Monday, March 16, 2009

Numb


It rained last night.
Sleep was like an unrelenting child,
Refusing her intensely as she tried to hold it.

She kept staring at the cluster of droplets forming on the windowpane.
Every now and then a drop would make its way from the top
And cut through the constellation of droplets.
Like a shot of breeze blowing through a dense forest.

She took a large sip of cold water
Letting it numb the insides of her mouth,
You’ll lose your teeth this way!
He would have said.
Don’t worry; I have plenty of them.
I won’t lose them so soon.
She had told him once.

The memory hit her like an after taste.
She tucked herself back into the sheets
And hugged him.
His breathing was steady.
As steady as the sound of the rain outside.

Without any warning a tear escaped from the corner of her right eye
And disappeared in the whites of the pillow.
She was startled by this sudden intrusion.
She turned the other side.

She felt a bulk on her chest.
Lying there motionless,
She wondered where would he be now?
Will he too be lying on his bed watching a constellation of droplets forming on the windowpane?

7 Comments:

Blogger Little Girl Lost said...

this poem brought a lump to my throat... it brought out magically all the poignancy of lost love...
you write beautifully MB :)
take care... do visit...

April 03, 2009 3:05 AM

 
Blogger Mystic Bard said...

Thanx LGL. I am touched. One of the best compliments I have got. I have been writing since almost nine years now but from then to now, anytime someone says something nice about my writing, I blush like a 12 year old. :)

April 05, 2009 7:12 AM

 
Blogger Little Girl Lost said...

thanks you for the visit and the compliment. why don't you write more often?

April 09, 2009 12:49 AM

 
Blogger Little Girl Lost said...

okay. but if you liked my writing pls become a follower so that you can read whenever i write something new. :)

April 09, 2009 1:09 AM

 
Blogger Ms.Mephistopheles said...

Beautifully written. Could feel the pangs of love that was lost.

April 16, 2009 2:44 AM

 
Blogger Mystic Bard said...

Thanx Ms.Mephistopheles.:)

April 18, 2009 10:49 AM

 
Blogger 非凡 said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

November 11, 2009 2:10 AM

 

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