The fifth in a new series of poems on love and longing. If you’ve ever written someone a love letter, you’ll know the feelings described in this poem.
I wrote you a note.
I deliberated a while,
My mind filled with hesitation,
Heart beating in trepidation.
Not that it said much.
Simple words with a touch,
Foolish, could be.
Yet, I meant to tell you how I feel,
For, tongue-tied I am when we meet:
Words lost even if sweet,
What is said, unrelated,
Thoughts and words disassociated.
I have gathered my courage now,
To tell you how deeply in love
With you I am:
Sleepless nights, life a sham,
Darkness fills, your thoughts a lamp,
In every part of me, you are felt,
A pleasurable pain, life has dealt.
All these thoughts now in a note
That I feel brave enough to post.
The mind has overcome its hesitation,
But the heart awaits in trepidation,
Eager now to know your mind,
As I tell myself, it will all be fine.
‘Srika’ (Dr B Srikanth) is an orthopedic surgeon, singer, songwriter, and a self-taught musician. He lives in London with his wife and two children.