Self-love Justified

 

I loved others for too long
but that was a futile exercise
Now, I love myself the most
And see, I always get the prize

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To WP:
“See, how I justified my self-love
in less than 30 words
Now tell me, dear WP
where is my prize…???”

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WP replied (of course it didn’t):
“Love is an art, of giving
 without getting
 Love others selflessly and justify
 then you will get the prize”

A.G.
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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Do or Die.”

WP Overthrown

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Ouster of WP –  from my life

I like what I like – with full heart
I do what I do – with full heart

For that, I do not have any reasons
that can ever satisfy your weird heart

I follow my gut feelings, sure I do
but I play no strange games, that you do

Still, if you don’t trust my choice
Still, if I can’t convince you WP

Then off you vanish without a trace
Because Oh!! I realise, I liked you too (once).

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: ‘Do or Die’

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Born Again

When a child is born, the mother is also re-born. It is like starting one’s life afresh with a fresh new baby. Most mothers can relate to this…

Born Again

Drowsy after a caesarean I lay
As if I forgot why I was there

The nurse woke me, handed me
A beautiful dimply babe

As if saying, take care
Here it(he) is, now all yours

As I held him, there he was
Frantically sucking his tiny fist

His nervous half-open eyes
As if scared to be in this world

Our eyes locked, well so I thought
And I was changed forever

That moment I was ‘born again’
As I had become a mother

He was my bundle of joy
My onus and my prerogative

With trembling unsure hands
I dressed him up in red

He belongs to me, I thought that day
This little soul is solely mine

But no, from that day till now
It was my life that was no more mine

My life could never be the same
As it became much better, all too fine.

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My son’s first photo, on the day he was born…long ago.   

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I wrote this poem in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “First!.”
Later posted it for the Photo Challenge Fresh as well.

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