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Poetry: Virtuous Vice

Poetry: Virtuous Vice 7

“We don’t choose whom we love.. It just.. It’s beyond our control.” When Jaime Lannister falters saying these words in Game of Thrones, we can totally feel him voicing our situations. We often fall in love with the most unexpected people in most unexpected situations. No matter how strong a wall we manage to build around ourselves, sometimes all it takes is just a smile to shatter each and every one of its bricks. We resist the intrusion in our perfectly balanced lives but love spares no one. And when we finally give in, we realize how wrong our definition of perfection was all along.


A short poem describing how love carves its way easily into our lives despite all the resistance we can offer and opens the door to a surreal world altogether.

A gesture so pure,
And an expression divine,
The spirit in awe,
Of something so benign.

Bright as the sun,
Bold as the day,
With undaunted will,
It carved its way.

Through the body,
Into the soul,
The resistance for change,
Screamed- “It’s foul”

But the mystic charm,
Refuses to yield,
Intoxicating the quintessence,
It penetrates the shield.

Enslaved is the spirit,
Hypnotized for eternity,
Aware of its bondage,
Yet disinclined to break free.

Confrontation with desires,
Transforming into needs,
And the charm grows stronger
Widespread as weeds.

Gone is the chastity,
Under the spell,
The master so virtuous,
Yet it did compel.

The vices subdued,
Have now resurfaced,
But somehow it’s gratifying,
The void it has effaced.

And thus I surrender,
As you innocently beguile,
Pledging my servitude,
To the ministrations of your smile…

What do you think?

Written by Soumya Vatsa

sapiosexual, voluntarily an introvert, fashionably dowdy, a passionate writer and to top it all-"an engineer in the making" *wink*


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