I prefer late nights
He says, “Let’s do it before midnight”
I prefer going out,
He says, “Let’s stay in”
I prefer books,
He says, “Let’s watch the screen adaptation”
I prefer slice of life entertainment,
He says, “Let’s watch an over-the-top dramatic movie”
I prefer artsy,
He says, “Let’s stick to basics”
I prefer budget shopping,
He says, “Let’s go for branded stuff”
I prefer to write and express,
He says, “I don’t read”
I prefer homemade food
He says, “Let’s order from outside”
I prefer packing to the optimum,
He says, “Let’s travel light”
Where and how do we connect?
By finding a common ground
To what we both like.
By letting go of some things, sometimes
To make the other one happy.
Does it work?
I guess so,
Did we make it so far?
Are we happy?
I know so,
Are we both making each other laugh and smile,
On most days together?
Is there a secret formula?
I wouldn’t know
There are bad days and moments too,
And how we deal with them,
Can never be predicted
Neither can it be a ‘one size fits all’.
But what we do know,
Is that we make ‘us’ work
Because we want it to.
You and I became ‘us’.
His and hers continues to be ‘ours’
Because that’s what makes both of us happy.
5 years they say is a long time,
But for us it is just a number,
In a journey we want to continue on,
Now and for many more years.
Thank you for reading.