#AtoZChallenge 2017 – A for Alliance

Tick tock, tick tock… the seconds tick down till thirty. It’s still a long way. Months, when I look at it; yet when it comes to one thing, the months become seconds to those around me. Yes. Thirty seems to be the magic figure by the time an alliance has to be found. It just needs an assent from my side, and things begin to happen at lightning speed. Horoscopes are taken out, and opinions are sought. And profiles begin to be analyzed for compatibility with mine.

I look at life on earth, and they, at life as predicted by the stars.

Dear Yet-to-be-found-Girl, (who will steal my heart)

This is the second time I’m writing to you. Everyone around me still has an idea of what you must be like. A part of that idea has now found its way into the “partner preferences” I have in my profile. As soon as I did create it, I got a few messages of interest. I wonder if you are one of those girls.

If you are, you might be reading this. I have seen your photograph. I know some things I didn’t know before. But even then, you are that beautiful mystery I seek to unravel. I wonder what your reaction will be when we first meet (it’s bound to happen soon). I wonder what my reaction would be too. I’ve mentioned that I’m mostly an introvert, and that’s true. So I hope you don’t think too much of it if I take a few moments before I open up conversation. I wonder if you are a bookworm like me. That’s a part of me that’ll never change (though my relatives seem to think that reading will decrease post marriage). If you are, I wonder what book I’ll gift to you when we meet.

I still wonder what color your eyes are, if they’ll smile at me when they look into mine, and if your smile will add to that. I wonder how you’ll complement my character. Marriage is about trust and honesty, and happiness that we bring in each other’s lives, and together in the journey. It’s about the little things that matter, and I hope you feel the same. I’ve never been money-oriented, but am happy with who I am and where I’m at right now. Together, we’ll be fine. Maybe we’ll even be a poem together.

You’ll hear from me soon. I’m kind of taking it all in. But know this… I am still sure, that in our journey together, I’ll be happy and thankful to have met you. And that in this life’s fairy tale, you’ll be my happily ever after.

Here’s to our alliance that’s on the cards

* raises a glass of lemonade to you *

My theme for this April is something I call ON SHORT NOTICE. The topic for the letter A is Alliance as suggested by Janani in the previous post. I request you, my readers, to suggest a word with B that might inspire my post for B. I’ll choose one from the options I get, and write on that. I won’t choose the same reader for successive days. Thanks in advance!

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
1st April, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

66 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge 2017 – A for Alliance”

  1. Aww this is so beautiful and I love the theme as well. Hmmm you are definitely going to give your readers too a good time deciding on a word for you.

    So here I go… I would suggest beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder… Or may be being bold.

    P. S: I haven’t even written a post yet would definitely end up writing on the same day like last time.

    Love and all the best for remaining days

    • Glad you felt it was beautiful, SS. 🙂 Thanks for the appreciation.

      Both themes are interesting. 🙂 Let me see what the other readers suggest too.

      PS: I know you haven’t written it yet, will drop by when you do, ok?

  2. Beautiful post. Filled with positivity and hope. Very classy Vinay. I am sure she would love this post and be your happily ever after ?

    • There’s bound to be more than one word, Pinnu. 🙂 Will do a random pick, or choose what inspires me most.

      Boys? Nokatte. As of now, not inspired by it, but the day is still young 😉

  3. I can remember feeling these kinds of feelings. I didn’t think I’d ever meet that girl meant for me. This year will be my 20th anniversary with my present wife.

    Nice writing to start off your Challenge posts.
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  4. And that’s a winner! ?
    What a beautiful post, Leo!

    I’m sure the lucky girl will love to read this.

    If I may suggest, the topic for B could be Blasphemy. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that.

    • LOL! 😀 No no. Not having B for Betrothal, still searching for the bride. 😉

      Magic numbers differ, I suppose. 😀 Let’s see when she’ll come into my life! Thank you, Vidya.

  5. What a great theme! I found myself wondering as I read it what I would have written in such a post. Got me thinking of long ago. Well done!

    Impromptu Promptlings

  6. You know you would be married by now, if you had to only converse in writing 😛 But even if the wait might be long, she will be happy to have found you.

  7. That was beautiful writing…. I agree family members believe that all habits good and bad will take a backseat after one gets married….on that note my suggestions B for backseat

    • Yeah. Some changes will happen, yes. But doesn’t necessarily mean that everything would, no? 🙂 Thanks, Jaish!

      Backseat? Interesting. Thanks for the suggestion!

  8. I had a smile throughout and I read it out to my husband as well. It was almost reading about what he had gone through. I hope you find your girl soon, V and that you both will live happily ever after 🙂
    My choice for the letter B would be Breathless!
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    • Glad you were smiling throughout, and that you read it to the other Tomato too, Shalzzz. 😀

      Hope to find her soon. yeah. And hope for that happily ever after too. 🙂

      Breathless? That’s a nice suggestion. Into the draw it goes.

    • Yeah. Process has begun. 😛 I know it doesn’t have to change, and it can be a common, talking factor. But people do think what they think, and I can’t change that, no? 😀 Thanks for the wishes, Babby.

    • Hehehe! I tried. I didn’t expect it’d be lovey dovey actually. Turned out that way, Raji. 😀 Yes, based on real life.

      Batman? :mrgreen: Unlikely, but not impossible. 🙂

  9. Well, I’m happily married, fellow bookworm and lemonade lover, but I think you hit the nail on the head with the importance of trust and honesty. That, and mutual respect, above all. Money only matters if you don’t have enough of it to keep a roof over your head, clothes on your backs, food on your table, and a little left over for sharing fun experiences. Creativity can stretch that out a bit. Best of luck to you!
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  10. Wow, what a great theme! I wasn’t sure what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised to read your touching post. Looking forward to much more this month!

    Here’s my “A” post:


  11. Hmm…Beauty does sound like a good suggestion for tomorrow, whatever direction you decide to go with it. My particular theme may not be very original, but I got a kick out of writing them (I wrote them all in advance and will post them daily). My main problem is my lousy memory, I’ve been looking forward to being able to post these for so long, and I’m online every day, but may not remember to post daily since I’m not used to doing that the rest of the year. Here’s hoping my memory doesn’t fail me this month!


    Hopefully that will be a clickable link, if not just copy and paste the URL part (I am really lousy at using codes, so it may not work).

    Have fun with the rest of the month!

    • Ah. I hope you find your Prince Charming, and thanks for the wishes to find my Belle! 😉

      Bamboozled came a bit late to bamboozle me, Darcy. But I thank you for the suggestion. It might have been fun to write on for sure! 😀

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