I wonder how hard the separation would be
I’m the solitude that seeks you all the time.
With myself, my musings, I share.
The time, I request to fly so slow.
Alas! It flies so quickly that I fail to
to grab even a second of it.
I’m the absence that waits impatiently
For you to come and hold my hidden tears.
Should I scream out loud or just sob?
How painful the memories, in me, are!
They leave me drenched in longing and wait.
DO you remember the rainy morning?
The dew drops and the butterflies we chased?
The setting sun we followed to reach our cradles?
Ah! The swing in that garden that testifies our love?
Oh! The waves of happiness that touched me
when your smile scintillated the whole house.
Sometimes the noisy shrieks, sometimes the sullen frowns
Still echo the empty halls of my dismal heart.
Oh! I regret of the time when I would unintentionally hurt you
I regret the tears that somehow would come into your eyes.
Will you ever forgive me for my stupidity?
My sibling, my heart carries lots of love for you.
The unseen care that I always have for you.
Now you are gone, away from me
to adorn your own home with your love and laughter.
I wish you receive the love you always deserved.
I wish the happiness remains with you till the last.
~ Bisma Manzoor
Bijbehara, J&K, India