Dedicated to my better half Arun Prabhakar.
Valentine’s day so much hype around a day,
Some may be bestowed with too much love,
While others may feel uncared and not loved,
For me it is an ordinary day,
The rain has made it special,
And my “morning friends” are in a mood to play.
When i think of love it is not just for a day,
It is not in red roses or chocolates or a ring,
It is not holding hands or forever vows,
These are just gestures which may fade away.
For me love is to let other be,
To let other have the freedom of choice,
To let other have a few thoughts of his/her own,
To let other decide what he/she wants,
To let the other feel partner not a slave or sub-ordinate,
To let the other agree or disagree on the same thought,
To walk apart but together not in front or behind,
To live the love day-to-day in countless ways.
I know I can decide matters minor to major,
I need no permission but just a communication,
That is the Love which only fortunate may have
Yes, after 17 years of marriage i may not had a Valentine’s day,
But Respecting my individual being is most precious gift,
I get from him everyday ,
And it makes my everyday -“ A Valentine’s day”
P.S. Trust is the oxygen & Giving space to each other is the life-line of a relationship.