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Forlorn by Nandita De nee Chatterjee

He dazzled, he scorched

He looked right through all

His arrogance had them swooning

Not one to accede

He strides right past

Fresh as morning dew

In blushing pink I coyly smiled

Impervious to childish charm

He turned away sternly

His shadow grew long

The loves of my life

One so unyielding

Proudly bearing his golden crown

Leaving me always by the wayside

Sinking into despair

Tearing the flowers in my tiara

I bury my face in the ground

Swearing never to arise

The dry, arid earth

Blisters on my face

Forsaken I lie

Forgotten is my fate

Know not for how long

Then a sudden cool gush

Strong hands lift me gently

And I stare into his eyes

Dark and smouldering

Intense is his gaze

He looks at me long and hard

I wilt in his arms

His fingers play with my hair

He holds me close

From somewhere a faint fragrance

Perfumes the moments

An embrace so passionate

In the dark his silhouette

My pale dress wrapped around him

Stars twinkling in my locks

Two suitors and me just one

Walking the tightrope

Fall I would

A certainty almost

Like soft clouds of love

His love engulfs

The silence chimes

A sweet note

Barely able to see

I succumb to his charms

Unknown is the night

Bewitching his ways

He speaks not, but lingers

For long his caress

Stranger in my life

Casting a spell

Forbidden zone

I slipped away from the sundry

Ventured where I must not

Hazarding without a thought

Oh Dark Lord of the Night

How you seduce

Enticing and overpowering

Into the black hole

Pulling me into your hold

Entrapped I am

Left the sunny path

Tear stained face now aglow

Shimmering in the dark

Passive in your presence

Succumbing to your passion

O Minstrel of the Dark

Submerged in your tune

I float away into the faraway stars.

Writer, Editor & Poet: Nandita De nee Chatterjee

Nandita De nee Chatterjee is a writer/freelance journalist/ Senior Editor Chrysanthemum Chronicles/housewife. Formerly with Economic Times. Cover stories and Feature Writer with Statesman, Illustrated Weekly, Economic Times, Telegraph, Times of India, Femina, Filmfare, Germany Today, Voix Meets Mode, UK, FrontierWeekly, Namaste Ink, Setu magazine, US, Innsaei International Journal, Plethora 3, Chrysanthemum Chronicles 1, 2 & Anniversary Edition; Literatureslight Magazine, Global United Renaissance 2 to 8, Raven Cage Ezine, Germany, Taifas Literary, Italy, Our Poetry Archives, Cultural Reverence; Poetry Planet magazine 1 & 2; New York Parrot.

Co Author: Big Bang of Non-Fiction, Life in Reverse; 30 Best Poets; Poems from Best Poets; Sea; Coffee & Echoes; Wrapped Up Feelings; Poetry Planet's Christmas in my Heart , Moonlight; ALS's Kaleidoscope of Asia & Bilingual Anthology of Poems; Poetry Planet's Writers' Haven; Rewrite the Stars; Love Thy Mother; The Real Hero; Ashes; Arising from the Dust; Striving for Survival; Plethora's An Indian Summer; Poetry Planet's Lockdown Diaries, Born to Dream, Spotlight Winner's Anthologies, Words in Motion; Dancing with Death; Metaphors of Life; Art of Poetry; Macabre Tales by Chrysanthemum Chronicles; Heart of a Poet; Poetry: Best of 2020; I Want to Live; World Healing World Peace 2022 by Innerchildpress USA; The Sounds of Spring, Asia Sings and Ancient Egyptians: Modern Poets (September 2021) by Silk Road Literature Series, Egypt; Golden Apples of God; OPA's Midnight Moments; Litterateur RW May, September Anthologies & Reflectoem Issue13; The Literary Parrot by New York Parrot; Compassion, US; Paradise on Earth 2, US; Body of Memories, Setu US; Whispers of Soflay; Peace for Ukraine, UK.

Coffee Table Books - 4: Gems II; Gems III; Never Cease to Amaze by World Pictorial Arts Forum and Chocolaty Affairs and Scandals by Chrysanthemum Chronicles.

Editor: Macabre Tales; Demigods are Alive; To Frida With Love; CC 2 and Anniversary Edition, The Aniconic Cosmic Dancer.

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