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I know that you adored letters, 

More than texts or emails. 

Something of the old times 

Always had a place in your heart - 

Writing a letter with quill and ink, 

Sprinkling your fragrance on it, 

Filling it with love and kisses, 

Owning a white pigeon deliverer,

Who'd fight all the odds and ordinaries

To deliver it safe and sound to me. 


I know that it's been months and seasons

Since we've spoken or seen each other. 

I wonder if you still miss me, 

I hope you still remember me, 

I wish you've still clung onto us, 

I pray that you check your mailbox. 

Cause I'm afraid my postman fell ill, 

So, I'm here on my own, in your city,

Down your street, at your gate,

To deliver my letter to you.  


I know it's not the way you'd dreamt of, 

But I also know that you'd want to 

See me rather than to just read me. 

I hope you read it in a stretch, 

Without pauses or delays, 

Like you did to us. 

I hope you come running down the street, 

At our meeting place, so we could

Pick up on us and all our incomplete dreams.

I hope you know that I’ll be waiting, always.  

◄ Enlarged Enclave of Slavery

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Kevin Tan

Sat 27th May 2023 21:26

Don't need anything else than this Manish. Not now. Not now...

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Manish Singh Rajput

Sat 27th May 2023 18:59

Thank you, my friend. Cheers!😄

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John Botterill

Sat 27th May 2023 18:55

I lived this with when I read your poem, Manish. Ah, the power of writing. A triumph, my friend. 😎

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Manish Singh Rajput

Sat 27th May 2023 13:47

Thanks a lot, Clare. I'm happy that you've rejoiced the feeling of unwrapping a letter through this. I'm glad that you could resonate with it.
I get excited looking at a text from a long lost friend, I wonder some times, how special a feeling would it be if I were to receive the same in the form of a handwritten letter like I've described in the first stanza.

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Sat 27th May 2023 10:22

Good old fashioned romance! There is nothing better than receiving a letter from an old friend. I love to snuggle into my favourite chair with a cup of tea and spend time savouring everything about the ceremony of opening and reading what has been written. You have brought up all those warm feelings with this poem. Thank you for this, Manish. 🌻

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Manish Singh Rajput

Sat 27th May 2023 09:13

Thank you so much, Keith. I fully agree with your thoughts and advocation. Hand written letters do have a sense of originality and personality stored in it. Though I haven't written one till today, I'd love to write someday to someone.
Thank you so much, Matilda. I'm happy that you get to travel through my poem and I hope it'll continue with my further poems as well. And this poem is partially fictional, Matilda. Only the first stanza is true, and it's the other way around actually, I love the traditional letter writing process a lot. It has always fascinated me.

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Matilda Simakaj

Fri 26th May 2023 20:55

Handwritten letters my way of connecting with people. I was always and I am a fan of them!
Manish, with your poetry you just travel me any time I read them. It feels like I have a script written by somebody and I am ready to play the role!😆
The last sanza makes me wondering if the person ran and met you down the street!!! I hope so! You left me in a creative agony!😆I am leaving my imagination free to complete your poem and believe that the incomplete dreams finally will find their way to become reality.
Thank you and please keep us traveling!🙏🙏

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keith jeffries

Fri 26th May 2023 20:37

Manish, this is an exceptional poem in the way it is constructed and in its intimacy. I have always been an advocate of handwritten letters as a more personal means of expressing feelings. Hand written work requires thought and composition. It is done with an absence of haste. The first stanza characterises the beauty of a letter, of something not merely sent but posted and then anticipated. Something to hold and cherish.
I thoroughly enjoyed this poem.
Thank you indeed.

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