Face drenched in tears,
Eyes all red.
She was crying her heart out,
What could I have said???
I was sitting next to her,
Futile, seeing her groaning....
Her tears were narrating a saga,
Containing something deep to show.
But, how could I have offered help,
Being a person she did not know???
In the crowd of millions,
Why I could just see her?
The whole world vanished for those moments,
It was just both of us, and no one other....
The world was not for her,
Nor she was not for the world.
Then what was I doing there,
Shuttling between them, rather than moving on my way forward???....
I wanted to get up and leave,
But, something from within resisted.
Her face held me so firmly,
That I simply sat back and obeyed ....
There was something,
That was attaching me and her tears.
Till the time I was figuring this out,
I found, she wasn’t near....
I searched for her,
But, got only disappointment in return.
The girl for whom I wasted my day,
Left me behind and moved on....
But, the search was still on.
In the hope to see her again,
And to know the story of her excruciating pain....
Then one fine morning,
I finally saw her again.
At the very same place,
And probably with the same old pain....
This time I garnered all my courage,
And walked up straight to her.
Not to quietly see her weep,
But to question- what has gone wrong???....
For my surprise,
This time my presence was noticed.
She left me behind in a shock,
With something that she whispered....
She answered all my questions,
Within a blink of an eye.
She said- “She’ was none other than,
My own ‘reflection’, living every moment by my side”............