Two lovers, walking by the lane, I did see,
A leaf, the girl plucked from the tree,
Wrote the boy’s name and presented it to him blushingly.
Treasuring the leaf, the boy,
Kissed the leaf and kept it safe in his pocket,
Took out his pen and repeated the cute stance.
Sweet pleasure from my heart, it emanated,
As I saw that cute blessed couple.
Yet, I felt surging pangs of pain.
My heart ached thinking about you.
the million miles that lay between us,
to separate our love.
all I ever wanted to express,
but you weren’t any near to listen to me.
the passing lonely days,
that I could have spent with you instead.
Staring despondently at your old photographs
that failed to capture your luster and charm…
Waiting endlessly for you to come back
and put a halt to my succumbing loneliness…
My future is all bleak.
Living in the past,
And envisaging a future,
When you would be close to me.
To listen to your words
resonating in my heart rhythmically.
I talk by the phone only to listen to your
distant echoing voice.
To remind me that the touch of your hand
is there to catch me wherever I fall.
Though I falter I don’t find
an outstretched reassuring hand to care for me.
That I can stare into your eyes for hours
and yet say nothing at all.
I can only imagine your face and though I want
to say a million things you are not there to lend an ear.
That every dawn I wake up to the morning sunshine
I start my day seeing you blissfully sleeping beside.
Insomnia gripping me, I lay awake all night
missing the warmth of your self on the bedside.
Unfulfilled infinite dreams
Imbued in my eyes,
Of words uncommunicated…
Of thoughts unshared…
Of moments unspent…
Of emptiness and vacuum filled space…
I live to see the light of the day--
The day when we would meet;
The day of melting miles;
The day when there’s just you and me around,
and all the time in the world to spare.
For your arrival, I wait with eager eyes,
On the Boulevard of hope filled dreams.