ALS NaPoWriMo Day 23:
The last three weeks have been restrictive in some way with writing a poem every day to the prompt, but highly creative and productive. And that’s what today’s prompt is! As children, we grew up following instructions from our parents. A list of Do’s and Don’ts that was prescribed to us. Even as adults, we follow the rules of society, the commands of our children or our bosses.
Today, write a poem on that one restriction that you always wished to go away, the one that you hated or found challenging. You could also describe how it would have changed your life for better or worse.
Poem: Love… is it?
What is love if constrained in thoughts?
What is love if chained all along?
Love… is it?
I want you to fly, my love
But allow me to limit your sky, my love
Don’t you trust my restrictions, my love?
I wish you did what I wished…
I wish you were, just like me…
Aren’t my wishes a reflection of love – my love for you (not me), my love?
I yearn for you to share my life,
But darling, I hope the rules you don’t mind,
Am I asking too much in the name of love?
Oh! What do you mean, “You need some space?”
Why can’t you share my dreams as I embrace?
How can this incongruity, togetherness mean?
When I weigh my love with a perk in return,
When I lace my love with ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’,
Do you really feel it doesn’t connote love?
Love… what is?
To set you free?
To let you be?