Skating on thin ice, you’re heading for the danger zone;
Yes, I’ve always been reckless, I’m not afraid of being alone
Rushing into love that burns and turns to ashes quickly,
But I’ll find something worth fighting for and let it burn me
It singes the edges of your heart, stretches your soul thin;
Ah! But I was born to love and be loved for the love within
No, It runs you into the ground, pound on pound, without a sound;
Love finds me no matter; I am quiet or singing around
Yes, But you are foolish to fly in where angels dare to tread;
Ah! But I’m a songbird, by the music of the universe I’m led
It is for dread of being pulled down to hell, but you’re deaf
To the warning bell…
But heaven or hell are concepts, no fear, just another step forward
You think, but you’ve plugged up your ears in the fear of being left alone,
Bereft of all love, my dove…
With songs of divine love, that shall be sung through the years, I am fearless, love is my strength blessed from above
But you’re reaching your hand into the fire of your own Blackened funeral pyre;
I’m only following my heart, of the magic I’m shown, no hesitation or intimidation,
This body will perish, but my spirit will soar without annihilation
Nay! and what’ll you have proven, then, when you’ve burned?
That I’m love and love shan’t ever be damned!
Only if it is true love, unsullied and unadulterated…
Learn and Turn
Yes, let love churn!
Beware the churning of tainted love!
Note: This must be by far the most provocative collaboration in which I have ever participated. This began with an original creation by yours truly, which seemed to speak to the depths of my friend Nandita’s soul. As she has so eloquently done before, she elaborated on my poem, but this time by adding responses (in italics), thus turning this piece into poetic dialogue. And the subject matter, presented from two differing perspectives, reaches down to the depths of heart, mind, and soul as these fundamental aspects of human nature interact and play an altogether pivotal role in the dynamic of human relations.