As I sat peering out of the window
An apparition I saw
A serene look it had
I could feel it’s eyes focused on me
It completely unnerved me
Boldly but in a shaky voice I asked
Who are you?
What do you want?
It just smiled & disappeared into thin air
It melted away from my sight.
Though scared to death
I yelled out in my feigned courageous voice..
Hey you! Whoever you are..
You surely are gutless to slither away
You tried to scare me but…
What an irony
I beat the life out of you!
Never again try your devious tricks on me
A loud laughter I heard
Glued to the floor I stood
Sweating from head to toes
I knew not what to say or do
My armour of valour in a second dropped
A bloodcurdling feeling asphyxiated me
The not so very serene faced apparition
Now stood very tall before me
Making me feel like a microorganism
Angrily it glared at me
As if to kill me
Then it smiled..
A friendly hand it stretched towards me
Terrified to the core I ignored it &..
Politely in a subdued voice said
Please don’t harm me
Sorry for being rude
What else could I do?
I was petrified..
There you stood staring at me
Out of nowhere you emerge and
You expect me to be calm?
Please don’t make any more such jumpy appearances!
I have an overflowing plate of problems
So kindly spare me from
Your weird games of appearing & disappearing acts
I find them neither interesting nor appealing at all!
The Apparition charged towards me
Staring angrily with its blood-red eyes
It hovered over my head
Squeaking & screaming it said..
‘To help you I came
You seemed to be so very burdened but
I guess I was wrong after all..
No wonder humans help only when asked to whereas
We help without being asked to..
Unasked kindness is a crime it seems
So I’ll leave you to brood in peace
Yes, I’ll do that but
Please do take care of yourself.’
The mysterious Apparition..
Soon flew away
Leaving me in an enigmatic situation!
~Anuradha S. Bannore