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The Dilemma of Love

Updated on December 30, 2015
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

I am tired of this constant guessing game

Showering affection and sometimes excuses lame

He loves me or he loves me not

A continuous battle in my mind is being fought.

Best of friends and then strangers again

Spurning my advances, you make me feel so vain

And as I disappointingly retreat in my shell

You flash your charming smile and cast a spell.

So much is conveyed through your flirtatious gaze

And yet the sudden silence mystifies the maze

Deciphering your feelings, my mind reels in confusion

Can’t you see the agony in my situation?

Going with the flow, having no expectation

Still I’m falling prey to this fatal attraction

Reveling in joy or picking pieces of my heart

I’m willing to walk this double-edged sword.

“She looked like the kind of woman I could fall in love with. Trouble is, she was standing next to the kind of woman I’d like to make love to. 
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— Jarod Kintz

Sinéad O Connor - Nothing Compares 2U

© 2015 Shaloo Walia

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      Word 17 months ago from Chicago

      Very well expressed poetry Swalia. Nice but sad song/video too. Happy Holidays!

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      He he, spiritual seeker. You write like you're experiencing these emotions. What a 'sweet' struggle, LIFE! Joy to You! More Joy ...infinite Delight! See you in 2016, God's willing, Shaloo.

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      Smilealot 17 months ago

      Love can be a frustrating guessing game at times...wonderfully expressed :-))

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      Surabhi Kaura 17 months ago

      Yeah... oh yes! How I love this! Cool... carry on, Shaloo... carry on! Happy 2016.

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      Missy Smith 17 months ago from Florida

      I think this was a different theme for you Swalia. I liked it a lot. :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed and let me share this with you---This happens with most of the relationships. And I believe it is somewhat healthy for a lasting relationship. No one should take each other for granted.

      Loved your poem, thank you!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you word55! Wish you and your family a very happy new year!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Hahaha manatita...Sometimes the spiritual seekers too get swayed by worldly emotions :)

      Wish you a great year ahead...Hare Krishna!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thanks Smilealot! Love can be so joyful and still so frustrating!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thanks Surabhi! Wish you a happy and prosperous 2016...Hare Krishna!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you Missy! Love is a different theme for sure especially the happy and optimistic kind of love :)

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you Chitrangada! Of course, nobody should take each other for granted if you want a long lasting and loving relationship.

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      Dana Tate 17 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      This reminds me of my toxic relationship for over twenty years. A roller coaster of emotions. Ups and downs...love, sometimes we wonder how something so beautiful can sometimes feel so bad.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      @Dana I can understand! I had been in a toxic relationship too and it was so difficult to get out of it.

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      Deb Hirt 16 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Perfect ending, the double edged sword. A wonderful work that matches few good poets as far as being spot on a couple of hundred years from now. Shakespeare had that talent.

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      Shaloo Walia 16 months ago

      Thank you Deb! You made my day with your generous comment :)

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