In the labyrinthine corridors of life
As we wander in hope of a distant and obscure prize
It is seldom known what awaits around the next corner
Like the day when I first laid eyes upon her
An image of the most immaculate beauty
Standing there in a dress of alluring red
Her hair down to her shoulders
Her eyes mesmerizing, her smile tantalizing
My sight lingered but only for a moment
For I dared not to look long upon her
For, her visage was seductive like the woods
Mysterious, yet beckoning
Out there I could be lost forever…….
And then, as suddenly as I saw her,
She was gone!
Gone! Before my mind could even imprint her image
…….she was gone !
Oh! How I longed to see her again!
She was like a rare flash of illumination
In this seemingly interminable dreariness
of human animation
How I longed to see her again !
As my mind contemplated on the possibility
My heart hoped in desperate ardour.
The seasons changed many times since
And the rains have washed away much
Memories of the past remain
But as fleeting shadows of time
Memories of things lost remain
Aching black holes in the heart
Life is a struggle for triumphant survival
Caught in an unchanging whirlpool of dull routine
I struggle with the cold ruthlessness of
I fight to be strong, oblivious to all else
I fight to live like I want to, to be myself.
Then like a bolt from the blue skies I see her again
Face to face we meet!
The flutter of those exquisite eyelashes
Those lips, so delicately pried could be none else’s
Yes! It was really her!
My mind though clouded by the cobwebs of time
Had never forgotten the vision of her fair countenance
Her eyes flared up
Like dry leaves afire
For my eyes would not turn away
She stood there, her lips quivering
Her cheeks changing color
And in that one long instant
As we looked at each other
It felt as though the world was mine
Then with the blissful blink of an eye
She was gone……!
Suddenly she was nowhere to be seen !
Obliterated from my view !
As though purged of existence !
I looked around in disbelief and desperation
I wandered about trying in vain to find her
To hear her voice….to feel her
But she was nowhere to be found.