He brandished his deviant self,
wearing the carefree stance in his queer smile
and assumed her presence
to be nothing but a serendipity

He liked her transient presence,
her pleasing aura,
her powerful words,
and everything she said or chose not to spell

He adored the occasional silence she assumed laced with eagerness,
and the soulful smiles oozing from her blurry words,
the relentless tease she mischievously played interest him more
and all the ditched emotions
trickling down too often in some uncanny descend

But despite such strong truss
he chose to offer a deaf ear,
convincing his miscreant heart,
for she was a friend at last,
though she was like a soothing breeze,
and felt like a desire to keep,
he saw her like a knoll
and from a distance,
he cherished her,
but dared not to breach the line

He didn’t know,
but he was discovering her slowly one leaf at a time
and every occasion he peeled a layer
he was astounded to learn
what she nurtured within

They may call it platonic
but their eyes, words, heart, soul yearn for each other more with the passing time.

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55 thoughts on “Serendipity”

  1. The yearning, the love, the effect of someone’s presence and the chaos of what our life would have been if they were ours completely – perfectly described.πŸ’– Beautiful emotions. And somewhere I relate with this.πŸ₯€

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  2. Good Morning β˜€οΈ, I have read this over πŸ’― Times. I wrote a well deserved response and posted. I imagine it required your approval. Lol…. My words were daze from the tired-some busy day, but determined to respond.
    This is such amazing Poem, I read it again before drifting off to sleep and saying a prayer. How brilliantly and breathtaking are your words. You captured every aspect of a growing relationship a deeper level of friendship weaved , intertwined each moment divine. It grows stronger our words, our bond, some how connecting. The Sun and Moon, Stars ✨ of light, shining so bright. There no reason to second guess. We are not on a quest, but destined. His voice she only imagines. His charm shines through his words. There is a call he hears, it vague at times, yet sometimes clear. Draw near…
    Yonnie πŸŒΈπŸ’œ
    InHisCare πŸ™

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    1. Good morning Yonnie. Your comment just brightens my day. Such a beautiful adulation. I am so grateful for your deep read and the words that you write on my blog post. Thank you so much. I am so honored and humbled

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