Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The bench for two..

Those times when we had met, I used to be very confused and thrown off by whirls in every storm that hit me. “Sometimes Destiny should be held by its collar and shown who the boss is.” I still miss him comforting me while he used to say that.
Well, Destiny gave me a checkmate. I proved to be his biggest mistake while he remained the best thing to ever happen to me.

Today, after a long wait, we met.
It was at the same esplanade and the same bench for two.
I spoke of everything I could. He considered me but, was mostly quiet.
Nevertheless, the undercurrent of a discernible affinity was still evident between us.
As I felt it, I remembered a line he used to tell me, “You might deny and ignore something umpteen times, but in the end, you’ll get hit by its eventuality.”

Suddenly, I heard him speak! And then, my entire being wanted to listen to him with anticipation. As I looked at him, his feelings quickly came to me like a quiver,
“When I touched you, life touched me. I can’t live without you.”

I have had no reason in emotion or feeling to stay away from him. Yet I remained quiet.
Sigh! Where does one escape, when you are responsible to destroy the person who retrieved you from those storms?
Today, what is it that hurts me the most? It’s those moments he misses me.  

I still meander to express my true feelings to him, in many ways. But, there was only one way to mean it. Even today, every inch of me cries out to him, “I am waiting to hold your hand too, while you fight Destiny with the other.”

I remember that evening before we had parted and I had decided to drop him home. Before saying a good bye, with slightly moist eyes I had expressed my wish to him,” I wish to be there besides you…everywhere…even there…where we become stars.”

Destiny was kind enough to fulfil only a part of this wish …….my last wish!

The dawn was about to break. I quickly kissed a good bye to his sleeping eyes and whispered,
Through this journey between the stars and that esplanade, I will always wait for you on this same bench for two”.

"If you cannot get off someone’s impressions, it’s maybe because it’s supposed to be permanently etched in your Soul. A Soul can recognize what the mind will try to refute."  ~ Maya


  1. Awesomeness, Maya. I could actually imagine the entire conversation while reading your words.
    All the quotes used are touching.
    Just keep writing. :)

  2. Nicely penned Maya. Touched my heart. Blessings for you.

  3. Dear Friends

    I am glad that through this piece of my heart, I was able to pass on the same feelings to you, which touch me.
    Thank you for taking the time to read and posting your feedback.
    It does help me in some way.

    Lots of love.

  4. Your work here has made me listen to a song in my head. I don't know the words but I felt every one of them. I can't remember the tune but it cut through me.

    It is almost like a poem, but not yet a poem. Nonetheless, it has poetry in it.

    I am amazed.

    - Siddharth

  5. Gratitude to all of you dear readers.
    Its a pleasure to be read by you all.
    This piece is close my heart.
    I am feeling happy and strange at the same time, to know that it touched you in some way.
    Thank you and keep reading.


  6. Awww! Maya, I am touched! I just love the way it ended, though it was painful yet BEAUTIFUL ♥ Let the Lord shower His endless mercy to your talent Maya. xoxo.

  7. Pleasure to have been read by you and I really appreciate your comments. Love and the inevitable pain it causes, are both omnipresent.The poignancy in most of my writings are inspired from this emotion.