Your hand slipping away,
This moment, I've dreaded the most,
Seemed light years away,
Advanced like the waves towards the coast.
I can't help but gaze into your eyes,
Hoping to capture your face,
There maybe but a few seconds,
Forever in time and in space.
Far away in miles, you will be my loss,
But in a special place, you shall remain,
Our paths may never cross,
Still, the hope lingers on.
"Goodbye",the words refusing to escape from my lips,
For I don't want to hurt you,
Careful not to let pearls of tears drop from your eyes,
For you don't want to hurt me.
You say,"This is transient, induced by the emotions of parting",
Yet I only smile....trying very hard,
Shared moments, silly fights, reminiscing,
For, to accept the farewell, it is hard.
The void forming inside our hearts,
Deep inside, we're aware,
Will grow in depth to bear strong roots,
Never for anyone, I shall so much care.
Why has it become so silent....?
Has nature also joined in our mourning ?
Leaves cease to flutter in the wind,
I realise,the pain is only beginning.
I start each day without you,
Clinging on to the memories you left behind,
Who would catch me when I falter, no clue...
You still vibrate from heart to mind.
The sharp pain when I think of you,
Changes to a deep ache,
Finally, all I feel is an empty numbness.......
"Aye, my friend, it is transient".
[This message has been edited by shilpi (edited 05-30-2000).]