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Poem: My Cinderella

Updated on February 19, 2016
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Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

Bleary eyed

I wake up

Sun shining through the blinds

Fragments of a dream cling to my eyelids

Or was it real?


Did I see you

In that late night party

Did you dance with me?

I can remember the crowd parting

Like the Red sea

Only you weren't Moses

In that ivory dress shimmering down your legs


That tilt of head

That arch of your brows

In an eternal question

Eyes seeking, searching

Till you found me


That smile

Those lips that spoke a thousand words

without speaking

Walking to me

Arms draped around my shoulder

We danced, didn't we?


You placed your fingers on my lips,

sealed them with a kiss

when I tried to talk,

to ask who you were.


A figment of my dream?

Or were you real?

I look around my crumpled bed

Empty but wait


A trace of perfume lingers

A strand of hair on my shirt

A print of your lips on my unshaven cheek

A crumpled rose in my buttonhole


It was your rose.


Am I doomed To eternal evenings

searching, scanning the crowds

Or will you find me again?

will you?


My Cinderella

I have no glass slippers to fit

Just an emptiness in my heart

Only

you can fill.



Copyright © Mohan Kumar 2010

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    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      Mmmmmm....mysterious, exciting, fairy-tale love..

      Where does he go from here, i wonder..

      up and sharing, Doc..

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      I've returned to read your beautiful poem again. I'm going to share it with a poetry group I recently joined.

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      Terry Chestnutt 

      5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Wow!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh so beautiful Your poetry.. grabs my heart and makes me long and makes me look and want.. OHHHH .. docmo I love your poetry. so glad sue shared this poetry

      Debbie

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      Maria Jordan 

      5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thoroughly modern, thoroughly magical, Mohan.

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      Sunnie Day 

      5 years ago

      Very beautiful!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      Mmmmmm...powerful imagery! Sexy too! Sueswan's comment more than covers the words i was going to quote..

      i hope you find her again!

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      Sueswan 

      5 years ago

      "A trace of perfume lingers

      A strand of hair on my shirt

      A print of your lips on my unshaven cheek

      A crumpled rose in my buttonhole

      It was your rose."

      Love it!

      Voted up and away

      Take care :)

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      shruti sheshadri 

      5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Really lovely poem, an unexpected meeting that creates unforgettable memories, short and sweet :)

      voted up!

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      IAmForbidden 

      5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      your poem is very beautiful. the title is lovely too

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      I came back to read and share your beautiful words again.

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      6 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      My mind is filled with beautiful images left by your words.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      WOW beautiful, enjoyed reading.

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      aawww....I liked how you reversed the gear of a man lusting for his Cinderella from the party. beautiful indeed!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So beautiful. Love it! Well done. Many votes!

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      Angela Hart 

      6 years ago

      WOW I love this! It is written in slow motion, just like a dream, very impressive you were able to capture a sense of time. "I am doomed to eternal evenings searching" Love love love!

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      Dexi 

      7 years ago from New England

      You made it real, Docmo. This was beautiful and so easy to visual. What a way with words! Love the picture of the hot read heels!

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      BenWritings 

      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Romance and longing found in dreams

      awaken to find only remnants and scents

      Sigh...I would settle for a dream and a scent at this point haha

      Great poem Docmo

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      @Amy, glad you liked the art that goes with the poem. It makes the time spent searching for a suitable illustration or creating it worthwhile.Thanks Amy!

      @vocalcoach- thank you very much for your appreciation of this poem!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Absolutely stunning! With romance dripping from your lips, Cinderella is most certainly going to find her way to your warm, inviting arms and heart! I rated up and beautiful. Vocalcoach.

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      Amy Becherer 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      From the top to the bottom, the perfect title, the vivid art of the legs and red shoes, the blinds with the sun glinting through, the rose and those words...beautiful.

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      richtwf 

      7 years ago

      Where has my beloved Cinders gone?

      Her loss - Will I forever sadly mourn?

      She disappeared into that dark night

      I remind me of her shimmering sight.

      Truly breathtaking moment to behold

      Hope will find her again before I'm old.

    • Docmo profile imageAUTHOR

      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thanks Pachuca213. The pleasure of writing and creating is gained most from the reader's appreciation. I am grateful for such input. It will spur me on to write more!

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      Pachuca213 

      7 years ago

      What a lovely poem!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thank you, SweetiePie. Much appreciated!

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      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      That is a beautiful poem, really and truly!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thanks Nell Rose: in more ways than one, we wake up and realise something magical has happened!

      Ashantina, ( love your name), thanks for dropping by!

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      Ashantina 

      7 years ago

      Really enjoyed this! Talent.

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi, I think we can all relate to this one, how many times have we woken to suddenly realise that something magical had happened the night before? you captured it perfectly, thanks nell

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thank you Vincent, I think she found me already ;-)

      Thanks for dropping by Minstrel, much appreciated.

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      The Minstrel 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      I like the tension in the poem. Great job. You captured it.

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      Vincent Moore 

      7 years ago

      Aw the Cinderella lady of our dreams, to meet, feel, and smell the scent of a woman in ones nostrils is so rewarding and intoxicating. I loved how you lead us through your emotions with these words.

      "Am I doomed To eternal evenings

      searching, scanning the crowds

      Or will you find me again?

      will you?

      I think she will find you again, keep the bedroom door opened this time:0) Bravo, good work..

    • Docmo profile imageAUTHOR

      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thank you, kirutaye. Glad you like it!

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      kirutaye 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful, vivid and poignant all at the same time. I want to read it all over again and I'm going to bookmark it.

      Well done.

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