The following poem is a part of IndiBlogger's Happy Hour contest sponsored by CloseUp. In this contest, the website has asked bloggers to pen down how they would propose to their love on Valentine’s Day.
I would certainly do it with a few verses that rhyme!
This particular poem is very dear to me since I wrote it on a piece of paper (which is still there, folded in my diary of poems.) when I was very young, around 14 or 15 years old. The meaning of love might have changed since, but the feelings remain the same. It’s weird how these lines can bring back the exact emotion one felt at that moment. Poems have this special quality – to hold the emotions within a few words. They are like a bottle which can really capture a moment for the writer. I’m so glad I can pen down these and relive those emotions.
Yes, This Happened To Me
When you looked at me and smiled
When your eyes and my eyes met
When you seemed so different, so special from others to me
I fell in love, yes this happened to me
I have read in books, I have seen in movies
Love is life, love is everything
It never seemed so meaningful to me
But I believed it when I fell in love, yes this happened to me.
Love made me feel it’s the only happiness
It became my incentive to enjoy life as much as I could
You were then the person most valuable to me
You gave a new meaning to my life, yes this happened to me.
Your mischiefs, your attitude, your... everything
Suddenly became so intimate, suddenly so dear
Your every step, every moment became so important to me
I just loved you the way you were, yes this happened to me.
I always wanted to know is it true love, or is it just infatuation
The answer always was - whatever it is, it has changed me, in a good
I took you and took life as it came to me
I loved the feeling of being in love, yes this happened to me.
I was afraid that one day our paths may change directions
I was afraid that I could lose you very soon
But that didn’t stop me from letting you know how much you meant to me
I just wanted to live in the moment, yes this happened to me.
For the first time in my life I loved and cared for a stranger
For the first time I felt a part of a stranger
This wonderful stranger, who is now so dear to me
I'm immensely in love with you, yes this happened to me...