A Great Love 

By: Nupur Pundalik Kudapkar 

I want a love like Achilles and Patroclus

lovers in the darks, soulmates even in the afterlife 

I want a love like Bonnie and Clyde

reckless and spreading like a wildfire  

I want a love like Antony and Cleopatra

a great love that demands great sacrifices 

I want a love like Romeo and Juliet 

transformed into star-crossed lovers in the sky 

all these great loves but ours will be the greatest of all 

I want you, all of you as a whole if you will let me