Does homework diligently, memorizes the hard times table,
Learns all the words for dictation,
Leaps out of the chair when Dada comes homes,
Because that's when she gets the well- earned jewel in a purple wrapper- chocolate.
Hard subjects sucked the energy out,
Extra classes were daunting,
Tears became smiles,
When Mummy let the young lady eat chocolate on her way home.
Subjected to rumours and laughter,
Lunches in the library hidden behind book shelves,
The lack of a true friend gnawing deep,
But when a kind faced girl offered her a chocolate with a smile, everything fell into place.
She saw him, standing near the steps,
He approached her nervously,
Both eyes locked together, hearts beating furiously as one,
He asked her out with honeyed words and a bar of heaven- chocolate.
Dressed up by her excited best friend,
She walked up to him nervously,
All nervousness perished,
He greeted her with a bouquet of flowers and an expensive bar of chocolate.
Her heart in pieces,
Once sweet memories now torturing her existence,
Tears absorbed by her damp pillow,
Her bestie cheered her up with advices and chocolate.
Quivering under her steely gaze,
She heard him out, the reason for her pain,
Her heart melted, she forgave him,
The chocolate in his palm, was the same brand he asked her out with.
She threw her graduation cap high in the air,
Her diploma clutched protectively,
She ran towards her parents, smothered in their hugs,
They presented her with chocolates- her reward for good deeds since childhood.
Smoothing out invisible dirt,
Parent's proud smiles etched in her memory,
Just before she got out of the car,
Her dad handed her a bar of chocolate to start her first job with confidence.
Hair styled to perfection, dress fitted perfectly,
Looking the prettiest she had ever been,
Heart filled with nervousness at the new step in life,
Her sister eased it by letting her eat chocolate.
Life promised to each other,
A future filled with love, respect and care,
Looking forward to a chapter together,
They fed each other with wedding cake made out of chocolate.
Teenage love when blossomed into marriage,
Brings in many a challenge, tears and laughter,
Arguments and disagreements take place,
But they always patch up with a bar of chocolate.
A little family blossomed,
Children became the center of their world,
They made them proud, they made them anxious,
The children demanded for their love and of course, chocolate!
As the birds flew away from the nest,
Only both of them left at the end,
To spend their last moments together,
Occasionally, they fed each other little bits of chocolate reminscing old memories.
Left alone, her parents, siblings and husband long gone,
She smiled as her grand child memorized a poem perfectly,
And ran towards her son-in-law
Little palm eagerly outstretched for chocolate.
It was a reward, the start of love and friendship,
It soothed one after a break up, it kept nervousness at bay,
Patched up arguments, gesture of love,
Generations passed and chocolate played the same role.