dance with me…

 

 

“We will run and scream, you will dance with me,we’ll fulfill our dreams and we’ll be free.”

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just like that

And just like that, he picked her up and dusted her off.

Without even trying. That’s how their love was.

When she was at her worst,

he saw her at her best.

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Somewhere, Someone

“Somewhere
someone
thinks they love
someone else
exactly like

love you.
Somewhere
someone shakes
from the ripple
of a thousand butterflies
inside a
single stomach.
Somewhere
someone
is packing their
bags
to see the world
with someone
else.
Somewhere
someone
is reaching through
the most
terrifying few
feet of space
to hold the
hand
of someone
else.
Somewhere
someone
is watching
someone else’s
chest
rise and fall
with the 
breath
of slumber.
Somewhere
someone 
is pouring
ink like blood
onto pages
fighting
to say the truth
that has
no words.
Somewhere
someone
is waiting
patient
but exhausted
to just
be
with someone
else.
Somewhere
someone
is opening
their eyes
to a sunrise
in someplace
they have never
seen.
Somewhere
someone
is pulling out 
the petals
twisting the
apple stem
picking up
the heads up penny
rubbing the
rabbits foot
knocking on
wood
throwing
coins into
fountains
hunting for
the only clover
with only 4 leaves
skipping over
the cracks
snapping the 
wishbone
crossing their
fingers
blowing out
the candles
sending dandelion
seeds into the
air
ushering eyelashes
off their thumbs
finding the first
star
and waiting for
11:11 on
their clock
to spend their 
wishes
on someone
else.
Somewhere
someone
is saying
goodbye
but somewhere
someone else
is saying
hello.
Somewhere
someone
is sharing their first
or their last
kiss
with their
or no longer their
someone
else.
Somewhere
someone
is wondering
if how they feel
is how the other
they
feels about them
and if both theys
could ever become
a they
together.
Somewhere
someone
is the decoder ring
to all of 
the great mysteries
of life
for someone
else.
Somewhere
someone
is the treasure map.
Somewhere
someone
thinks they love
someone else
exactly like

love you.
Somewhere
someone
is wrong.” 
― Tyler Knott Gregson

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My Darling

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“My darling, you can’t see it,

can you? How like the moon

you are . Both of you so timid

in yourselves; hiding pieces

from the world. Then, there

are those rare moments when

you both are full, and it

becomes hard to look away.

You are beautiful.

-Alexandria Drzewiecki

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and he loves her

“She reminds him of every good day

he’s ever had. Every summer spent in

fields of grass. Every sunrise. Every

sunset. She tastes like dew and smells

like light. And when she speaks, it’s

like someone slowly plucking the

strings of a guitar, a sadly beautiful 

song starting to play, all his own.

And he loves her.”

― pleasefindthisIntentional Dissonance

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every kiss provokes another

Every kiss provokes another

Ah, in those earliest days of

love how naturally the

kisses spring into life.

How closely, in their

abundance, are they pressed

one against another;

until lovers would find it

as hard to count the kisses

exchanged in an hour,

as to count flowers in

a meadow in May.

~Marcel Proust 

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Light your way home

“I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark.”
~ Andrea Gibson

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Unannounced

“One does not find soul mates.. soul mates ‘happen’ unannounced in some turn of this deliciously unpredictable journey called life, often when we are not even ‘groomed for the occasion” 

― Sourabh MukherjeeAbout Matters of the Hurt: Love Stories

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if she’s amazing

If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy.

If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing.

If she’s worth it, you won’t give up,

If you give up you’re not worthy…

Truth is, everyone is going to hurt you;

you just gotta find the ones

worth suffering for.

Bob Marley
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They must always come together

“Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other… I know I’ve spent each life before this one searching for you. Not someone like you but you, for your soul and mine must always come together.”

Nicholas Sparks
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The Protocol of Love

Unseasonable

 showers,
this is no way to come.
Did I call you?
There was no need to come.
Do you really like to come
this way, not invited, unwelcome guest?
Yes, I did call you , but those were the days that belonged to you, the expectant mood of the wait for the rains, when the rains are needed sorely,
and I did wait for you then.
You have come
when I had to learn to give up
 hunger and thirst.
How was I to know
that what held you back
was something so simple but hard to break
because so simple–
Your conceit, your pride.
How often the hands went up in prayer
that you may hear me and answer my call.
When seized with the slightest hope that you would come answer my call,
I had offered thousands of oblations and lit up the home with rows of candles
in the hope of your coming.
That indeed was the time to come!

And you have come now
when there is no passion left in my calling,
when the lights have dimmed
and are waiting to die,
when the portals and the windows are closed to keep out the rains and the winds
and I have neither the desire left,
nor the strength
to rise and open the gates.
But your visage tells me
that I must wake up and take you in.
You are standing at the door
 with the defeat on your hands,
a winner once, and now a forgotten tale.
The rain you are that I once yearned for
and now I am
 inside a home, behind closed doors,
with no memory or knowledge of
the protocol of love.    

Original in Hindi by Neena Dighe
Translated into English by Sushama Karnik

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Because…

“When I touch you, I’m touching you because I want to make you happy. When I kiss you, I’m kissing you because you have the most incredible mouth I’ve ever seen and you know I can’t not kiss it. And when I make love to you—I’m doing exactly that. I’m making love to you because I’m in love with you…and for no other reason.” 

― Colleen HooverHopeless

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