Letter to a friend…

Letter to a friend… short poem

Remember that fairy tale we read together?

The prince and princess wearing crowns stellar

studded with the rarest of gems!

I got similar ones made by my jeweler.

But he said he’d have to use artificial colored stones

I Compromised!

And you remember we read about the lamp of glittery stone

which emitted the light of love?

I tried finding it in every nook but managed just an ordinary one

They sold it saying “it has the light of heaven above”

I bought it with the explanation.

I Compromised!

And how could I forget those fruits the prince plucked from the tree of wishes

each wish gifted to the princess.

I just bought a few fruits from the market of fruit and fishes

One of them was even rotten.

Does that mean our wishes are rotting out?

I Compromised!

I have tried to get most of the things we read about in that fairy tale.

Last night….

I tried to make that fairy tale a reality

But I couldn’t.

So I am giving up the real and going back to where we started.

No compromises anymore,

Hope you find me in the next fairy tale.

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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 | Amazon.in | FlipKart | Infibeam | Smashwords | Google Play | Amazon KindleWhat 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
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Reyvrex Questor Reyes

Innocent wishes are so endearing.

Swathi Rao

A very practical sense on the poem, yet walking sweetly with ones sense of dreams, and whims. A very nice write…

Swa Sri

What a lovely poem! Echoes my sentiments about friendship quite so accurately…hope I too find myself in one of those fairytales!




Living in a fairytale… I do that. Absolutely love this!


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