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Monday, February 11, 2013

Happily Ever After...



Somewhere from north-east,
Can't be sure when.
Love came like a strong wind,
And hit Ben.

Unlike the colors of fall, 
It was black and white.
Near the patio of his house,
Golden rays placed a spotlight.

She wasn't a fairy, 
Wasn't  a queen,
A girl dressed in black in her teens.

Love, that too at first sight,
Kindled a never ending romance.
Mary was blessed for life,
Though, she met Ben by chance.

I'm Stella, 
Fixing the trim of a wedding gown.
Many years ago, I too, lived in this town.

I too loved someone,
but my story was undone.
My daughter Mary is marrying Ben,
and Ben is John's son.

John said when we bid adieu,
Love always find its way,
If love is true.

What John and Me started,
That story is now done,
Our kids are marrying today,
and a new story has begun...

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147 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite...so simple and so touching :)

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  2. Sounds very real..Enjoyed reading this..A novel theme trimmed to a poem! Beautiful, Saru..

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  3. if i tell you that i have seen couples breaking up with a sad heart but with a promise of getting their kids marry each other would you believe me..??

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  4. very touching ...and very true .....!!
    True love always finds its way ....
    very nicely expressed Saru ji ....!!

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  5. Destiny has strange ways of uniting the loved ones, Saru! Beautiful expression of timeless love:)

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  6. Oh so sweet...this is one of your best works. I have a request dear. Can I, if you permit, post this poem on my FB page 'Some Bedtime Stories'. Full credit would be given to you.

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    1. Sure, you can go ahead. Glad you liked it :)

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  7. That was so beautiful ! Unexpected twist. Made me smile.

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  8. A story within a poem...good one...!!!

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  9. Apropos for Valentine's week ,there are lots of promises to keep...

    subtle expressions ,heart touching..
    Happy Valentine's week..

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  10. That was beautiful with a little story weaved into it :)

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  11. Beautiful poetry! Just loved it!
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    Do visit some time:)

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  12. My, my! what a beautiful story, Saru.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you. :)

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  13. This reminds me of the movie 'Kabhie Kabhie'. Nice one

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    1. Yeah, it is like that. I love that movie :)

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  14. you made it turn like a bollywood story... :) But cute and sweet!

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  15. The poetry is a mix - a heart warming past yet full of hopes and dreams for a happy future.You captured the essence of the present very beautifully in your heartfelt words :)

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    1. Thank you Arti for a beautiful comment which brought the essence of the verse. :)

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  16. A very interesting twist Saru! Somehow I still wonder if the story is actually done. The new story (in the last line) makes me eager to know what the future holds..

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  17. Wow!! lovely tale of a sachha pyaar Saru. Didn't know the end would take such a turn when I read the opening lines :) Beautifully expressed.

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  18. simple yet so beautiful .. nice twist in the end!

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  19. lovely! what a nice little story expressed through beautifully woven verses :)

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  20. AWW... such a lovely poetic story!!! loved it :)

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  21. simplicity with a twist is the best part in this one :) liked it Saru :)

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  22. Beautiful,heartwarming & touching poem. Happy Valentines Day Saru !

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  23. A very nicely tangled story of love... I paused and then made sense of John, Mary, Stella and Ben :) very nice.

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  24. Love it Saru.. absolutely love it..happy valentines day!

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    1. To you too. Have a great time with family :)

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  25. You have come with a very nice twist, but it's painful too. No?
    Keep going dear!
    May you & your Valentine always keep smiling! Happy Valentine! :)

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  26. 'John said when we bid adieu,
    Love always find its way,
    If love is true.'

    Very touching lines....

    Lovely twist in the poem!

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  27. A tender love story delicately told.So sad for the parents but.

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  28. If not theirs, at their kids turned true.. Indeed a nice one.. :)

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    1. Thank you! At least someone is having a happy ending...

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  29. Lovely...life comes full circle, Saru. Very beautiful lines...

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    1. Yeah, it comes in full circle. Thanks for reading Ma'am.

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  30. Spinning a story in the poem is a difficult task, and you're gifted with that talent! Love is magical!

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    1. Thank you so much. You made my day with your comment Anu :)

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  31. Reminded me of Hindi movie Kabhi Kabhi -Amitabh and Rakhi could not get married but their children Rishi and Neetu get married

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    1. Yeah, someone said that and I agree with all of you. That movie is a classic :)

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  32. The first 4 paras give a feeling that you are narrating their story, but then comes the most important character of the poem. I feel for Stella, but now she has found her peace. I loved all the lines but this one was a winner for me "Golden rays placed a spotlight". Like in the movies, where everything else vanishes and the hero can just see the heroine under the spotlight. Nice :-)

    Also the colors of fall, black and white, so black refers to her dress, but what is white, the sunlight?

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    1. Actually 'Unlike the colors of fall, it's black and white' represents the season Ben saw Mary. It was Autumn, which is full of colors but Mary was dressed in black. She is fair wearing a black outfit hence the contrast with the colorful surrounding. Spotlight signifies how awestruck Ben was that he couldn't see anything but her. Quite a detailed thought :P

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    2. oh okies, I get the colors of fall line now. Thanks :-)

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  33. Life and love coming full circle. Lovely writing!

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  34. Stella re-living her memories...:) By the way, any specific reason for using north-east....??

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    1. Nothing specific. I love the North-East part of our country, may be that's why I used it.

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  35. beautiful! i read this more as a story than poetry:)
    "What John and Me started,
    That story is now done,
    Our kids are marrying today,
    and a new story has begun..."
    wonderfully put:)

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    1. Thanks Nimish. Glad to hear form you after so long.

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  36. Hey Saru.. you are an absolute master. It is a masterful composition indeed. To weave such a long and deep story in a poem in fewer words with all its emotions and glory intact is no mean feat. Hats off to you my friend.

    Happy Valentine's day.

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  37. You never fail to amaze me... Every time I read your poetry, I go through new emotions and feelings.

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    1. Thank you so much Ma'am. It means a lot coming from you. :)

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  38. Aww...i love happily ever after!! Always, happily ever after.

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  39. Oh. Loved this very unique love story. Sweeet!

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    http://malhotraankit.blogspot.in/2013/02/liebster-award.html

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    1. Thanks Ankit and congratulations to you :)

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  41. The circle of love. It indeed works in mysterious ways. ♥

    Love it, as always. :)))

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  42. superbly written as always Saru.

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  43. as ususual wonderful words by you....

    reading blog posts after a long break in fact 1st time in 2013 i hav logged into blog world, hope this year had been good to you so far...

    best wishes,
    irfan.

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  44. once again- you are great in creating poems.

    Weakest LINK

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  45. that is cool twist and a happy ending :)

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  46. This is such a cute Story. A feel good one, When God couldn't grant the wishes of two people directly, he somehow made it happen through the next generation. Nice :-)

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    1. God had its own ways! Thanks for reading Ash!

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  47. Melancholic yet captured the essence of love- good one, Saru!

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  48. This is one complicated love story! Phew..!

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  49. Our kids are marrying today.? Does it mean that their kids with different partners are marrying each other? Sorry I got a bit confused.

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    1. Stella's daughter 'Mary' and John's son 'Ben' are marrying. Which line was confusing?

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  50. straight and simple and quite effective. your poems are always a treat to the reader. :)

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