This a collaborative piece by Sylvia Porter-Hall and Irfaan Ishan Jaffer
Please check out his fantastic work at: http://iithinks.wordpress.com
It was truly a treat to work with such a creative mind as that of Ishan. This is my first
collaboration and Ihsan has been great with me. Thank you Ihsan. After some grammatical
flexing and intellectual banter, we blended our thoughts and individual personalities
and this is what we came up with.
with his perfectly sharpened arrow,
aiming straight at the invisible ‘bulls-eye’,
that which is your heart.
Beating with a carefree rhythm, unaware
it has become the unsuspecting target,
of another’s affections and charms….
Cupid always strikes out of the blue
When the lonely least expect it
The afflicted thinking
‘It’s impossible to live without you’.
As soon as the arrow pierces
The world seems alive in dance
Brimming with beauty
the love struck have eyes new
Like those of a newborn child ~ waves of naivete bubbling over
Joyful bliss springs forth from the piercing
Love anew has a fighting chance
peeking out with hope immature
Cupid is pleased
He sets his sights on a new subject,
bow expertly flexed, arrow pulled taut.
Again love rides, on a wing and a prayer
But no worries ~ Cupid is always self-assured,
confident that he will hit his mark
He always does!