Your Songs

a poem by Sumita Jagannathan

‘Tis when the road branches-
that we go separate ways
But though apart, the music always stays
For once heard, the melody always lingers
Unforgettable, the notes and the singers.

Every musical chord touches my heart
with every staccato beat, it does not part
‘Tis the music running-
blood-like through my veins
And you belong, the star of these musical chains

Fear not, that I will corrupt this elixir
You and I are always musical peers
From the start, to the very end
This music will be our dearest friend.