“Be my Valentine! Will you be?”
He asked her and she walked past him
Ignoring the plea, head turned away
She teased his sentiments and walked with a sway
He gulped the saliva silently
He was hurt, felt dejected, shut his eyes
He felt insulted, the humiliation hit
She chose not to pause and walked past him
He gathered himself with sanity
He shall not lower his self dignity
Angered and hurt, he stood up and brushed himself
He gave a sly smile as she walked past him
His mind had shifted to a plan different
She flung her rejection for she was ignorant
He whistled, swayed his hair with a light stroke
She was quizzed, gave a stealthy glance backwards
She pretended to ignore, yet, her feet froze to inaction
It was her turn to gulp down the saliva
There up on the edge of the hill
Where he had been waiting, silent and still
He wasn’t there!
She heard a thud! there was no scream
Her heart sank, and, sadness engulfed
She ran towards the hill top to look for him
He was gone, forever, leaving no message
Yet, the message of dejection was obvious
She fainted, having cursed her action oblivious
And then, she woke up to his words
Rubbing her eyes, she looked up at birds
But, What she saw, froze her again
He was right there, sitting at the hill
Waiting for her like each day
Perhaps, It was a dream
She had ignored him for days
And he had persisted in his love
She ran towards him unashamed
For, now her attitude was somewhat tamed
It was now, her turn to ask him,
“Will you be my Valentine?”
In her mind she vowed not to walk past him
Never, never ever again!
He gave a faint smile, it felt heavy
She went closer, offered her hand
His hand came forward too, she saw it
Yet, When she touched his hand
It felt like a vacuum
Was he there? Was it still a dream?
And then, she saw him fade away
Gradually gone with the wind!
For, souls cannot be touched by the touch
Yet, he gave his life waiting for that touch.
2 thoughts on “Dejected!”
Very Emotional poem.
Very well written and expressed.
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Thanks for the comment. If you find it emotional, it did it’s job.
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