When you get addicted to talking for hours together

When you are accustomed to all options to keep in touch,

including facebook, wtsapp, calls and twitter

And suddenly comes a change, changing life so much…

When he flies to a country distant and far

when your options remain but are virtually nothing

when you have to keep faith and patience at par

to keep the love budding, blossoming and brimming…

I agree that all cool dotcom devices

are available across the globe and are technological prizes

However, when the time zone tortures your urge

Creepily enter, new grievances and grudge,

While I’m asleep He is off to work

By the time I finish office, he’s done with supper

Wicked games the time is playing

long distance sucks, is an age old saying!

I miss you Dear Love, Please come back soon

And love me all the way from the earth to the moon…


By Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi Pandey, a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist currently based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to over 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore. She writes on topics related to lifestyle and travel and is an active reporter on the tech startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. She is the editor and founder of The Vent Machine.

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