Love, What is it?

By Sonal Lobo
Sonal Lobo, born and bought up in Bengaluru, is a post graduate in commerce from Christ University, Bengaluru. She has been writing from the age of 10. Her writings have been published in in a number of publications of repute. She has published two books 'Thoughts Sublime' and 'Whistling Words' both collection of poems and also contributed in various anthologies. Currently she is working as an HR counsellor in Bengaluru. You can reach her at sonal_chocolate@yahoo.co.in
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Love, What is it?



Sitting beside each other, staring at the night sky
They began to whisper in their minds
This doesn’t seem right.
Something is missing he said
There is no love he declared.

What is love she wondered
Is it the initial spark and undying romance?
The cuddling and kisses
Yes, it was all missing
But, was it love anyways?

She looked into his eyes and began to wonder
What does it mean to be in love?
Is it the soft prayers she whispers asking God to keep him safe, every time he is late?
Or is it the food she cooks keeping his taste in mind.
Why does she reach out to him first to share good news and search for him in the crowd when she feels lost?
Is it not love when she tries to look best for him and cry when he ignores?
Is it just a simple feeling when she messages to check on him despite his anger and resistance?
Why does her world go spinning when he coughs out loud?
Or she chooses to give up all her plans, just to take care of him when he down with simple fever.
If this is not love she began to wonder what was it?
Was it not love that made her protect their little baby in her womb?
Was it not love that made her give up her so-called expectations just to see him excel?

What is love she began to wonder
Was it a word or a just a feeling?
Would it remain or sway?

She could not stop the tears in her eyes
And rested her head on his shoulders and began to cry.
Seeing her sob his heart skipped a beat
And realized this was it.
He could not see her hurt
He could not bear to see her sad.
If this was not love then what was it?

He could fight against the whole world
Just to keep her smile,
She was his only world
And her presence had made it all worthwhile.

He laughed at his foolishness and hugged her tight
He said this is love
When we are together.
Its love when we cook together and wash together.
Its love when we discuss our future together
It is love when we are raising our children
It is love when at times we are fighting.
Its love when we stand up for each other.

When days turn into years
Red roses may dry out
Chocolates may turn bitter.
Outings become boring
But love gets better.

Naughtiness of Infatuation
Craziness of attraction
Everything begins to fizzle

But true love begins to mature
The sacrament of matrimony
Keeps two heart in harmony
No matter what you feel
Love between a husband and wife only gets stronger
And prevails forever.

 

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Comment on this article

  • Jasmine Sequeira, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Sonal, once again you have put in a thought provoking poetry. It's sounds so personal to everyone who reads it. God has blessed you with a wonderful gift. Please keep it going.

    Agree [3]

  • Naturecare Counseling & Healing Centre, Mumbai & Karnataka

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    It's wonderful......Sonal you have definitely touched the hearts of few depressed people in love. God Bless you. Keep writing......

    Agree [4]

  • Ronald Mathias, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Wow....beautiful write up..Sonal
    Jesus taught us to....
    LOVE....
    SERVE....
    FORGIVE.....

    Agree [5]

  • Lawrence, UAE/Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 30 2019

    Loved the write up. Beautiful.

    Agree [6]

  • Akansha, Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 29 2019

    Loved every sentence. Not only could I relate but I could feel every line. Never felt this before reading a poem. Simple yet straight from heart. Beautiful.

    Agree [5]

  • Kevin, Bangalore

    Thu, Nov 28 2019

    Sonal Beautiful writing. You described beautifully the relationship between a man and wife. It's sad to see off late that some couple choose to leave each other just for a reason that the romance fizzles, which I feel is wrong. True love matures and turns to Beautiful bond which no one can break. Amazing writing.

    Agree [6]

  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 28 2019

    Beautiful,
    Jesus on an eternity of love.

    Message to John Leary

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    Jesus said: “My people, I have loved all of you all the time at every moment, and I will continue to love you, even in your soul after your death. I loved you when I created your soul and body in your mother’s womb. I love you every moment of every day of your life. I love you now, and I will love you forever. This eternal flame represents My eternal love for everyone, even those people who reject Me. In response to My love, I desire in your human possible way to show Me your love in every moment in your prayers, in your good deeds, in your Holy Communions, and in all of your moments that you adore Me. Remember what I told Martha about her sister Mary. Mary stayed by Me to listen to My words, and she adored Me. I told Martha that Mary has chosen the better part of loving Me, and it shall not be taken away from her. My people, if you focused on loving Me every moment, the devil could never get you to sin. Even if you said: ‘Jesus, I love you.’ all the time during the day, you would please Me greatly. When you love your wife or husband, you are constantly showing your love by being with your spouse, and caring for each other’s needs. In a similar way, I want you to imitate My love for others, and tell Me how much you love Me. Remember that in heaven there is only love and peace. So when you love Me and love your neighbor as yourself, you are preparing yourself for an eternity of love with Me in heaven."

    Agree [12]

  • Joseph Britto, Bangalore

    Thu, Nov 28 2019

    Nice one Sonal.... Thank you

    Three things matter to most Humans :
    Faith
    Hope
    Love

    Of these Love is the Most important element and is understood/felt by most living beings.

    Agree [9]


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