To those left behind

~Siddharth Singh

To those who think that the leaves have fallen
To those who think that the crown has been stolen
To those who think that their time has run out
To those who think that there’s nothing but doubts
To those who think that there’s no one for them
To those who think that they’ve drained all their strength
To those who think that this is where life ends
To those who think ‘Dont lose hope’ is another false statement
To those who think that there’s no future ahead
To those who think that they’re better off dead
To those left behind who somehow lost their way
Reach for the light and get out of this cage Forget your past now and break all these chains
You are your saviour now start again
And when you feel lost and defied by this life
Remember two people are standing right by your side.

Yeshh, you molon!!…

“What are you playing?”, He asked her.

“We are playing family. I am the mother and teddy is the kid. Do you want to play?”, she asked him.

“I don’t play girlish games. I am a boy.”, he said.

“Okay, I’ll ask someone else to play. A baby needs a father after all.”, she said, playfully.

“No! I’ll play.”, he said.

She smiled her victory smile, her ruse had worked that day.

He smiled for unknown to her he desperately wanted to play.

Then they fought and she cried. In a voice slurred by tears she said,

“You molon, I hate you.”

20 years later,

He is sitting on the ground with a Teddy in his lap.

“What are you doing?”, she asks him.

“I am playing family. I am the father and Teddy is the kid. Do you want to play?”, he asks her.

She looks at him with a smile on her face, recognition dawns on her and she says,

“I don’t play kiddish games. I am a grownup now.”

He replies, “Okay. Don’t worry Teddy we’ll get you a new Mommy.”

“So you’ll get a new mommy?? Wait!!.”, she says and starts running after him.

He let’s her catch him after a while.

She leans against him, exhausted.

He lifts her head from his shoulders, goes down on one knee and offers her the Teddy.

She looks at him, then the Teddy and then she notices. Clutched in the Teddy’s small hands is a ring.

“Will you play this game of life with me?”, he says

She looks at him, unable to speak. She shakes her head, tears, tears of joy streaming down her face.

“Come on now, you have to say yes. It doesn’t work in sign language.”, he teases her.

“Yeshh you molon.”, she says.

Just like she did before.

~ Sahil Lakhmani

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