Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek2 mins 468 2 mins 468
Glistening mountains welcome the daylight
Like the stars appearing in the twilight.
A tent in the desert bid bye to a bus while
He waited for his beloved in the dim light!
Expecting her after ten years in that tent,
Memories fleeting, cattle grazing in hindsight.
He was younger, they both played together,
Hide and seek, he always lost to her.
Never told her he loved her and that
She smelled of the purple yellow lilies
On the rusty pasture where he wandered
With his sheep, a loner.
One day he ascended the tarnished crag,
Realized he could no further drag coz
She didn’t know him well, and he was too
proud to take the first step. He looked at his
fellas and wondered if he was happy alone.
They smiled and he chose what he wanted!
Days went by, months and years passed and
The seasons changed too. He saw the snowy mountains,
Greyish firmament, pondered at the sheep, few.
Meadows would be green again, rivers would
flow rifted between the uneven earth. He knew
She couldn’t return from her place of dearth.
His journey brought him to the desert
And he decided to stay. Gazed at the
stars sitting by the lake. Periwinkles
caressing his forehead. Weary of finding
her he slept and woke to the cerulean
blue! Not once did he know that she knew…
He saw the mauves that loved him, Admired their
adminicle, reminded him of their love, biblical.
He then rose and dipped his hand in the azure lake,
Her reflection drifted with the whirlpool.
He looked back at her, she stood, her golden - brown
hair fluttering, just as when she was in school.
They then set out for their journeys
Leaving too many things undone, twirled.
She wondered how could he make up
for the loss coz, Love is true when you act,
not just a name. But that was just the
beginning. After all, love is not a game!