#NaPoWriMo Day 13: Stolen.

I didn’t have any intentions
But I couldn’t hold myself back–
Call me shameless, call me wild,
But don’t tell me it didn’t cross your mind.
You’re irresistible like that,
Like the first ray of winter sun
Taking over me, slowly,
A little bit,
And then all at once.

So I ask you this,
How terrible could it really be,
If I snuck into your thoughts
Only to steal your heart on my way out?
And there you are, unable to shake me,
The way I can’t get you off my mind.

You took my heart with you,
So I took yours with me for keeps;
Can you blame me?
Now neither of us can stop,
So let’s call it even and call it a day
And say all that we’ve wanted to–
I stole your heart and you, my life,
And neither of us wants to let go.

So, tell me, what do we do now?
For somewhere along the way,
We fell in a love so deep,
I don’t want to look back now–
Look at how far we’ve come!
You tell me we were meant to be!
So, no, I won’t apologize for stealing your heart–
It was already mine to keep.

~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.


Today’s prompt via napowrimo.net required us to write a non-apology for stealing something because in the words of T.S.Eliot, “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal”! It’s fun to think about things that we don’t regret stealing, isn’t it?


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