Monday, February 6, 2012


You send me the Moon tonight,
Send me also the promise:
That, Love has nothing to do
With the shape or size of the Moon!
That, though the sea should explode or sleep
As per the dictates of Heavens,
My heart need not…
My soul need not!

Teach me never to care for another 

More than I do it for myself…

So that I stop causing wounds 

To my own heart, 

Over and over again.

Teach me to care for another…
Love another…
But, teach me how and why not to 
Assure another of my ‘undying love’…
Teach me to help another,
Love another,
With my clean heart and pure faith…
And help me never ever to make another
Cling to my soul…
Suffocate and suffer;
And ,when that happens,
Help me free the bird that is caged
All with the false hope of my ‘undying love’!

Help me, too, to be free in Love,
And never to be blind-folded and fooled
By the promise of another:
“Dear, I shall be by your soul until the Moon lives.”

I do not know what kind of Moon
Will be in store for me, in the sky, tonight,
Please free me from clinging to the Moon…
I do not want to love another
And still fear… still remain lonely!

So, when You send me the Moon tonight,
Cause in me the quiet bliss of freedom…
In Love…
And also cause in me the silent strength of trust…
In Love
Even when I don’t see a Moon in the sky!


The image used in this Post is by Ashok Ahuja. He is a professional Photographer and a very dear friend of mine. He is also one of the founder members of The Dawn Club, and, along with his gifted-artist wife, Sudha, has been helping me, and the Club, right from its inception.


Shilpa Menon said...

Awesome poem... Simply heavenly!

Felt extremely good after reading it!

Thank you, Gerry.

- Shilpa

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Thank u Shilpa... Glad u liked this poem.

Yes, even I felt extremely good after I wrote it!!



Anonymous said...

Wow! How we keep fooling ourselves promising or believing in this illusion called 'undying love'!!!

= Manohar

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Thanks Manohar... I am happy u liked the post... Keep reading regularly.



Anonymous said...

Sir no matter wherever we are...
any part of this world.,any any place "WE SEE THE SAME MOON" thats one thing shared by everyone!!
So lets share Love, Care & Concern too, So that no heart is wounded.

Regards Soniya.

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Thanks Soniya fir the lovely comment.

Keep reading...