Only in calm waters the ship of relationship sails smoothly
But when into murky turbulent waters it drifts
The entire scenario changes!
A roller coaster ride it soon becomes
Accompanied with volcanic eruptions
A massive earthquake
Shakes the very existence of a placid life!
Becoming dainty fragile glassware
A single gusty blow is enough to devastate it
Hurling the shattered pieces to all nooks and corners of life!
Restoring this beautiful ship is no easy feat
The joints show to the glaring sharp eyes
That hound with endless curious weird looks
This impingement upon privacy drives one crazy!
Somehow the patched up ship once again sets off
On its precarious voyage
An ordeal it becomes to keep afloat
For the storm still lurks around subdued
The helmsman steers it away from troubled waters
Careful nurturing is now needed more than ever before
For even one draft of a gentle breeze
Can lurch it to a disastrous end!
Ages it takes to build this precious ship
Another for its maintenance and up keeping
But only a second to wreck and lose it for ever!
~Anuradha. S. Bannore