A Pledge

I will clench onto her hands, like a lost child who has been found.

I will gaze at her face so intently till a crimson colour seeps into her veins, and races towards her cheeks.

I will draw that other half of her smile, the one she once lost among a sea of strangers.

I will fold my hands and turn it into a boat when she drowns.

I will draw a sun on days they don’t shine for her.

I will always be at the corner of her mind having a smoke puffing its wisps blurring out every other stranger trying to seduce her.

I will kiss her tears and promise to be her guardian angel for eternity.

I will hold her hand and play Hide & Seek with her demons till they are afraid of my light.

I will keep painting her into existence with my raw words that would cause every painting in museums fall to the ground and die of shame.

I will compose words in her presence, for they dress in notes every time she comes near.

I will learn how to play the violin, just to fathom a language her heart speaks.

I will tell her to listen carefully, for the stars sigh in unison every time her lips part.

I will be the trapped sunlight, giving a glimmer to her eyes.

I will sway her body with mine under a downpour of rain, and we will outstretch the night sky as we fill it with our dreams.

I will make her laugh her heart out till she feels her soul is in tears.

I will make her smile in a way I can see the years drop silently from her face.

I will make her blush every day forever and leave people wondering why her cheeks are permanently red.

I will caress her hair at the break of dawn, and at the onset of darkness, for it is eternally strewn all over my skies.

I will guard her solitude, her pillow fortress, and bid her farewell as she drowns beneath the sheets.

I will find us a suitcase, and we’ll cram all the worlds that we co-create.

I will build her a bridge made of words so that she’ll reach her forgotten dreams.

I will pour her a glass of red wine, and wait for it to fall drunk once pressed against her voluptuous lips.

I will weave her seamless wings, and she’ll teach me what’s it like to fly.

I will overwhelm her with every thought, till she hears our bones crush, till our souls coincide.

I will write her something to hold onto, and she will unfold it like she is about to read an invitation to slip into outer space.

I will write her, and she will read me, till language falls in love with us all over again.

I will never ask love from her, but I will always love her silently and wait timelessly.

I will wait for her at her doorstep forever without ever knocking her door.

I will wait for her till the last train leaves, till the stars die, till there is no time left.

I will love her harder than the last lifetime, by making her feel alive and her feet won’t touch the ground.

I will love her beyond lifetimes through millennia of being trapped in an infinite time loop, by showing her what it feels like to be the supernova among countless tiny stars in galaxies.

I will adore her endlessly, and there is no poetry more beautiful than that, and this is only the first of my pledges to her.

124 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, breathtaking and beautifully written. Now that is what real love is all about. Bravo! 👏🏼

    Liked by 10 people

    1. Tracy Cregg says:

      This is absolutely beautiful and your clever use of words are mesmerizing! Really a lovely piece! ♡

      Liked by 1 person

  2. This is beautiful!!! She will be a lucky woman!!!

    Liked by 10 people

  3. Ching Monis says:

    Wow! This is awesome, it made me cry.

    Liked by 7 people

  4. sereichert says:

    This is absolutely stunning. Lucky is the woman who inspires you ❤️

    Liked by 7 people

  5. KEMwriting says:

    Wonderful! Love the images and just… everything, really. Great work. 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Nhan Thai says:

      Really good writing 👍

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  7. This is very beautiful. Your woman is a lucky lady.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Joylet says:

    I’m so in love with the piece. Damn that’s the real deal. Big up!

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Bauhinia says:

    Whoever received this pledge is the luckiest girl in the world! So touching and impressive, moved with tears.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Wow. Touched. Now I have a sneak peek into a man’s romantic world.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Wow….love lives ….

    Liked by 6 people

  12. In-depth creativity borne out of a place of genuine love. Well done, more grace. 👌

    Liked by 6 people

  13. shrinkingwmn says:

    This is beautiful, if only love like this really existed *wistful sigh*

    Liked by 5 people

  14. dreamchasers says:

    One of the best poetry I have read so far in my life. The feeling it gives is so rich, a real one and the things one can do for love. It’s so good man.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. A beautiful poetry! Your words are magical Mugilan. One starts dreaming while reading it. 😍

    Liked by 6 people

  16. soodamittai says:

    its wonderful ! 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  17. “I will write her, and she will read me, till language falls in love with us all over again.” ~ Just lovely

    Liked by 7 people

  18. reynab says:

    Wonderful, wonderful, just so moving and I pictured every sentence as a movie. Beautiful!

    Liked by 6 people

  19. Ruchi Charak says:

    You are such a deep thinker! The world needs more men like you.

    Liked by 6 people

  20. shamsanache says:

    This is beyond beautiful :’)

    Liked by 4 people

    1. niacaraw says:

      So beautiful. I love this!

      Liked by 3 people

  21. Kayshini Ravindran says:

    Beautifully written! Always a privilege to read your amazing poetry 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  22. ilonapulianauskaite says:

    Wonderful inspiration❤️

    Liked by 4 people

  23. craig lock says:

    Reblogged this on Creative Writing Course and commented:
    Hi Mugilan

    Thanks for the follow *, as the reason I write is to share.
    * (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

    # By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

    * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

    Who says men can’t multi-task!

    Kind regards

    “early bird” (very) * craig
    * my “best” time (by far)

    “You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.”
    – Colette


    Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

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  24. Lazarus Shatipamba says:

    Hey Raju, awesome pledge and a stunning blog. Just popped by to say thank you for following The Poets Peace, your support warms my heart.

    Liked by 5 people

  25. karivaldez7157 says:

    It was like being locked in a trance while reading these beautifully put words. Beautiful doesn’t even seem adequate enough to describe A Pledge.

    Liked by 5 people

  26. Oh hell yes!
    Now this… this is Poetry! I sat here like an over-stuffed marshmallow and cried like a baby lol!
    You stirred up so many emotions within… all I can say is Thank you! I’m too emotionally spent to say more.
    Good Day

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  27. Mary Ann says:

    Beautiful poem, You are talented 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  28. RoseMarie says:

    Absolutely beautiful 😊 Gave me all the good feels.

    Liked by 5 people

  29. Muntazir says:

    Subhanallah! Such a lovely piece this is. Loved so many lines here. Stay blessed

    Liked by 4 people

  30. calmkate says:

    wow an unbelievable pledge … wonder how she feels up there on that pedestal ?
    Great writing and awesome thoughts 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  31. Eva Nyambu says:

    Awwwwww so beautiful

    Liked by 4 people

  32. If only we could all be so lucky to find someone like this! 😅

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  33. The passion in this poem is palpable. It seeps into your heart as you read it. Gorgeous poem, Mugilan.
    Thanks for the follow.

    Liked by 5 people

  34. wifeblah says:

    I hope this time you are not waiting anymore, I hope you guys are now together. But the poetry is lovely 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  35. kevin cooper says:

    Lovely poem!

    Liked by 4 people

  36. Beautifully written!

    Liked by 5 people

  37. jupitergrant says:

    This is absolutely stunning. Beautiful work 👏🌷

    Liked by 5 people

  38. wordsfromjohn says:

    Exquisitely beautiful. I salute you!

    Liked by 6 people

  39. This was such a beautiful and touching poem

    Liked by 5 people

  40. Utsav Shah says:

    I’m just speechless. If I will be able to write like you, my future dream girl will be the luckiest one. Just like yours!

    Liked by 6 people

  41. Nonnozita says:

    Beautiful, prolific… and so much more.

    Liked by 6 people

  42. Beautiful ebb and flow of connection! You relay the sense of urgency that powers unrequited love, or new love, so well. Bravo!

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  43. Written beautifully ♥️

    Liked by 5 people

  44. I’m falling in love with your writing. Wonderful poem!

    Liked by 5 people

  45. mandy says:

    No words. Beautiful!

    Liked by 4 people

  46. ❤️❤️❤️ that’s love

    Liked by 4 people

  47. Pink At Heart says:

    So, so beautiful! Really well done! 👍🍀 – Mentje

    Liked by 4 people

  48. hayorakande says:

    Oh my😍😍!

    Liked by 4 people

  49. I love this piece

    Liked by 4 people

  50. YBP says:

    Beyond breathtaking …… what a vow of love! ❤️

    Liked by 5 people

  51. Lisa Coleman says:

    Powerful and beautiful! 😊

    Liked by 4 people

  52. MyCharacterLeads says:

    That’s what true love means.
    Such a lucky woman.😍

    Liked by 3 people

  53. Nisha303 says:

    So amazing!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  54. Naonato says:

    Hey Mugilan! Thank you for the follow, I look forward to seeing more from you.

    Liked by 3 people

  55. poeticslave says:

    Out of curiosity is there a follow-up piece to this one? Nicely done.

    Liked by 4 people

  56. Linda Latt says:

    That was absolutely beautiful. Love it.

    Liked by 3 people

  57. Maz says:

    These would make beautiful wedding vows❤

    Liked by 3 people

  58. mezruth says:

    So so beautiful. Every woman would love to be pursued like that. Selfless, undying, protective love that wants the best for her. Thanks for sharing your heart.

    Liked by 3 people

  59. loisastwood says:

    loving reading your words – you have a gift – I’m gradually reading past posts from you and look forward to more in the future

    Liked by 3 people

  60. Uzoma Iyke says:

    Wow!!! This is heart-melting. Nice 😍

    Liked by 3 people

  61. Awaiting your next post 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  62. kevin cooper says:

    Love it. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  63. A JACOB says:

    So emotional and kind poetry

    Liked by 2 people

  64. KK says:

    Who’s the girl? Promises to keep, easier said than done.

    Beautifully written to ache the heart!!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  65. RC says:

    So far so poetic. It is so long that I must return to finish it.

    Liked by 2 people

  66. moonchild13 says:

    From the first line, till the end I had a smile which kept increasing. Beautiful words. 😊🌻

    Liked by 2 people

  67. Rachelle says:

    That is by far one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read 🌺

    Liked by 2 people

  68. Ekirag says:

    Beautiful man. This is straight from the heart.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. marilygayeta says:

      Awesome! Love it!

      Liked by 2 people

  69. Beautiful and straightforward ❤

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  70. joansanusi says:

    My heart was pounding all through this poem! This is something else. I could see the scenery and I was she! Thank you for brightening my northern gloomy skies!

    Liked by 4 people

  71. I’m drawn to this piece instantly. It’s a masterpiece.

    Liked by 3 people

  72. grinb0x says:

    Art of Love! ❤️

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  73. Mugilan,
    I love your poetry. It’s so full of emotion and passion. Thank you for following my blog. Betsy

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  74. ellieejay says:

    Beyond beautiful! Thank you for writing this

    Liked by 3 people

  75. markbierman says:

    Incredible imagery! Well done!

    Liked by 2 people

  76. annarella3 says:

    🤯👏🏼 She is very lucky to have you – I hope she appreciates you ♻️☯️💫

    Liked by 3 people

  77. I almost had tears in my eyes. I could read this over and over again. This is simply out of this world and I love it

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  78. NR Peace says:

    This is so beautiful

    Liked by 2 people

  79. Ish says:

    Too Good❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  80. Diana says:

    Absolutely reads like wedding vows, at the best wedding I have ever attended. Or obsession, idolatry and smiled so many times reading this.

    Liked by 3 people

  81. I liked the image you made of red flowing into her cheeks. I could see it in my mind.

    Liked by 2 people

  82. Claudia says:

    Wonderfully written ♥️

    Liked by 2 people

  83. donna4poetry says:

    Thank you Mugilan for following my poetry.
    You have a beautiful website and a wonderful
    following. Your words are beautiful and
    certainly admired.

    Liked by 2 people

  84. Sang says:

    Dear Mugilan raju,

    What an exhaustive pledge, superbly crafted with love.

    What a long list of comments, equally beautiful responses.

    From in between your beautiful lines, I understand that you are in love but haven’t yet found your heart throb, because you are ready to wait without knocking at her door.

    And all your lines are about ‘I promise her’ instead of ‘I promise you’

    And when you really find her, you will have to add a few more lines, because she may not be convinced with your verses about being a glimmer or a boat, but would expect something practical.

    For eg.,
    I will help you in the household chores.

    I will love your parents as mine.

    I will give you economic independence.

    When you really find her, you will forget these verses being enveloped in the verses of her arms.

    Best wishes. I thoroughly loved your poem.

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  85. Keith V. says:

    That is so touching. Every line was filled with hope and raw, loving emotion. It is your pledge to offer all that you are to the one you love, and it could easily become a new standard for wedding vows. You did an absolutely excellent job in writing this, young man!

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  86. Jai Mishra says:

    Recently followed your blog and must say, your words flow like waterfall ✌️ great.

    Liked by 3 people

  87. Michael Shay says:

    “I will draw that other half of her smile” – Wonderful emotion and tremendous line. Thank you

    Liked by 2 people

  88. Angela Gaft says:

    Beautiful poem! Thanks a lot for following Suitcase Travel blog! Have a great day!

    Liked by 2 people

  89. These words speak straight to a woman’s heart. They warmed mine, thank you for sharing. Beautiful.

    Liked by 3 people

  90. Frederic says:

    I hear God speaking to his wife.

    Liked by 2 people

  91. Hamish says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. I don’t think I can put into words how much I relate to these words and the deep emotion behind them. And I don’t think I could have written anything that expresses how I’m feeling better than your words have here. Thank you for sharing them. ♥

    There is a wonderful person in my life who enriches my life more than I can say. She is courteous and kind and always gives her full attention to who she’s with. She is someone who gives light and life to all those around her. I fall in love a little more each day when I see the difference she makes simply by being who she is. I am thankful for her friendship and look forward to many more years of it, even if I would like to be more than friends.

    Thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece of emotion and imagery. ♥

    Liked by 2 people

  92. Rene Sparrow says:

    Filled to overflowing with loveliness.

    Liked by 1 person

  93. vaniheart says:

    Beautiful 💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

  94. tastybiteweb says:

    This made my heart smile. So beautiful and real. Makes me excited for the day God brings this person into my life. Worth the wait.

    Liked by 2 people

  95. jklarayne says:

    This! Waiting for someone to love me like this. Beautiful writing!

    Liked by 1 person

  96. DiosRaw says:

    Woah, stunning. 🙏🏻

    Liked by 1 person

  97. Lia says:

    That’s a lovely list of promises. Thanks for following my blog, which is how I found yours just now ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  98. bostonangel says:

    That’s absolutely amazing, stunning!

    Liked by 1 person

  99. aailasaghar says:

    Only the first of my pledges. Oh wow.

    Liked by 1 person

  100. Gibberish says:

    So beautifully penned 💟

    Liked by 1 person

  101. Ena says:

    Thank you for choosing to follow my blog! I really appreciate your support and look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Liked by 1 person

  102. Echo Peace says:

    This is the deepest piece I’ve read in a while 🔥

    Liked by 1 person

  103. Words a lover would die to hear from their beloved but never succeeds!

    Roles can’t be reversed

    Thanks for sharing 🖤

    Liked by 1 person

  104. SHIVANI says:

    This is so beautiful ♥️

    Liked by 1 person

  105. Hey read your pages would like to talk with you.. I’m not sure how to navigate this site.. can you email me at @Basicallydivine@icloud.com

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  106. Nantteni says:

    Love it❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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