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LOVE DELETES by Shernaz Wadia

This poem came about on Valentine's Day two years ago…

Reading the outpourings of love online, in newspapers, hearing it over the radio, it struck me that we often narrow it down to a caricature of its real depth and meaning. Love goes so much deeper and connects us all. Love can transcend every barrier to bring out the best in human beings, if we understand its universality; if we realize that love—in its truest sense—is all-embracing...definitely a highly challenging call!
Photography by Gregory Colbert

Love Deletes  
by Shernaz Wadia

love deletes the lines
where one begins
and others end

it thaws the ice
between boundaries
and hostilities end

love blends humanity
into one single hue
and prejudices end

we meet as strangers
and love transforms us
into friends.
Photograph by Gregory Colbert


Shernaz Wadia is a retired primary school teacher, and lives in Pune, India. Her articles, short stories and poems have been widely published in web journals and anthologies. She has published ‘Whispers of the Soul’, a collection of poems and “Tapestry Poetry” – a genre of poetry, developed by her and Israeli poet Avril Meallem. More about this form can be read here.  









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