Re-post from of old poem posted on my Sulekha blog
Practical Ruminations at the Romantic Pinnacle
In the aftermaths of the utter chaos
That followed a casual confession
As you relented,
“Of course, I have always loved you!”
I panicked!As the noise started to subside
As the euphoria started to wither away
I wondered, is that it?
Is this why I spent
Nights after sleepless nights?
Suddenly, I realized
I never had planned
Contingency measures for this!
In the retrospect it may sound funny
But who would have even thought!
Things were so easy till that moment
Everything was so clear
I knew what I had to do
Life was a single point agenda!
What do I do now?
Why is there so much written
On how to propose a girl
But virtually nothing
About what to do
If she says yes?
Are all glorious affairs
Dull and awkward at that point?
That no one even wants to write about them?
Why do all the love stories end
At the “happily ever after”
Just where they’re supposed to begin?
Is it because the terrain thereafter
Is too unpredictable
Even for the stalwarts?