Thursday, February 18, 2010

Reflections on Love

I love you – I blurted out.

My mind blanked out after that. I watched her face, the stillness in expression. Joy or confusion, I couldn’t tell. My mind began to wander elsewhere. I tried hard to focus on her, to help her see the image she was looking for, and to aid her repeat the words I had just said.

I could feel her hair. Her breath so close to my ears, arms tightening around my neck. She was uttering something. I was not sure if I wanted to listen. I was struck by a wave of emotions. Winds were blowing in all directions, taking my mind along.

She was smiling. Nay, she was joy personified. I wanted to cry.

At least she’s happy, I comforted myself. The moment – that is what is important. Live it. Don’t lose it. Joys of life are not meant to accumulate. They should be seized every moment.

Nothing… nothing seemed to work. The moment I uttered it, the moment I saw her eyes, I knew it. I shouldn’t have said it.

I tried hard to gain composure, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t escape the fact that I didn’t. I didn’t really mean what I had said. It was only to be nice to her; to please her for the moment that I said; I loved to see people happy and I knew she desperately wanted to hear this from my mouth.

Fired bullets and spoken words are the ones you should fear the most. Apart from the fact that they can’t be taken back, they could end up taking a life.


P.S: purely fictional... :)

9 comments:

V Rakesh said...

A very important message here!

Well written!

Issam said...

@Rakesh
Thank you!

A New Beginning said...

Important message and amazingly carved out!Try your hand at a nice story, Iam sure you'd end up writing a great one :)
All the Best Issam!

AJai said...

Wowo! That was uncharacteristic. Very well etched out. I liked the twist in the end. I liked it very much. You've got talent darling. :)

AJai said...

And may I add... a very very very important msg. Stop being pretentious and live life like it should be lived. You might hurt some ppl along the way... that can't be helped. It's part of the learning process... both yours and the other person's.

Issam said...

@Sana
Thank you for the encouraging words... I've got one in mind... Will let you once it gets through :)

@Ajai
Thanks a lot for the advice bro... I'll always remember this one...

muks said...

very nice bhai... what do we say, superaa da...!!!

Issam said...

@Mukul da
Thank you ji :)

Lakshmi said...

Verrrrrrrry nice man !!