She Crossed Back
Long since we both met and talked,
by Praveen Kumar in Celestial Glow
Five years since we heard each other -
I forgot since then how she looked,
Nor could I recall her gentle voice,
Nor I knew what toll time invoiced
On her life in-between those years;
I did come across some months before
Distressing news that she walked across
To a distant land and settled there.
I gathered some tidbits hither and thither,
That threw me to throes of gross despair
That all is not well truly there, for her;
I knew, she wanted me not to intervene there,
And soil my name in confounding muddle;
After all, she did all to save me from fall,
How then she let me drown in a worser hell?
But no more could I bear where she stood,
And decided to confront with all my might.
I talked to her, that presence shocked her,
'I'm fine' she said, 'why you trouble me? ',
'I'm married, you know? ' she asked me;
It was unlike she can ever in life for me,
Resolute in message that I'm unwelcome;
Shattered I went by that unkind onslaught,
Mumbled that I never do that again to her,
And slipped and dropped from that stage,
But certain within, I never leave her at that.
I took the matter straight in my hands,
Addressed her parents in clear details,
Who caused it all and now grieve for that,
And begged them to take her to their fold;
It did work then and they tried it again;
She softened by the hurt she caused me,
Agreed to cross back to the relief of all;
It was daybreak for my darkened world,
And I knew, she did again just for my sake.