“Don’t go!..” – An Affair with the Uniform


Don’t go!

For I am yet to smell that crisp mountain air,

Trapped in the collar fold of the combat uniform that you were wearing,

When you came to see me.


Don’t go!

For the heels that I had raised to reach up to your shoulders,

And to wrap you in the sweetness of the moment

Swimming in the exhilarating concoction of  emotions…

….are yet to touch the ground!


Don’t go!

For I am not yet done listening to the sweet nothings,

That you whispered in my ears, making me aware of myself and swaddling me,

With the silk thread of your fragrance, all at once.


Don’t go!

For I am yet to catch that firefly twinkling in your eyes,

To light up my sky when you are gone, to the call of duty that u so cherish,

Just a bit longer, let me be in your embrace.


Don’t go!

For I am yet to Untwine the fingers – yours and mine,

That got entwined when you softly caressed your cheeks against mine,

While the sunflowers swayed with the August breeze outdoors.


Don’t go!

For I am yet to sip the water that came with you,

From the gushing spring, flowing up in the high hills, laced over your lips,

Let the summer of your love, touch the winter of my heart.


Don’t go!

For I have just tasted the elixir of love

And my heart that’s fluttering like the wings of the most fragile bird,

is yet to stop with the calmness of your presence.


Don’t go..stay.. just a bit longer!


Copyright © Aradhana Mishra

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    1. Romance is a language understood by few! 🙂 And you are absolutely right…in my case…”the hills’ only had to work their charm on me! 😀

  1. Wonderful mam
    Expressed the feelings very beautifully
    And I think it’s not only for the uniform people, it’s for every one who has to go leaving their loved ones behind for one reason or other.
    Very nice

    1. Thank you Ma’am for such endearing words! And you are absolutely right, these feelings can not be restricted to only the ‘Uniformed’ world… It’s for all those souls who suffer the pain of bidding adieu to ones love!

    1. Thank you Keerti!!!!!! And I have more reasons to thank you actually…. Your interpretation of the poetry was out of this world! Love you!

  2. Aradhna you have put the emotions so beautifully in these words – very heart touching.
    Always wait to read your work – keep it up.

    1. Hello Radhika, Thank you for such kind words! Shall try to match up to the expectation for sure! Much love!

    1. Hello Sushma,
      I am truly glad that you liked the piece. You may enjoy other pieces of poetry as well!

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