Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Sunflower Samurai

The sunflowers... they are gone, as if they were just a dream...

I know it wasn't a dream. I know it. He was here.
He was here and now he's gone.
He's left me here alone, in our bed, in our house, in our world... alone.
He's waiting for me, waiting for me to follow... he knows I will come.

I tried to stay... but alas, there is nothing left for me here.
I tried to hear the music of the birds, but alas, they have flown away...
I tried to breathe in the scent of the lakes, but alas, they have dried up again...
I tried to dream of him everyday, every second, but alas, I have forgotten his face...

She turned her head sleepily, ''mmm... whaa.''
"Open your eyes, princess."
''mmm...''
"My darling, open your eyes... just once..."
''umm... nooo.''
"shhh., shhh, ok, ok... remember dear, when you need me, follow the smell of the sunflowers."
He kissed her on her forehead. She smiled without opening her eyes, snuggled up to her pillow and drifted off...

I didn't open my eyes, to see him one last time... didn't open my eyes...
I am going to follow the sunflowers... the smell of the sunflowers, but alas, I waited too long...


it is winter.





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Tears of blood, fall as flakes of snow...
We think we are right, we think we know.
And when it all comes to pass, we find...
We are the raindrops, not the rainbow.
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14 comments:

  1. lovely.. like it..

    please. do comment on mine.. :)

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  2. very very lovely post..

    I wish you a good luck for the contest, SSC - II

    Do stop by Someone Is Special

    --Someone Is Special--

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  3. OMG ! this was really AWESOME ! :)The way you penned down , its too good ...Left me completely spellbound .. Its really wonderful Niranjan ..The story had everything in it , in right proportions ..and the poem in the end is defintely worth appreciating , for so many thoughts have been beautifully baked in few words ! :)Hats off !

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  4. Wow. very good!
    i liked it
    ATB for SSC2 :)
    Perception

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  5. Exquisite...

    Do check my entry as well.. and all the very best for the contest..

    http://sunin-virgo.blogspot.com/2010/08/dharti.html

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  6. tears of blood falling like snow flakes...
    what a perceptions..man..

    I just loved ur post..!!!
    keep writing..keep blogging..

    and thanks for stopping by at "my Lil World"

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  7. thanks for the comments people...
    thanks dreamygal...
    glad you liked it.
    atb for ssc to all of you as well.

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  8. HI Niranjan
    First time, and it was such a good read.
    Feelings of sorrow , dreams of past sweet memories, the pain associated with it.
    The loss of a relationship - and at last, the missed chances!
    It s winter!! - Excellent

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  9. BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED! :)

    Tears of blood, fall as flakes of snow...
    We think we are right, we think we know.
    And when it all comes to pass, we find...
    We are the raindrops, not the rainbow.

    One of the best verses I've ever come across in my life! So totally true! Sure made me pause and think.

    Good luck with SSC2!

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  10. Archana10:51 AM

    Good stuff Manjan :)

    You have watched the anime "Samurai Champloo" I s'pose?

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  11. if you haven't, you should.

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  12. @archana@acid - i have... all of it... its very good indeed :P, inspiring enough for this post i guess

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  13. Beautifully written :)

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