"You and I, the land and the sea." "Land and sea, I don't understand" "There are days when the sea is calm. I'm content with just having you, there. I know you're in your own world still I'm calm." "And." "And, there are days when the sea is restless. I want you to reach my depths, explore me, I desire you, I want you." "Can't we just merge, become one." "We can't, for you're the land and I'm the sea, and our coming together will mean destruction for our world." "Why then, am I the land, and you're the sea? Why can't we both be sea, intermingling where the land ends, exploring each other's mystery? Why can't we be?" "....."
(my answer might not be your's. you find your own answers of this one)
There was something very defining about you
You've painted your dreams with your chosen colors
You've that simple craziness that makes you unique
You've that innocuous mischievousness
You're like a snow covered mountain, glowing white
I reveled in your beauty, I know you, you are me.
Not the me existing here and now
Faded like the melting snow
Lapsed in time...
I'm waiting for the December snow again
But this time it isn't snowing
They say that the world has changed
And it's never gonna snow here again.
In between those hot sips of the dark brown liquid
And the fumes carrying the smell of the diffused beans
We've talked nonchalantly about today and tomorrow
We've talked about work and world, and silence followed.
There are still a few conversations that are left incomplete
I'm speaking loud in my heart, are you even listening...
While cleaning my closet, I caught hold of the box of memories.
The box of memories that enclosed the forgotten diary.
My hands trembled conveying not to unlid it,
Don't pick it, don't open it, then my heart sighed.
That forgotten diary -
The torn pages reminded me of everything I wrecked,
The blank ones reminded me of everything incomplete,
And there were still these one left, nether torn nor blank
Marred with tears, marred yet not destroyed like my soul.
Then I closed the diary, like I closed my heart
And consigned it to oblivion once again.
I've this uncanny nature
Of picking up the battles
That I know I can't win.
Refusing to concede
I fight these lonely battles
Battles that just don't recede.
Why is all I ask O God
Why this heart has to feel everything
A silent yet icy breeze gushed from somewhere causing me to cuddle
up and cover my exposed skull with a tam hat. The sound of the chirping birds
which caressed my ears ebbed, time drifted unnoticed as the colour of the sky
remained constant grey with clouds shrouding the winter sun. My thoughts
wavered from youth to mid-life.
That embrace of love and innocence, that vow of together
forever, that liberty of dreaming your dream, that curiosity to explore life – entirely
traded with the conventional and established.
A fine book lost its’ crux in translation. A magnificent story
undone by the curse of poor rendition.
I'd wonder some times about reversing the time
Doing it all over again
Doing it differently
And I still end up at the same place.
You know what I mean
When all the paths lead to the same destination
This is destiny - your and mine.
This time when happiness knocked
Incessant drops started filling my eyes.
I made a wish and my wish is realized.
I soaked in the pure joy of this moment
I looked up at the heavens and together we cried.
I've lived a life, I'm reborn and it's time to start another life.
This world will expect you to be a good child, a good sibling, a good parent, a good student, a good spouse, a good citizen, a good friend.... a good every one.
And you'll tell this world that it is too good to be.
You live for this world and eventually, you'll be a good every one.
But in your heart you'll miss that someone that you ever wanted to be.
So I'm telling this straight to you - either you live for everyone or you live for yourself.
And whatever you choose, live totally and completely.
May be you won't get it the first time
May be the first time was the test of your will
But if you won't give up and
You muster the courage to follow your dream
You'll have it
For the time plays the illusionist role.
Love you truly.
I first fell in love with your imperfections
Then fell in love with your perfections.
Loved the good in you and loved the bad
Fell in love all over again.
And it never came as easy as it went.