Who we were before we met.
Every dream I had until now,
Everyone I loved, cherished, desired-
Seems in the distant past
The forms of black smoke
Gliding over me
Vanished in the light of the day.
But their screams remained
Resonating in my emptiness.
I held onto it because that is all I had.
On nights like this
I walked through the empty halls
Running my fingers on the peeling walls.
In desperation, I wrote ‘I believe!'
A thousand times over
On my body with a black marker.
I wanted to believe
That a different life was waiting for me.
I deserved to be happy.
I deserved to be loved.
I deserved to dream a little
Of you by my side.
Though it is by no means a poem, a friend picked a few lines from my composition and posted this. Thanks Chitra!