They waited and waited, but he was never to come again. 20 years hence, the son would finally come to their funeral, fulfilling their one last wish.
Shrugging aside the uneasy feeling, she carried on with life.
Tired, she walks, spending a morsel of herself at each step.
And he walks with her, with dreams in his eyes, hoping that one day he would be like his mother.
She would repaint the same vision every day, but could never finish it.
"The painting was missing something, still. "
Meanwhile, the void inside her made its way a little deeper into her soul.
Together, they were a saga waiting to unravel, but...
"He has six more months to live." informed the Doctor.
Smiling through the tears, she said, "that would be enough."
Looking back, life would have easier for them had they just lived,
But, they loved.
Like a wind, they didn’t feel it. But it was there, making their world go round. Like a black-hole, they didn’t see it, but it was there, waiting to tear them apart.
7. If Only
If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter.
If only she could be so strong again, to feel such pain without giving up, mistaking it for numbness.
She wasn’t wise to choose, she foolishly gave him her heart.
Who knew, he was a kleptomaniac stealing dreams.
Who knew, like a slayer he would slay her heart
Like a workaholic he labored, hoping to find his real love,
Meanwhile, his parents waited for him to realize- life was all about family, work was nothing without their love.
They met on facebook, 24 hours, 7 days;
Their love as visible as their profile pictures,
They met in real, 1 hour, 1 day;
Their hatred as visible as their love had once been.
11. Get Over
Love got over them, twice.
They still didn’t realize, life had been playing with them all along.
12. Broken Heart
Ten times they were separated, ten times they felt betrayed,
But only one chance was needed to mend their broken hearts, to make them one.
They grew up wanting to be rich, never educated to be happy,
All they knew was the price, never the value
“Love, are you fine?” she asked, worried.
“Yes, crazy lady”, smiling, he said “One more thing they say about time, it’s an illusion.”
It was their fiftieth anniversary.
Her breaths, hushed and erratic, were strong enough to define the rest his life.
She had a hole in heart. He did too, one that no machine could see.
He tried to be the best version of himself, only for the sake of those innocent eyes
The daughter did not survive, the father in him did.
The train was about to leave, and he rushed. “Now I understand why time flies.” he thought.
Right then, a lady ran into him. A faint glance at her, that’s all he got and that’s all he needed.
His first friend, his first love, also his first heartbreak.
With moist eyes, with parched throat, he bid her farewell.
In her absence. even water seemed like poison.
Following his obsessions mercilessly, he grew up;
Now he remembers his first walk, his first word more clearly than his first million, or first penthouse.
Life seemed worthless, now he just survived,
His computer had died, and soon will he,
His end was near, he thought in agony,
But the smartphone saved his life.
‘Some more time!’ he cried, but to no avail,
The love had left his life.
Distances apart, they both cried,
Welcome to life.
He debited his life with her smile.
She credited it with his pain,
The balance sheet never tallied though.
“How long will you love me?”, she anxiously asked,
“Seven lifetimes and more”, he smiled.
23. 20 Years
They gave him education, clothes, even his first,
20 years hence, he doesn’t even remember where they are.
That night, I almost fell for her,
The next morning, she asked, “What was your name, again?”
25. Live Again
Same old shabby streets, same old houses. Familiar faces and the same smell, the windows, which were wobbly then, and will always continue to be so.
Of course it wasn’t his fault when his ball would strike one of them and knock it down.
Backward town, never changes.
What would he not give to live here again