Friday, July 3, 2009

FINE PRINT

This love has grown mouldy,
Left neglected in the monsoon,
Got rusty with disuse.
Words tender and true at the time,
With stony silence now turned stale-
Our perfect symphony
Long decayed into cacophony,
Memories of Heaven before Hell do pale...
Worm-eaten dreams and cankerous vows-
So much for our garden-fresh love!

Delivered in a bright blue carton,
Bought at an exorbitant price,
From that cheerful chubby lad
In the store down the street;
Sigh! Our hard-earned time
Gone down the drain!

"Sorry, madam, I’m afraid nothing
Can be done about it," said the lad
Politely, cheerful as ever,
When the unsatisfactory product
I thrust on the counter.
"The affection, I agree, has curdled,
The happiness has rotten, the memories mouldy;
But the pain, the hurt, the bleeding wound,
Are still so fresh, as we promised."

Cursing myself, I returned dejected-
I should have read the fine print
On that bright blue carton
Of garden-fresh love.

5 comments:

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Jinju,

This is such a beautiful poem on heart-break and dashed hopes.

In relationships one needs to understand if it is worth the pain. If it is, then hold on; otherwise, it is better to move on.

Best wishes, and have a happy day :)

anupama said...

dear jinju,
it's better late than never!you should have seen the print and many do over look that!
touchy lines and hope it has sincere feelings........
keep writing..........
sasneham,
anu

Shravan | ശ്രവണ്‍ said...

Cursing myself, I returned dejected-
I should have read the fine print
On that bright blue carton
Of garden-fresh love.

none reads it dear. trust me none !

Surya said...

Both reading and overlooking the fine print would not had helped you is the fact..
Perfect symphony decayed to cacophony is the present version and a tag-left, that the cacophony outliving the decay!
I think dreams are born with the presence of worms, meditated even at the age of pregnancy, right from the womb - sowed by the dear host! After birth, worms grown up to love its hunger and fought for their share!
But you the great, nothing left unnoticed by YOU - Keep It Up!

Jinju said...

Thank u ayesha, anupama, shravan and surya for the feedback :)