Suddenly I felt free,
In a snap I felt complete,
My poetry and my words finally made sense,
I still didn’t know where I was headed,
but in the same instant I knew I wasn’t alone as I had you.
I had a smile on my face from end to end,
visited by the occasional blush,
This time I knew the reason was you.
I will never forget the year we met,
I will tell you the reason why,
When I returned back to the place I belong,
It felt distant and alien.
It was the rains all over again,
Yet they were different,
The valley was having its typical monsoonal rains,
the ones which had evaded it for years.
The constantly falling raindrops poured upon me,
Relentless and continuous,
Just like you,
Leaving me breathless,
They singed my skin,
Igniting the passion,
The way your touch and words do.
I remember each second of those few hours,
I relive them everyday,
When you held my hand I felt secure,
When your arms were around me,
I knew I had found my home.
When we parted ways I wanted to run back to you,
I wanted to hug you tight,
I wanted back the safe haven your arms provide.
I was happy I had met you,
My inspiration and the person who knows the real me through and through,
Yet there were tears in my eyes,
It felt like I had left a part of my soul behind.
I kept looking at you till you disappeared from the sidewalk and my view,
The eyes in search for a last vestige to hold on to you.
I will never forget the eyes that stared at me that day,
Which made me feel I was the most beautiful woman,
They had ever been laid upon.
I will never forget the smile, That gave me butterflies,
Made me such a nervous wreck,
That I could not even look into those smoldering eyes.
When I was returning back,
My feet were heavy, the flight home was not easy,
There was a smile with a cheer and the eyes glistened with the tears.
When I reached back home,
It was no longer the place I belonged.
I had left my very soul on the sidewalk,
on that serendipitous day.
I still remember the whole story,
I still can’t say it out loud,
I still weave it with words,
Because I still can’t express as you very well know.
The memories are a keepsake,
Till the time we meet again,
Till then let’s progress together,
Let the new chapters unfurl and unfold,
Let us embrace the changes that occur,
The distance and time betwixt is still the same yet different,
Let’s hope we will be by each other’s side as always,
Making each other stronger,
In our journey to reach the destination unknown.
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The Soul’s Urge©|2018