While I wished to walk on the scorching streets
barefoot; basking in the full
She wanted to drape her demeanor with fabric of the
richest quality flocculent
While I desired to camouflage my body in rags; and
stare unrelentingly at the
She wanted to use the most luxurious soap available;
to scrub her dainty skin
While I was quite contented washing my hands with
natural mud; use twigs of
the tree to brush my teeth.
She wanted a compact swimming pool to dip into;
sedately swim; with an
enclosure of crystal sequestering the same,
While I fantasized about plunging into stormy waves of
the ocean; relishing
the scent of salty spray.
She wanted clinically processed milk in late hours of
the morning; to be
served by her bedside with sizzling hot scones,
While I had an insatiable urge to garrulously
devour large pints of
milk directly from the rustic cow.
She wanted a striped umbrella to walk blending with
her queenly gloves;
irrespective of sunshine or rain,
While I ingratiatingly desired to drench my silhouette
completely in pelting
showers from the sky.
She wanted a grandiloquent watch wound tightly to her
wrist; with its luminous
dial; radiating glow,
While I vehemently resisted contraptions on my hand;
relying exorbitantly on
the positioning of the sun and stars.
She wanted to use a concoction of honey and rose to
wash her cascading hair,
While I vigorously rubbed my hair with raw lime;
annihilating remnant traces
of abhorrent dandruff.
She wanted to play intricate games of billiards; chess
and cards; within the
plush interiors of her palace,
While I simply went berserk; bursting with waves of
euphoria at executing
swashbuckling strokes with my baseball bat.
She wanted a cavalcade of cars pursuing her wherever
she went; a battalion of
cameras to snap her photograph,
While I wanted to be left solitary on the street;
uttering a volley of
expletives when provoked.
She wanted the cool air of air-conditioner to
incessantly pacify her heat,
While I was quite contented to feel the stringent
summer breeze blow wildly
across my face.
She wanted a fresh vase of flowers to embellish her
room; throughout the
tenure of the acerbic day,
While I roamed about in the jungles; hunting large
fish; caressing my lips to
the pungent aroma of blackberry shrub.
She wanted to be a glamorous model; with a plethora of
people admiring her
While I simply detested the high society; was
supremely ecstatic when given a
chance to mix with innocuous children.
She wanted to love me like a commodity; besieging my
neck in a straps of
While I had this overwhelming desire of guarding her
against evil; wiping her
tears when it mattered the most,
We were actually; excellent illustrations of
conflicting personalities; god
had ever created on this earth.
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