Another poem that is inspired from a picture. This is another beautiful picture by Gawie Richter from A Blog’s Life.

Gawie is an amazing artist and his pictures are absolutely breathtaking! This is a paper cut doll made by him. I thought of writing on it the moment I saw it on his blog. And here comes my another attempt at Ekphrastic poetry..


All was well till that August evening,

We both were happy in each other’s arms..

 I felt that finally I had met my prince..

You left me mesmerized in your charms..! 🙂

We were in love..madly and deeply,

Everything in life seemed to be perfect and true..

But God had some other plans in mind..

Of which both of us had no clue..!

The next day would mark our first anniversary,

And I had all plans to make it special..

Your favorite flowers, your favorite music,

I  was sure the day would be amazing and  memorable..

I was waiting for you to return from the office,

Dressed in the Red saree you gifted me the day before..

The room was entirely lit with candles,

Red heart shaped balloons filled the entire floor.. 🙂

I felt both excited and nervous,

I literally had butterflies inside me..

It seemed like minutes were taking hours to pass,

I just couldn’t wait for you to see me.. 🙂

When you didn’t arrive at your usual hour,

I got a little angry for I thought  you would be coming late..(as usual)

Work was always important for you, I Knew,

But at-least today, u shouldn’t have made me wait..!

The clock struck 9 and I got a little worried,

For you were always home by this time..

I thought of giving you a call..and scolding you,

For, being a married man, coming that late from work was a crime..! (ain’t it ) 😛

As I moved towards the hallway, the phone started ringing,

I ran towards it, expecting it to be you..with your usual reasons for being  late..

But I heard a voice that was not yours,

And I was all of a sudden, both worried and amazed..!

Whoever was there on the other end,

Told me that you had met an accident..!!!! 😦 😦

I was shocked, baffled and shattered all at once,

I began yelling and howling like an insane..

My world that was all firm uptill now..

Was suddenly a house of cards in a hurricane..!

I picked up the phone again,

(that had dropped down on hearing the news)

Expecting a little more information..

All I could hear was that you had died on spot,

And people who identified you were taking you for cremation..!

I could not utter a single word,

I had literally broken down by then..

I did not know how to react,

With nothing to speak and no one to listen..!

My world seemed to have collapsed,

Which was all shimmering uptill now..

I sobbed and cried..and cried and cried……

I had no idea what to do and how..!

The candles that were lit with happiness and hope,

Were now disturbing the darkness of my life..

I felt angry at him for being such a selfish man,

For breaking the vows and leaving behind his wife..!!

Here I am, still surviving your death,

Eleven years have passed since then..

The only hope that keeps me going,

Is that one day we will unite once again..

I will shower all the love that has been inside me,

When I will be by your side Once again..

My true Life will begin when life on earth ends..

Waiting for the day till we will unite in heaven..! 🙂 🙂