One Inch

Holding her face in his hands,

He rubs her cheeks softly with his thumbs,

No word is being spoken,

Only the heart gets the Goosebumps,

He looks at her lips,

He doesn’t want to let slip the moment,

Eyes being filled with tears,

And the throat gets the lumps,

He examines carefully,

Every pixel of her face,

As he is trying to understand,

The mystery of this maze,

He doesn’t really know how to proceed,

What if he doesn’t succeed?

He tries to look out if there is any rule,

He is being such a fool,

He tries to find the sign of permission,

In her changing expressions,

Surely he doesn’t want to leave,

Any wrong impression,

He doesn’t move a single inch,

Remains still in his position,

His throat gets dry,

In the mouthwatering occasion,

He collects all his strengths,

Proceeds towards the clinch,

He has to stop himself,

When he gets away merely by an inch,

Lips would have reached the destination,

If he had not seen the hesitation,

She pulls herself back a bit,

This small thing has the big implication,

A tear rolls out from his left eye,

It doesn’t stop even if he tries,

He releases the most precious thing out of his hands,

He tries very hard but couldn’t understand,

Did he read her wrong?

Did he not deserve it?

Did she change her mind?

Or did she even want it?

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  1. Damn! I take back my first comment. Yes, you can still go for English pop songs, but you’re way better than that! This poem has so much of emotions…and I loved the way you have written out the thoughts. This is EXACTLY how you feel in such a situation. I bet you already know that! 😛

  2. Oh my…so heart wrenching…from both sides of my view…perfection Neeraj. xo

  3. Oh my GOD! So natural way of lovely expressions, Neeraj. Loved it. Glad to see you there in “Ambiguous Words” too. Have a great time ahead. Cheers.\m/ 🙂

    Rahul

  4. This is awesome! You know how to express so well, dumbo !! 😉

    No point of argument while she holds herself back,
    They lacked to strengthen the aroma, intentionally lost their track.
    Their entwined hearts uplift the world where they see,
    Life ain’t all about hesitation, they profoundly agree.
    Neither are they wrong nor do they deserve to break apart,
    Thoughts may not possess the art to understand the chambers of heart!

    Thumbs up, dude!! Keep rocking!!
    -Naima.

  5. Great way of narrating the divine moment, Bro.
    Good one… waiting for more. 🙂

  6. this is perfection. captures the moment perfectly.

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