He saw her
She saw him.
But with spouses,
they lived in.
Though committed to their lives,
and no thoughts about the other,
they realized the feel-good factor
whenever around each other.
Impressed they were
with each other’s abilities.
And began spending time around each other
along with life’s responsibilities.
All it took was one dark night
during a scary thunderstorm.
She held his hand,
he felt warm.
It was a wonderful feeling
while their fingers entwined.
No sparks or butterflies,
just the platonic kind.
The urge to be together
grew very much.
They couldn’t stay apart
without each other to touch.
The ache in the heart
was too much to bear.
But restrain they did
for their family’s welfare.
when lonely, old and grey.
They finally decided to spend time together
every single day.
Happy they were then
when their skin connected.
And nothing else mattered
Their platonic love was accepted.
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Wow! Platonic Love. You have beautifully portrayed the unacceptance of Platonic Love. It’s evident that Platonic love of Radha&Krishna hans not been accepected yet by most of the people then how would anybody accept any other Platonic love. Your poem says Platinic is also as pure as first love. Lovely writeup, short yet mesmerizing.
Who could imagine, a poem would create a wonderful story in itself. Simple is always magical, isn’t it?
Yes it is, Dipika, thanks for reading!
A rare take on love and relationships in old age. Something rarely acceptable in the society but perhaps it should be encouraged given old age loneliness. Love is love, no matter the form or age.
Loved this shade of love so much! 🙌🏽 and so well written too ❤️ love the poem 👍🏼
Such a short poem does such an intense narration. Everything rhymed, made sense and fit perfectly. Loved the read 🥰🥰🥰🥰
Absolutely love how you’ve touched the topic of inacceptance of platonic love between genders once people get committed to socities expectations.
This is love in its raw form. Untouched by formalities, yet feels so powerful.
Loved this short and meaningful poem. Platonic love in old age does matter. Enjoyed the smooth evolution from young to old.
What a different take on Shades of Love! This poetry reminded me of story line of Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy. Platonic love and old age rare combo.
Wow I haven’t read her work yet.
Oh what a lovely poem Cindy. this was good to read a different tale of love. Thanks for sharing this
To be honest, I am not a very big fan of poems and most of the times not even able to understand them. It’s a lovely piece on platonic love but that’s something which doesn’t exist in real world. It seemed like a sad story with a happy ending.
Such a lovely, heartwarming poem. Finally they were together and it did matter.
This is soooo beautiful, Cindy. Loved it! Platonic love in old age is a meaningful and valuable type of relationship that can bring companionship, support, and joy!!
How romantic yet beautiful love . Cannot express my thoughts , that how amazingly they always stayed together, in any matter despite of these society and family norms. I wish their platonic love would have grown a little stronger , a little ahead of time to chase each other in a different way..
What a poetic way to narrate the fictional tale. This is a “less talked about” topic. Majority in the society would raise an eyebrow over such relationship. You have captured the essence of the platonic so beautifully.
Warm poem cindy every poem has a story and this poem had a story that was presented as poetry. 🤩🤩🤩🤩
Beautiful and innocent love finds a way to it’s completion somehow. Loved it!
Wow, now this is such a sweet and heartfelt take on shades of love! Sometimes responsibilities takeover our life and love is left behind. And when the time comes for love, it is such a rewarding experience. Very well written Cindy!
Thank you, Amritha!
Love takes different forms. Respect & companionship matters as we grow older.
I have connected with your words! Yes sometimes we do leave behind the people whom we loved a lot and take up life responsibilities. growing old and being alone, kicks in all those feelings and that would what matter.
True love is meant to be together and they somehow find their way. Such a poetic way to narrate a beautiful relationship which is rare in today’s time but do exist.
Beautiful woven words. Sometimes platonic love becomes difficult to understand for the surrounding people and kin. Again that saying ki ek ladka aur ladki kabhi dost nahi ban sakte.
Short and nicely written….poetic take on the theme…
A shade of love that is not often explored in fiction or poetry. Lovely piece of poetry, Cindy. Looking forward to reading more poetry and fiction pieces from you.
Thanks, Ritu! Will try my best!
What a beautiful and heartwarming story! It shows that love doesn’t always have to be romantic to be meaningful and fulfilling. The platonic love between these two individuals is truly inspiring, as they put the welfare of their families ahead of their own desires and yet found a way to be together in their later years. The imagery of the thunderstorm and the entwined fingers is particularly poignant, as it captures the depth of their connection without relying on cliched romantic tropes. This blog is a testament to the power of human connection and the importance of valuing all forms of love.
Dear Cindy… If I end up saying just a beautiful poem by you… then that will not be justice to this beautifully inked poem by a lovely poetess and its you. Many write poems and so do I but what I cant disagree that there is a X factor in this poem which will touch every heart who read it. Not just the choice of words but the emotions too are so well crafted that I am mesmerized and now a fan of you. Continue writing such awesome poems and I will be right there to read them. Platonic Love …. I experienced the true meaning through your poem and I am thankful to you
Thank you so much, Samata!
Sweet poem! The burden of family responsibilities makes people sacrifice so much and giving up love is tough. Loved the way you have written an entire lifetime in a poem.
You took me to my teenage when there were many platonic relations. Gone are the days and now youngsters have a different take on relations but still the beauty of platonic relations would never fade
As much as I’m not a person who loves poetry, I can’t deny how much I loved the way you’ve penned this beautiful love story poem. Awesome creative words used that makes you want to continue and continue reading. Keep writing!
I’m glad, Jeannine!
Somewhere I see myself in the poem…for me, this poem is so relatable, at least the first part. Not sure about the end though. 🙂
Interesting, Janaki! Let’s hope that you have a happy ending, too!
I am seeing a completely different side of you in these poems. Platonic love in this age of fast food feels like a home-cooked meal that satisfies and fulfills the soul.
Beautiful poem Cindy. Love comes in all shapes and sizes. I really like how you told their life story in just a few words.
The emotions and feelings are so well written, I must say you are so good at both writing fiction and poems. This poem is so beautiful and it is for sure that true love always finds its way.
The poem is a complete story in itself.
Strong true love stays forever. You created such a magical and wonderful images with your words. Loved reading it
No sparks or butterflies,
Just the platonic kind
What beautiful lines!
Thank you, Nikita!
Beautiful poem Cindy… short and sweet and conveys the essence loud n clear… 👌
Absolutely loved the poem, Cindy. The world doesn’t acknowledge platonic love. But you have etched it out so beautifully. Even if they didn’t meet when they were young, in their old age they were together, Companionship is what is needed and they were there hand in hand with each other.
Wow beautiful poem Cindy..
The platonic love that’s often ignored,
Yet, it’s the one that keeps us truly adored.
This is called the most pure form of love, with no lust just the desire to be with each other not forgetting their responsibilities
Lovely poem Cindy. I dont know you write poems too. Just love it and can feel your platonic love.
Thank you, Neeta!
I literally cried after reading your piece. it happens with most of us that we never get to love with someone we love or want to stay with this is the rule of universe I feel. Its not everything we will get and also if we get also, it has no surety that it ill stay with us till our end. The love and staying together that you portrayed in your piece is a masterpiece. How, both the souls wanted to eb together but cant as they were already binded by other facts that stopped them. But, the ending was this much beautifully that i kept even thinking how it happened and how amazingly you penned it.
Thank you, Anasua!
Hi Cindy, read you for the first time and I must say that’s a beautiful way narrating a story in poetry form. Platonic love between two individuals of opposite gender, is often underrated and undervalued in our society, which tends to prioritize romantic relationships more but your poetic story gave it a happy ending which gave me a positive feel to me as I believe in platonic relationships and I feel they need to be talked more through stories, blogs and poems.
Hey Cindy! I so loved reading your fiction story. You told so many things in these few lines. Firstly, you have brought it in a unique way of poetry, and the story revolved around the couple so beautifully!! Loved it.
I liked this poem because it beautifully captures the essence of platonic love. The way it highlights how sometimes, two people may be committed to their own lives, but they can still share a special bond with each other, is wonderful. The simplicity of the language and the gentle flow of the verses make this poem a joy to read.
Thank you, Jaideep!
What a beautiful poem with simple yet meaningful emotions. Of all the forms of love, platonic love is probably the most real and often unrequited. Am glad your poem had a happy ending.
Presenting a poem and having a romantic story in it sounded so innovative.Cindy and thank you for #BlogaberryDazzle 😍
You’re welcome, Sivaranjini.
Oh this was so so so sweet! just heart touching and fresh!
Such a different take on the topic, shades of love! Loved it!
Thank you, Chitra!
Platonic and pleasing, your poem spreads the message of an emotion that lives on, it doesn’t die, it doesn’t age and it’s unconditional. That’s the beauty of this poem.
Thank you, Ambica!
Platonic love is probably the most underrated! But what I feel is this is real love and your poem beautifully depicts it . Well done 😊
Thank you, Amrita!
Thank you, Vidya!