Had been alone nearly half her life, and yet never felt more lonely than when she finally had a partner.
Is there any fragrance better than the oh-so-unique-one that is just purely a book?
I don’t know if its the same with all you guys, or whether I’m the odd one out here; but I stand by my statement. That special scent can make me utterly content in a matter of seconds.
Ten years of marriage,
all were spent childless
Nine other families,
always looked down on her
Eight failed appointments,
at the doctor’s
Seven days everyday,
she prayed for a miracle
Six different advices,
from ‘with-child’ couples
Five times they wondered,
if it was enough
Four hundred tests,
all in vain
Two hearts break
One buried baby;
Was all that remained.
At lunch break they open their snacks
And secretly peek in each other’s bags
A sandwich, an apple, a banana, a bread
With glee, he opens his own as well
The paper bag rustles as he looks inside
Only to realize her memory’s lapsed
No matter how advanced our technology becomes, doodling on paper has its own charm.
You told me you were fine
Yet your eyes told a different story
You told me you wanted to be alone
Yet your body twitched to be held
You told me everyone has problems
Yet the lines on your face said something else
You told me you don’t care
Yet you stopped me from leaving
You told me to move on
Yet your heart chose to stay
You told me not to meddle
Yet my love for you said otherwise.
There are days when most of us (or at least I do) feel like we haven’t really acheived anything which is significant enough to someone else. It is important, on these days especially, that you remind yourself that no matter how mundane another person may think your achievement is; you should be the one feeling triumph over it. And that is all that matters.
For me, these have been my top 3 moments of triumph:
1. When I volunteered at The Indus Hospital and in the pediatrics ward the children’s faces lit up after I helped them blow balloons. We passed them around and played “catch catch” for some time.
2. In my second semester, I gave the final presentation on a topic assigned by our sociology professor. He later remarked that I had been one of the best presenters of the day and have what it takes to do great things in life.
3. That time I made my first perfect cheese omelette without scrambling it even a tiny bit(!) This happened only recently (at the age of 19) but it filled me with glee nonetheless.
Feel free to share your triumph in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!