SHE AND I, a poem by Dr. Shahzad Rizvi
Your world and mine
Are worlds apart.
Day in and day out,
We affirm our differences,
Yet, we go on together.
What is the glue that binds us together?
What is it that makes us care for each other?
What is the rhythm, that through all the mutual din,
Keeps us syncopated?
Perhaps the opposites in us, on the fulcrum of life, balance us— My hope for your despair,
My optimism for your pessimism,
My joy for your sorrow.
Thus, in a precarious balance,
In the shadow of love,
Buffeted by our inner storms,
Our lives go on.