I Survived

It was dark,
And the road seemed to be deserted.

I thought of calling dad,

But I was just a few streets away from home……

The day had begun on a beautiful note.

I had a reunion with my high school friends……

It had been years since all of us met,

As we were all busy people now.

Busy with our own lives,

Or rather busy making our own lives.

It was really nice to take a look back,

And walk down memory lane together.

I missed the kid that I used to be,

Coz with growing up comes great responsibilities.

We spoke about our little lives over lunch,

And I was glad to see that all of us were happy with where life had taken us,

And our parents too were proud of us.

It was pretty late by the time we were done.

I took a bus back home.

My bus stop was a few streets away from home.

I got off the bus,

And slowly walked back.

I was exactly two streets away from home now.

As I turned to look back,

I saw a car at the corner of the road behind me.

I turned in front and walked ahead,

As the car came to a halt beside me.

The door opened,

And I was quickly dragged in.

With a hand covering my mouth,

To prevent me from screaming.

But I froze in fear!

It took me a while to even register what was happening around me.

For a minute I was fighting back men,

It was four on one.

I was obviously the weaker one,

And the odds were in their favor,

So they got what they wanted.

I felt numb mentally,

But was in pain physically.

They threw me back at the same spot where they had kidnapped me.

I lay there like a vegetable,

Limp and lifeless.

When I woke up,

I was in the hospital.

I was told that I was found lying on the road,

Two streets away from home,

Completely bruised and unconscious.

I was immediately rushed to the hospital,

And my parents were informed.

They quickly rushed to the hospital,

To see their little princess in the broken state she was in,

To stay by her side and comfort her.

And that day I lost the little faith on humanity that was still left in me……

I wasn’t sad,

I was extremely angry.

I was going to fight for what was mine,

And make sure they got that they deserve.

This time I wasn’t going to quit,

Not until I get my justice.

And I was proud to call myself a survivor.

Forever Mine

His eyes were the shade of coffee beans.
It was so dark,

That it reminded me of dark chocolate,

Dark, beautiful and intense.

It felt magical to look into them,

Coz of the timeless beauty it held.

His hair all wet,

And stuck to his forehead,

From the light drizzle.

He was on his knees,

With a rose in hand,

Right before me,

In the rain,

On an empty street.

And I was here,

Standing in a daze.

Yes,

We have known each other since childhood.

And he was constantly by my side,

Through every phase of life.

He has been there for me at all times.

Nursing me like a mother,

When I was upset.

Scolding me like a father,

When I was wrong.

Encouraging me to do the things I wasn’t sure of,

Like the best friend that he was.

He has played every possible role in my life,

Except for the one that he was on the verge of playing.

No one knew me as well as he did,

And no one understood me the way he did.

He’s always been putting up with all my drama and stupidity,

Without complaining the tiniest bit.

I’ve always dreamt of us together,

But end up dismissing the idea.

What if something went wrong?

I didn’t want to risk losing him for anything……

I couldn’t afford to!

He has been my backbone my entire life,

And surviving without him,

Was out of the question.

I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve a person like him.

Did I even deserve him in the first place?

To that I had no answer.

But he was here before me today,

Wanting the same thing that I did.

What was I going to tell him?

Was I going to risk it?

Even if I did,

Would it work out……?

As I thought all this through,

He waited patiently in the same position,

In the down pour.

Which was becoming heavier with every passing minute.

I looked at him with anxious eyes,

But I saw victory in his eyes.

He knew he’d won me over!

He smiled at me,

And nodded in understanding.

I told myself I could do this,

And I wasn’t going to lose him.

So I looked into his eyes,

And nodded with a huge smile.

He gave the rose to me,

Stood up,

And hugged me.

We stood there in the rain,

As I listened to the steady beating of his heart.

Which now belonged to me,

And will be mine alone forever.

Our Happily Ever After

​Her eyes were as brown as chocolate,

And the sunlight only made it look lighter.

I was afraid to look into them,

Afraid that I would lose myself in them.

But after looking into her eyes,

I was afraid to look away.

What if she was only a dream?

Or perhaps an illusion?

What if I looked away,

And she disappeared?

She was too beautiful to be real,

And too good to be mine.

Her eyes were light, beautiful and mysterious.

It held a story of its own,

A story I was yet to discover.

I want to wake up to her beautiful face every morning.

To understand her better,

And discover a little more of her every single day.

I want to stay in bed,

Cuddling up with her on cold mornings,

And just stay there enjoying the weather with her.

I want to go on long drives together,

On a perfectly sunny morning.

I want to spend an eternity with you.

But to love you,

An eternity will not suffice.

You have an impossibly beautiful soul.

And ever since,

The word impossible has lost all meaning.

A soul so pure and magnificent,

That it makes me want to be a better person for you.

It makes me want more of you each day.

Your love for me,

Makes me feel complete.

It gives me the strength to fight against all odds,

And the courage to face the world,

With a new outlook,

A new zeal,

And a new enthusiasm.

I feel infinite with you.

I see a future together,

A future we’ve been dreaming of,

Ever since we met.

We know that this journey to our future isn’t going to be easy.

We’ve got to fight harder!

And for that,

We need a lot of love,

And a little bit of trust.

But that is something we already have in abundance.

At the end of the day,

It is definitely going to be worth the effort.

And together,

We will live our happily ever after. 

True Beauty

​She was the most beautiful person I’d ever laid eyes upon.

Her hair ruffled in the wind,

Her makeup all gone,

But there was something about her eyes……

I just couldn’t look away from them, 

Coz they showed me how happy she was to be here with me.

I felt truly blessed to have her in my life.

She did not just fulfill the duties of being a girlfriend,

But also became my mother at hard times,

A teacher when I was wrong,

And a guide when I lost my path in life.

She never let me face my problems alone.

But always stood by me and supported me through it all.

She gave me a purpose in life.

She changed me from the boy I was yesterday to the man I am today.

She was an angel that God sent down to help me at all times.

Every time I looked at her,

I fell a little more in love with her innocence of heart and responsibility of mind. 

She had the heart of a child and the mind of a mother.

With her,

I felt like a complete man.

The care she showed me,

And the love she showered me with,

Was way beyond expression of words.

Every time I looked at her,

The world around me seemed to come to a halt,

And time froze.

Everything around me looked beautiful,

Coz the definition of beauty stood before me.

Beauty was no longer about looks to me,

It was about the heart,

It was about the soul.

And she had both of it.

When she was around I always felt positive,

I felt capable,

And I wanted to push myself harder in life.

Having a girlfriend is not just about getting physical,

It’s about getting emotional.

There lies the true beauty of a relationship.

I just hope to keep her as happy as she is today for the rest of our lives together.

And I will be by her side when she is having a rough time.

I hope to give her all the joys of life,

And the happiness that she deserves.

I will live up to be the man of her dreams. 

Fairytale

​I met you in the most awkward stage of life,

It was called childhood.

We developed a relationship which was out of this world, 

And called it friendship.

As we grew up our bond became stronger.

And we slowly began discovering ourselves.

And with this we discovered the beauty of our friendship too.

All of a sudden you wanted to take things a little forward.

But I didn’t,

And at the same time I did not have the heart to turn you down.

So I quietly nodded to what you said.

And the smile that you gave me in return made my day.

We knew our limits though,

And never even dreamed of crossing it.

And this made me like you a little more,

But I told myself that this wasn’t love.

Then came a day,

Probably a test we had to pass.

Some other girl held your interest more than I did. 

I didn’t want to play the blame game,

And so I set you free.

That was when I realized how deeply I loved you.

I believed that if our love was true,

Cupid would be responsible enough to bring you back to me.

And so it happened!

You realized the value of my love and came back to me with sincere apologies. 

And we were back together again!

I was extremely happy and told myself that only happiness would follow,

But fate had other things in store for us.

Our love was put to test again.

We began to see our responsibilities more clearly,

But our priorities remained the same.

We stood by each other through thick and thin,

Our joys and sorrows were shared,  

Joys doubled and sorrows halved.

We did have our share of misunderstandings too,

But that did not alter our love for each other.

It instead drew us closer to each other.

There came by many obstacles,

But we stood up to face it together.

 With hope in our hearts and strength in our minds,

Hand in hand we stood.

We believed that we could face it all  if we were together.

Some defined it as friendship,

Some called it love.

But to me,

It was a fairytale that every girl would wish to have.

But I was lucky enough to call this fairytale mine.

Biggest Mistake

​He was one of my closest friends,

Or at least that was what I thought it was,

Until this one incident happened,

And everything came to light.

I considered him to be a blessing,

Coz he treated me like a princess!

He always stood by me in all that I did,

And corrected me when I was wrong.

He was there for me at all times,

Through the ups and the downs,

And for this I was ever greatful to him.

But the people I loved did not like him.

They felt that there was something wrong about him,

And so asked me to stay away from him.

But being the rebel that I was,

I stood up against them all and fought for him.

I thought I was doing justice to him,

But little did I know that he was going to betray me in the long run.

Then came the worst day of my life.

Never had I expected him to do this to me.

My world was shattered and my trust broken.

I realized that all of them were right about him,

And I’d blindly trusted him because of the love I had for him.

All the damage was done and nothing could be done to repair it.

I decided to stand up for myself,

Against all the injustice done to me,

And I threw him out of my life.

Trusting him was the biggest mistake of my life.

It was a lesson well learnt.

Somethings are meant to be learnt the hard way.

Feelings Untold

​It’s moments not days we remember,

The memories we make last for a lifetime.

We started our conversation with a smile,

Which was followed by a comfortable silence.

It was like we’d know each other since forever and not like we’d just gotten to know one another.

Getting to know you was one of the best things that ever happened to me.

I remember hoping that this happiness should last for a lifetime.

Your smile is the most beautiful thing I’ve come across till date,

It wipes away all my fears and sorrows.

It reminds me of the most happiest moments of my life,

And these were all memories of you.

It makes me smile the heartiest of smiles.

Your eyes, your smile, your face…. you.

The eyes are the windows to one’s soul,

And so each time i looked into your eyes i could see how pure and beautiful a soul you had.

Every time i looked into your eyes,

I fell deeper in love with your soul.

I felt a spark in my heart when i first saw you,

Which stays strong even till this very second.

I felt a strong urge to call you my own!

Who wouldn’t want to own a soul this beautiful?

But little did i know that this love story would remain a dream for me,

I would never be able to call you mine.

Some love stories are just not meant to have a perfect ending,

They die even before they are born.

Not because the feelings are not reciprocated,

But because they remain untold.

The silence might have been beautiful in the beginning ,

But it silenced our love story forever.

Alas! You are one dream that will never come true,

One thing that i will regret for as long as i live,

Coz I know my life would have been so much better with you as an integral part.

Some regrets are meant to be forever,

And some love stories are meant to be left untold.