Saturday, February 25, 2012

Not even death can do us apart

A gush of air was this love
it storms in yet again
every time my heart draws a picture of you
I wonder why blood freezes in my veins.

Engulfed in a haze I lay by your side
In the dead silence, I yearn your voice
Flowers strewn, a few candles still alight
With my veil still in place, I look the perfect bride.

They came and tried to talk me into going home
I leaned in closer, clung to you as a baby
the bridesmaids, the best man, our dads and moms
stood helpless as with tears I tried melting away your name on the stone.

Why is no one getting a word I am screaming
It's my man in here, don't you see
Our vows are yet to be recited, my ring is still in the box, gleaming
..."commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust"... continued the priest.

As they lowered you down
An excruciating pain ran through me
my heart stopped, I crumbled to the ground
The irony of it all shattered me to pieces.

I could hear them faintly, alarmed
It grew a little more silent every millisecond
How I wished you rose and scooped me up in your arms
It's never happening again, I reckon.

Infinite static charges ran inside
as I felt your finger glide over my neck
A twirl and I saw the light in your eyes
Embracing, you planted a peck.

Horrified I was, to see myself lay frozen there
as here I stood in your warm sunshine
tears rolled down my cheeks to see him break
as dad brushed hair off my eyes and kissed his baby goodbye.

The instant they laid us down together in a grave
A wedding took place in the skies
With rings in place, with vows exchanged
Heaven pronounced us Man and Wife.

*..."You may now kiss the bride"...*

P.S. Click a picture, please.
this is as perfect as it can be.

© 2012 Neha Choudhry

Picture from: The Vow


FitnessBender said...

Wow that was heartbreaking and powerful. Great writing.

praty said...

A little confusing to begin with but the meaning sets in pretty nicely as is rolls on. Keep up. You're getting good at it.

Neha Choudhry said...

@FitnessBender, thanks a ton hun! :)

@Praty, :) encouragement keeps me going!

Greeshma Ramesh said...

O.M.G! This is so intense and dark! Still, it's poignant and beautiful, you play with the words Neha and so well. *love much! <3

Neha Choudhry said...

Greeshma, yours inspired this one! So u very well know how beautifully you pen! :*

Priyanka said...

I have no words.. You supersede your own standards,, no actually, sky is the limit for you.. And i swear i had tears.. i so did.. You are THE POETESS ..
-Fan <3

Neha Choudhry said...

Limitless. And my love, you are always so humble. I love you! :* No other words can describe this overwhelming connection we have.

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