I saw him behind the stack of books
Skinny build and ordinary looks
Thick black frame around sleepy eyes
Expression clammy and mighty wise
She barged in and stood with a stare
Scared me a moment, unaware
A long blue skirt and half knotted curls
Little different from those next door girls
He caught my eyes, gave a disturbed smile
And that’s what I call ‘The Nerdy Style’
Smiling is polite, I was taught in school
Then why did she react like I was a fool?
What did he think?
Did she even blink?
I should have smiled back
I just sat there like a sack
He’ll think I am a pile on
Oh no! She’s already gone
Two lives. One interesting chapter.
Fell in love and lived happily ever after!
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Chandrama Deshmukh is a writer by profession and a poet by passion. Moonlit Monochrome is her first collection of English poems. She has authored two books of Marathi poems. A storyteller of sorts, the moon is her muse. Poetry for Chandrama is that one streak of silver lining amidst the chaos of life. Being an avid reader, photography enthusiast and a part-time playwright, she believes nothing touches her soul the way poetry does.Buy a copy of Moonlit Monochrome - Amazon.com
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What Is Moonlit Monochrome?I am picking up pieces of life And handing them over to you. Dipped in words. And longing. This book is a map of my soul. My moonlit monochrome.- Chandrama