I liked the way you looked at me,
That evening, when we first met;
Across the table, over everybody,
A moment, our sights professed.
It was a dinner party for twelve,
All of us meeting the first time.
We’d connected well, over wine,
You made an entry in due time.
You sat alongside me, to my right,
A young man between our sights:
Yet you made to connect with me,
But your attempts were all futile.
Then it was over emails and types,
We stayed in touch over few months:
With time removing from my sight,
Your arrogance blurring my mind.
Written words duly thawed the ice,
Our first dinner had frozen tight:
Due to the facades we both wear,
Shielding hearts broken over time.
Next time, unnoticed, you beheld me:
With awe, longing, affectionate pride;
It unravelled in a photo to my delight-
I may now rewind as often as I like.
The third time you stared at me,
As if you were in a state of shock:
It was like you saw an apparition
In black, had landed at your porch.
None has ever looked at me thus,
With interest, raw desire, all in all:
Light of your eyes melted my heart,
Set it off trailing your sharp mind.
Now that my molten heart is aglow,
By the steady flame from your eyes;
Break your silence, say the words:
So my heart doesn’t freeze in time.
This poem is inspired by the two songs:
“Say Something” by Christina Aguilera – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2U0Ivkn2Ds
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOvBOTyX00