How do we still fall in love?


Fool’s love is all that they say
they abhor the pain and still want to stay
Can’t change the way we are so willing
the way it morphs and shines
like broken glass in a roll of hay

The endless lessons
the zillion lessons
the endless scars we endure
only cause, we want the ONE to stay
cursed is the one
who is willing to bear this pain
and smile through the broken days

If only we could solve this riddle
this maze of juxtapositions
this dichotomy of emotions
changing shades with every ray

Oh! you are a survivor
if you come out unscathed
and smile to stand another day
another day in this burning paradise
charred with singed hearts
covered in the soot of broken promises

How do we still fall in love
dying to be another mannequin
in this cursed land?

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

–Megha Sood


15 thoughts on “How do we still fall in love?

  1. This was so well written, deep and thoughtful. I especially loved “this maze of juxtapositions…this dichotomy of emotions” Just an excellent use of metaphors!
    Yes, why do we fall in love bearing the burden of pain? I guess the answer is different for everyone, but for me, it’s the hope of something tender and gentle and sustaining. So I guess I will keep falling foolishly in love until I find it. 😊

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  2. I believe it is very much likely that the answer to this riddle has something to do with hope. perhaps not all of us would like to be honest but, deep down, there’s a bit of hopeless romantic in all of us – to some extent at least! but again, hope is the fuel that gets us out there, still looking forward for that special someone, no matter how many times we get our hearts broken in the process. “this maze of juxtapositions, this dichotomy of emotions” beautifully penned. love this, Megha! well done ❤

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