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Love Conquers All

written by: Nalini Priyadarshni



I did not believe it, for
though I tried hard, love did not love me back
and I was resigned to writing
poems of unrequited loves rest of my life
just about then I fell hard
for a man who almost made me shunt him out
of my world for grossing me out with his proposition
but that would have been unfair
mostly to me cause he was a moon
what I had glimpsed was only a sliver
a whole unlit side of him remained to be explored
and by gad, I am nothing if not adventurous

So explore, we do
ourselves and each other
terra incognita waiting for us with
a wealth of passion and tenderness
one day at a time, unsure what tomorrow holds
always glad we return
to mine more
unravel another dimension
find new ardour
peeling layers of past agonies
to heal and rejuvenate
loving what we become in togetherness
molded by what we love
we face what we hate and survive
love, as they say, does conquer all

Nalini Priyadarshni

Nalini Priyadarshni

Nalini Priyadarshni is the author of Doppelganger in My House and co author of Lines Across Oceans. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, podcasts and international anthologies. She lives in India with her husband and two feisty kids.
Nalini Priyadarshni

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