DARKEST… RAY OF HOPE

How would I mark this day?
As a day when we met after a long time or as a day so dark that I almost lost my vision???
I don’t have answers.
Why did I let you walk ahead while I was comfortably sittng on my bike?
Why my mind didn’t register your precious words ” I am safest with you”

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I thought your pristine white dupatta was creating a problem. But I couldnot read the signs the almighty was giving.
Why did you have to walk so fast?  Why you were always so playful?
And why the hell I was my usual reserved self?
Watching and admiring you from distance as usual.
Wish I ditched my bike and walked ahead with you.
So I could have saved the horror of watching the damned flyover take you along with it.
I couldnot wait any more. I became a coward. I couldnot have seen your beautiful face turn hideous.
I couldnot bear the sight of your petite frame draped in white turn into an angry red.

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My life was yours and it will be forever.
You went ahead and faced death alone.
This life is your gift now.
I promise I will use it well.
I will stand by all in pain, will help the lost souls regain their spirit.
Will continue to serve the society.
And I will never hate Kolkata again. With all its flaws, it is still my city. It took away you from me but not your spirit.
…….

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TO MY BENGALI FIANCEE FROM A HOPELESS PUNJABI LOVER

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