If Only

If Only prose poem

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If only I could be the rash,
On your delicate, fair skin,
That makes you want to touch,
And scratch me till I subside.

If only I could be the lash,
Fallen from your lovely eye,
That you gently exhale away,
With a tiny pout of your lips.

If only I could be the ache,
Inside your beautiful head,
That you caress and massage,
Merging me to your thoughts.

If only I could be the kiss,
You place on a willing cheek,
That I may feel the warmth,
And the scent of your breath.

If only I could be the scar,
From wounds that do not heal,
That you will never forget,
Locking me deep in your heart.

If only I could be the tear,
Moistening your tender cheek,
That I may languidly travel,
Till you hold me in your hand.

If only I could be all this,
And much more to you my dear,
That you experience my love,
With every breath you take.

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Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee

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I am a writer by profession. In 2014, I decided to rekindle my desire to write poetry. And I also published my first book of poetry in October 2014, called "The Fourth Monkey: Poetry With A Purpose." I continue to write poetry whenever time permits. Meanwhile I am also working on my first collection of short stories.
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Dr. K.S. Bhardwaj

Wishes are dark horses and the poetess has successfully delineated the concept. Good attempt.

Viswas Menon

Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee….like your imagery ….in the words…..good work …wish you all the best with your collection of stories …

Geetha Paniker

Beautiful poem.


An aching desire of love pervades the poem. Beautiful imagery and cadence !

Savi Mani

a very beautiful poem on love and the desires of love, love and love only a loving heart wishes…..wonderful use of poetic imagery words …..loved your poem dear @lakshmy_chatterjee….

ammu sachariah

good work.


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