I met a man who was in dire need of love.
He appeared to be harmful.
Everyone told me he has ill intentions.
Since he seemed untrustworthy and disloyal,
they warned me and asked me to be careful.
They said you have gone crazy in love
but I think that was not the case.
I was just practicing empathy
inhibited in my nature as its base.
So, I let him love me and he broke me into pieces.
Everyone said that he is a monster.
They reminded me that they had warned me of his deceit
and that it was my fault
that I gave him the love that I thought he deserved.
I moved ahead in my life without him
not with animosity but empathy and acceptance.
I met another man in dire need of love.
I took each step towards him with much reluctance.
Though I desire innocence
but he is engulfed in worldly ways.
He is trying to adhere to the notion
of love prevalent today.
My friends approve of him
and are more eager
and excited to know him
than me. Even they believe he is better.
Instead of any doubts
that they might have held towards him,
they tell me to improve myself
in all aspects
to be the one that he deserves.
He, in direct and indirect ways,
keeps pushing me towards improvement.
He constantly reassures his presence
in my life but reminds me of my fulfilment
as an individual human.
I met him and told him
that I desire childlike relationship.
He asked me to become slim
and developed, with me, a good friendship.
When I told him how and when
and who did break me,
he disapproved of any such conversation
and told me he is not interested
in knowing any such thing.
We are both afraid
and are taking fearful steps ahead.
We are trying to work together
with patience and understanding.
We are not thinking much about the future
but secretly trying to make it till forever.