A year is not only supposed to be marked a period of 365 days with each day being striked off from the calendar as if nothing excites you more than watching the sun travelling from one corner of the sky to the other.A year itself brings with it colours of joy and happiness and without festivities, celebrations and friends it is almost incomplete just like the year 2020 is incomplete without a cake on the table at your birthday!
The spread of this deadly virus, COVID-19 has resulted in large scale death of people and we ended up locking the doors and windows of our own house to remain protected. The summer days in which we were found munching on ice cream cones has been replaced now by the time where we struggle to gain immunity.The small bag jiggling up and down around a woman's stylish dress has been reduced to just a hand sanitizer in our pockets.The cold winter mornings of attending classes was more enjoyable than attending online classes being cozy wrapped up all in a blanket from head to toe.Spending most of the time with family seems as though the huge circle of people we used to stay with has reduced to a point sized object on the ground.Office goers were restricted to their homes and this time saw a tremendous increase in the rate of unemployment and the employed people being laid off.However this virus also brought some positivity in the lives of people.Lockdown prevented people from going out and the decreased usage of vehicles for a long period of time has made our environment pollution free and this world a much happier,healthier and smiling place to live in.This time gave us a chance to look around ourselves and to discover the undiscovered.This time made you realise that even you can be an imperfectly perfect artist, even you can hum melodies and even you can weave beautiful poetries.Considering all the parameters we can say that huge bottles of black ink blended with some pure droplets of white to give some grey shades of the year 2020.
The positivity which this year brought to our lives and negativity which taught us to deal with situations were both important for us as salt and sugar are required in equal amounts to enhance the taste of life and thus this year will always be remembered as a lesson to life because even to step forward sometimes you have to look backwards.
It is already midnight and the cold outside is killing me from within.It is so fascinating to know that how big the world actually is and point sized figures we are strolling down the streets at 12.00am.Rubbing both my palms against each other I looked up at the starry sky.Will I be able to become a shining star in future or will be mixed with the pale blue colour of the sky. I felt your cold breath lashing against my cheeks and saw that you were looking at the tiny traces of light shining through the buildings and reaching the sacred brown pupils of your eyes.How days are and will be in the future.Will it be the times when the sun would be at the top of the sky, scattering its golden rays all around with the sunflowers dancing and fluttering in the breeze or will it be that people would have to walk following the small traces of light emitted by the moon.Will we bloom like the pink flowers of the spring tree or will be permanently detached from the autumn tree as rusted shades of red.Will we become the daring ones or will we become the scaring ones.Will you still hug that photo of your grandmother tightly clutched in your hands or will you be busy yourself framing your pictures and placing them on your chocolate brown shelves.Will you still share the one half of your perk chocolate or will be selfish about eating the heart of the dairy milk alone.Will you still say that brown is beautiful or would rather say that white is gold because in today's time I have seen more lovers of tea than milk.As soon as you had put your warm hands around my neck I came back from my memories.We rided your bicycle and headed towards the downhill as bumps will always occur through the roads of success.
@writersbay : Thanks a lot for this amazing prompt!Gave me a chance to open the closed shutters of my mind!:)
"To the person who unknowingly noticed me."
So finally got a chance to write to you inspite of knowing you would never reply back. I still remember the day when you first entered into our school premises with those flushed cheeks of yours.Not only you but many unfamiliar faces had just made an entry through the corridor when your eyes caught mine for a moment and then again moved towards my school diary. I was such a shy baby that I could hardly open my lips to make my voice familiar to other kids my age and specially the new ones.Our carpool had just admitted some more kids and on the very first day I got a surprise! I saw you crawling up the back seat and getting yourself seated.Well as every curious kid even my heart was pacing fast to hear how your voice sounded like and believe me when I heard it I was already off the seat with my mouth wide open laughing irresistibly as if I have had a large bottle of laughing gas! Your voice was girlish and not partly but mostly! Little did I know that the person I someday made fun of would come so close to my heart one day.It was in class 5 that I realised I had a sudden liking towards you.But as earlier mentioned being an introvert I never shared my feelings with anyone except my best friend.Even talking to you seemed as though it was milestones away.I had to choose between two.Whether to miss a train completely or to get on the right platform.Well I chose the intermediate stage of waiting for my platform until it arrives!But then the platform never came until one day someone...... someone told you the truth.You kept asking me if it was actually the truth and one day I decided to confess.I told you whatever I felt about YOU. I know I wasn't that sort of girl who was a perfect S-SIZE or chirpy as one should be but ya then also had something in my mind which I could not keep long enough and spilled the beans.From that day till today we never talk much but yes we still have that bond of friendship between us and I hope that this piece of thread never gets detached.You always tried to show infront of others that you didn't care....as if you were a black hole!But even the black hole isn't so black as it might appear to be that is you never spoke much but whenever we sat alone we always had a smile whiletalking and I hope that never gets painted off from your glowing face and wishing that in future your life blooms like a flower and glows like a piece of diamond!After all we know that not all the halfs can make an imperfectly perfect heart!
Tonight I sit here Writing without a purpose Pouring out my heart After being overshadowed for years No stanza structure Not following any rhyme scheme Just words, plain words One after the another Forming vague sentences Like disrupted or unkempt syntax Typed without hitting a backspace wiping out my piercing screams Without any mute button My words flows out like raindrops Falling on the lake Like diamonds scattered From an aeroplane Sailing in the air Like a seed once sown Which never have grown Tonight I sit here Ejecting out voices Out of my blue veins