Wild Abandon

 

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Today, as in  days  long  gone by,

my  manicured   garden bore forth

white jasmines and tuberoses;

their fragrance stirring

unnamed desires in the hearts  of strangers

as I adorned them in my hair.

But the insipid white of purity

left me unstirred

till you grazed your hand

plucking and tucking

a wild rose instead, splashing red

in the serene silvery moonlight,

to fire my love with untamed desires

of forbidden passions

when you crushed me to your breast,

leaving me breathless

as you mingled once again

with the crowd.

  
About the author
In love with life, I am a retired gynaecologist and have always wanted to be a writer but there never was time; I loved reading but there never was time. A busy career and three children kept me away from myself. Even then I would steal moments and write, off and on. Many of my poems and stories are inspired by my patient's lives particularly one who was an actress. I have been closely associated with Mother Teresa's home and other social welfare institutions at Jalandhar, Punjab. I've been President, Lioness club, Jal. and was one of the two women in Asia to be awarded by International President of The Lions Club International in recognition of work done for women's welfare. I also was on the advisory board of A.I.R. & Doordarshan, Jalandhar and chairperson of several social and cultural organisations. I enjoy Sufi music, Gurbani, & Indian classical music. Have won many awards for theatre and oratory. Now 69, I finally got over my technophobia and am learning to operate this laptop by a hit & miss method, almost independently. I'm enjoying every bit as I've found this platform for sharing my writings. I also enjoy cooking and embroidery. Off and on I try my hand at sketching too. I'm sure to enjoy my love affair with Morsels & juices and savour each flavour and colour. Wish me all joy and fun.

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