My Lifelong Love Affair
I knew her right back when
I first opened my tiny eyes
inside the nursing home room
that was filled with my first cries
She has that special quality,
much like an inescapable charm.
Wonderfully mysterious are her ways,
Unpredictable enough to cause harm.
Her tumultuous nature causes friction but also makes her canty.
Our relationship is like a roller-coaster ride,
with ups & downs aplenty.
She breaks with nonchalance,
the most carefully laid-out of plans,
She is an exquisite lover,
with firm & demanding hands.
I loved & hated her with equal vigor,
but I knew I really wanted her true,
there is no escaping her,
no matter what I do.
For to turn my back on her,
would be an invitation to the Reaper,
so I ensure that I get the sustenance,
to be strong enough to keep her.
I then pondered over her strange, inexplicable ways,
that were at times painful & sad,
Then realized that she actually loved me;
loved me more than I myself ever had.
Her numerous moods add variety,
they spice up my daily existence,
give me the greatest highs
& satiate my need for new experience.
She sends me the exact experiences,
the lessons I need to learn & grow
She teaches me how to love, care & feel
and also to reason, infer & know
She loves only one,
there can be no else but me.
For she is mine & I am hers,
thus mutually defined & dependent are we.
With this realization, came acceptance,
And I cast aside all expectation,
'You are MY LIFE! You are MINE! '
I said in all jubilation,
as I took full charge of what was always rightfully mine.
PS: At the risk of being redundant, let me inform that I've personified 'My Life' as 'My Lover' in this piece.