Roses are Red; Violets are Blue

This composition of mine is in response to another poem by a dear friend (mentioned below).

I gazed into the forbidden abyss with mesmerized eyes
And discovered true bliss like on a mountain-peak at sunrise…

The roses bloom, the clouds evanesce away
Everything seems new; and yet again, love’s on its way…

Yes, I’m smiling; still getting over the pain,
Tell me, how do I silence the voices in my brain…

That call your name out loud, reminisce the past with you dear,
That makes me want to slaughter my heart, without a single tear

Just so that I may have my chance with happiness,
Is it too much to ask for; period? I remain clueless…

Why the hatred? Why expect deceit?
Ain’t everlasting love supposed to be a two-way street…?

I know you’re hurting; I’m sorry for all the pain I’ve caused you,
Here I stand with remorse in my heart and asking for forgiveness from you…

And some day, I know for sure,
You will understand…

That everything happens for a greater good,
When you’re at crossroads where I once stood…

You will accept…
That life and love are magical worlds

Where sunrises seem prettier than you imagined before
The moon glows and stars sparkle a tiny bit more…

And when comes that day,
I pray, I pray…
God grant you the courage to forgive, let go and move on…

For, roses may not always be red and
Violets may not always be blue…
With the right person, at the right time
I promise; once again, you’ll fall in love too!

The original composition by Anirrban Mukherjii:

I look at you two with startled eyes,
I wonder if you will find out the lies…

The roses dry, the candles melt,
The gifts get old, the love isn’t felt…

I look at you two smiling and cozying,
I wonder if you can hear the screaming…

That will come tomorrow with all the deceit,
That will come soon when your heart gets a beat…

A beating that you have never felt before,
A pain that will surpass any score…

The venom won’t take time to fill,
While your love rolls down the hill…

And some day,
I pray,
You will understand…

That life and love aren’t magical wands,
Those sunrises weren’t prettier than before,
That the stars never shined for you a little more…

And when comes that day,
I pray, I pray,
That you will have the courage to say,

That roses are not always red,
Violets are not always blue…
With the wrong person and at the wrong time,
Your heart can be kicked too.

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