Poems by Binay

This is Love

a poem by Binay

I don’t need to fall at her feet
to implore her to come back to me
But I do need to hide the tears
’cause I don’t want her to see them.
She made a hole in my heart
but I can’t do the same.
And now I command the sinking ship.
I’ll get over her, I know I will.
I pretend the ship’s not sinking.
I just say to myself
it’s another love story,
another Titanic going down.
Was it love?
Whatever it was, it’s all over now
and life goes on.
Is it all over now ?
Guess not, ’cause even today
give me a thousand Titanics
and I’ll gladly sink them all
for just that smile of her’s.
Now, that’s what I call love, real love,
love a breed apart.

Why I learn new words

a poem by Binay

Whenever I looked into her eyes
I felt my heartbeat fast.
I watched her tender smiling lips
and wished the smile would last.
I told her all my joys and sorrows
except the fact that I loved her.
My eyes had been telling that
but she glanced the other way.
I placed my hand close to her’s
but she never held it tight.
Love I thought was felt and understood
but she wanted it signed and declared.
My love for her was immense
but I always ran out of words.
Words I felt would belittle
my love for her.
I never proposed to her
not even in my dreams
’cause I always felt that
love never needed to say ‘I love You’
I gave space to my love,
space to bloom and prosper naturally.
Then one fine day,
I felt her presence close at hand
and turned around
And lo! there she was, very near,
very near to her man,
a man she found in the space I’d given her.
I longed for a life-time friend and got two;
Two droplets rolled down my cheeks –
they have been my bed-mates since.
Then onwards I made a point
to learn a new word a day
to ensure I am never short of words again.

The Ring

a poem by Binay

Yesterday I saw her blooming pink
with a diamond in her ring
and a man with a wink.
The sight made me sink,
for she had done such a thing
only for a diamond ring
about which I couldn’t even think.