it’s not at all real.
Another love story scumbs to the demand of practical realities.
Thank you Jingle for the Perfect Poet Award.
For this week, I would nominate Nanno

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65 thoughts on “Love Today

    • These were actually 2 different stories that I heard of..one where guy chooses his career and another where gal leaves a guy for someone more stable and husband material. And I got thinking how different is this scenario is from the grand love stories we used to hear…Romeo Juliet and all.
      Kinda sad, isnt it?

    • Lucky you. Good indeed you acted on time and realized you can actually have both. Many do not and they repent for a long time πŸ™‚
      Good to see you here πŸ™‚

  1. Written well and to the point! Marriage is often not all it’s cracked up to be. And I remember the rules of being with people. 1) Everything is subject to change without notice. 2) Everyone has their own agenda. Call me synical but…unfortunately their are few men who are marriage material. Others just always make good friends and lovers only.

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  6. while in this poem the choice seems harsh to choose career over love, but in reality is it not so simple. way to take a complicated aspect of life for many and express it in such a beautifully simplistic way.

    ~IS

    • Choice is indeed harsh and you cannot really say that choosing one over other is wrong or right….its something that cannot be judged. Whats sad is sometimes you don’t even consider that with a lil more effort, it is possible to have both! I guess, if you really value something, you would no give up easily on it.

  7. oh my,
    this is a sad poem.

    it’s sad because when all of us dream of a happily-ever-after kind of love, we realize that it’s only in fairy tales, we have to make love work in real life.

    β™₯β™₯
    a belated valentine’s to you. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Art, good to see you here πŸ™‚

      Ya all these fairy love stories we are fed make it sound sooo wonderful but its solid hard work to make a relationship work.

      Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

  8. Sad poem 😦
    I can relate to one of my male friends..
    He is so much like that guy and lost so many good women to marry!
    How sad. But I loved how strongly you expressed it dear πŸ™‚ Excellent

    • Noah, I guess we all must be knowing a few like these. As long as he does not regret loosing any of those gals, its fine. Otherwise that regret is quite a heavy thing to live with.

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  9. thats what usually happens when u fall in love without any calculations ! funny, everyone knows it and still, most of us are not able to stop themselves from getting into it.

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