Celebrating Love

a poem by Devika

Love enters in strange disguise
Like smoke lingers in your eyes-
Rub away for all you’re worth
Some part of it will still hurt…
And yet when it clears away
There is a light as bright as day,
And a little shadow stays
To remind you of the dusky days
Of love that only came to tease,
Quiet as time and a gentle breeze…
And left you with an aching heart
Why, oh why, must we always part?
Yet when you look at yesterday
What you see along the way
Is not the skeleton of your fears-
But a rainbow of promise amid tears!