Today’s response to dailyprompt related to the reality of the modern world. Luxurious, extravagant, über stylish, glamorous and many such adjectives are befitting to the lives we lead today. Everything we do has to have a glam-quotient and a suave to it.
But is this really good when it comes to love?
Suddenly I knew what I had to,
I knew what love today was all about…
Love isn’t about those sweet words & those special gestures anymore,
It isn’t about those weird blushes & the nervous meets anymore,
Love is all about those grand parties & those huge presents..!
It’s about those expensive dates & luxurious outings..!
Love isn’t about just being together & walking on the beach hand in hand,
It isn’t about the wait to see each other’s faces n’ getting those butterflies anymore…
Love is about going for movies to multiplexes & hanging out in lavish bars..!
Love today is all about flaunting & showing off,
It’s about wanting your partner to stand out amongst everybody,
Love is about that dream date that she has always fantasized about…
It is about becoming famous in colleges because of your hot partner..!
Love is about airplanes pulling banners over stadiums, proposals on jumbo-trons & giant words in sky writing..!
But actually love is never about all this,
Love is really about going that extra mile even if it hurts,
It’s about giving it everything & letting it all hang out there…
Love is about finding the courage inside you that you didn’t even know existed…
Love is about holding on & being there with her,
Love is a need… A need as vital to the soul as water is to the body..!
Love is when you know that you were born just for that one person…!
Love is when someone means so, so much to you that words don’t even begin to describe what you feel about her..!!
Love is when you wanna be her ‘everything’..!!
– rhymes of a wayfarer
Real love is everlasting and true, with or without luxuries. So true that it keeps a dying man alive in the hope of salvaging some blissful moments from life.
What according to you is ‘love’? Would you rather choose ‘love’ or luxury’?