I posted these poems as a series last year. It was written as a story of a lady who was waiting for her beloved. He wrote a letter saying that he would come in July and meet her in the garden where they met last time. Read how the story unfolds in each poem. Please share which one of these poems you liked the most.
In this Garden,
My soul wanders, My self is lost.
I breathe love in this place,
Here life unfolds.
I walk here everyday,
Every day I sigh...
With my arms folded around me,
Waiting for this July.
I have lost count of time,
Count of days and nights...
Since I sit on this bench,
Holding his letter tight.
I kissed him goodbye,
For he will return for us...
In this Garden, this July,
To give voice to my words.
Was drifted away with ecstasy, rubbed and erased all fears,
As he was coming to me, he would have been near.
I waited for this July, like no one has waited before,
And I loved him always, with each passing moment even more.
Now, hopes are drifting away, reading his latest letter twice,
Is maintaining this relation by any means wise?
Should I wait for him? He needs more time;
They say for love to be true, it has to be one of its kind.
August is not far away, my heart pleaded my mind,
Though deep within I think, Is my love so blind?
The lady in me crave for his embrace,
For my numb soul, this is a hard phase.
Convicted of falling in love, I have to bear this pain.
Consoling my pounding heart, its pleading will not go in vain.
Voice, I heard his voice,
No, not from a distance, very near.
It could be my dream,
I didn’t open my eyes to look clear.
He rubbed his hand on my shoulder,
I flicked it away.
Thought it might be my friends,
Who tease me this way.
Left with no options,
He lifted me in his arms.
Then, I believed his presence,
As usual I was smitten by his charms.
In this garden, I waited for him,
Through June, July and August.
He kept his promise,
And returned for us.
I asked him, for my longings, my love,
Give me something true.
He got down on his knees, took the ring,
Proposed and said, 'I Love You'.
*Je t’aime means ‘I Love You’ in French.