(Photo Credit: Sue Vincent)
Honor the very badge he sacrificed at the altar of love
Paying scant heed to pleas fervent and threats forceful;
The obstinate heart that ignored every why, what and how
The soul that felt with such abdication, so light and delightful.
Dignity and valour metamorphosed into concepts remarkably trivial
Self-esteem and standing eviscerated by a radiant and dazzling smile;
A twirl, a curtsy and a bow for him were spectacles singularly surreal
To catch just a glimpse of her bewitching eyes, he was ready to walk the last mile
Now he wallows in misery known to none since he is a recluse
Racked by pain and remorse, he watches the setting sun and the shining stars;
The Faustian bargain which he unwittingly made offers but no truce
Only time will be the unbiased healer, even though he will be left with his scars.