Standing on her crossroads

August 8, 2007 at 4:53 am 9 comments

What do you do when you discover that the girl you loved has turned into a woman?

It was simple for me — fall in love with her all over again.

In her tears I see the joy that surrounds the birth of a child. In her confusion I realize the slow hesitant awakening of the morning glory. In the pain of her reluctant steps forward I feel her nostalgia for the path that lies behind her. In the pristine impatience of her steps forward I see the glory that lies ahead of her.

The journey is meant for her and for her alone. She is the only one who walks so gracefully on that path. What am I doing here, standing on her crossroads?

What am I doing here, standing on her crossroads?

 

© 2007 Ritwik Banerjee


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  • 1. shy  |  August 8, 2007 at 5:11 am

    He stands on my cross roads facing the empty path ahead. Our unwinding will had brought us together. It was decided that on such and such a day, he should stand on her road for their eyes to meet and forever long and belong in each other.

    He stands, his eyes caressing my whisper that refuses to tumble upon my lips. He stands to kiss my limping leg’s painful limper. His arms are satiated with my burden, and in his strong arms I tremble. He stands.

    Our footsteps kiss the untouched path where the green grass lines the horizon’s distant sky. A few understand, a few question but this is how we are complete.

    Thus complete.

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  • 2. Janice Thomson  |  August 8, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    How beautifully and perfectly said. Kudos to you both.

    Reply: Thank you Janice. On behalf of both of us! 🙂
    Ritwik

    Reply
  • 3. S. Khan  |  August 9, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Just… profoundly beautiful..

    -S. Khan

    Reply: 🙂 Glad you think so.
    Ritwik

    Reply
  • 4. anshul  |  August 9, 2007 at 1:04 am

    😮

    Reply: Abbe Gadhe! Mooh kahe fulaataa hai?
    Ritwik

    Reply
  • 5. harmonie22  |  August 9, 2007 at 1:32 am

    That’s beautiful Ritwik, simply beautiful. Viva amore!

    Reply: Viva amore. Certainly! 🙂
    Ritwik

    Reply
  • 6. Incorrigible Introvert  |  August 9, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    I never knew you fell in love like this! 🙂

    Reply: Neither did I 😉
    Ritwik

    Reply
  • 7. Anuj D  |  August 9, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    posted a new one… any comments?

    Reply
  • 8. anshul  |  August 10, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Hut saala! I hate to be giving you a link for this but 😮 means surprise, ok? lol! Aur kamine… chupke chupke haan? Kahir… tu chennai mein hai ya nahin?

    Reply
  • 9. Matt  |  September 6, 2007 at 3:41 am

    yup, can relate to that. You put it well. Keep writing man.

    Reply: Thank you Matt! Glad that you dropped by. 🙂

    Ritwik

    Reply

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