Do you wonder about the many emotions,
That come and go without proportions.
Why do these enter as unsolicited suggestion?
Sometimes a scourge and other times a lotion.
Emotions are our lifelong companion,
Both a champion and a potion,
Not easy to control or contain,
But slowly we learn to rein.
Feelings defy definitions,
Exist as their own measure and permutations.
Some are temporary and transient,
While others are incessant and persistent.
Is all love fleeting?
Like a cursory social greeting.
And does this feeling,
Exist without a ceiling?
Some say love is not meant to be reciprocal,
But it’s definitely equivocal.
Mutuality in emotions is not a necessity,
But with it, feelings bloom with intensity and without scarcity.
Published by Shalini Kathuria Narang
Shalini Kathuria Narang is a software professional and a freelance journalist. She has reported for national and international newspapers, magazines and news sites. Her poems have been published in several anthologies including Starry Nights: Poetry of Diaspora in Silicon Valley and Pixie Dust and All Things Magical. She is a monthly contributor to Masticadores USA and has been published on Spillwords Press. She is originally from New Delhi.
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