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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ephemeral.”

Much to my surprise, I feel that the lightning occurring in the night sky is just so mesmerizing though it is only for a moment. My most favorite part is when the shallow light of the lightning falls on your face. That moment of glow gets me goosebumps. So, I feel lightning is one of the admiring example for ephemeral.

The first time I saw you

It was just another regular day. The same old school bus, the same children whom I used to sit with. But then, something was different. You came in like a breath of fresh air. I had been observing you for quite some time. You might not have recognized me but I did. The second you entered the bus at the foot board, and the smile you gave, the eye contact we had, made me fall for you that very second. Yes, I had a crush on you.

Your eyes so soft and glowing in the sunlight, ant I seeing my reflection in them was a feeling of being on cloud nine. You had the charm in you to attract anyone. Me too…:) Days past by where I was connected to you only by a smile. I swear I did not have the courage to come up to you and speak. I observed you quietly, in the hallway, in your classroom and even when you were running in the court of basketball. I admired your kind nature and modesty. Then one fine day much to my surprise, you came up to me and spoke to me. The feeling of overwhelm and joy was filled in me. It might have been a casual talk but meant so much to me.

Days past by and we became much more closer. I was happy with the way you spoke to me, until that day…. when I heard that you were in love with my best friend. That sentence of yours shattered me completely. I was devastated. I did not know what to say. I put on a fake smile to make sure you kept that smile on you for a much longer time. But only I know the amount of pain I underwent. I don’t blame you for my sadness, nor my best friend. Everything happened in the wrong time. I took time to understand that. I had a tough time listening to your cute love story because I had to picture someone else in my place. I was just a friend to you, but you were much more.

I was happy that you came to me whenever you fought with her. I was happy you trusted me. I guess I failed one of the times in making you understand the situation between you and her. Maybe my lack of words made you break up with her. I should have proved myself as a better friend. I regret. That day, I could not see your eyes filled with tears. I had them too in mine. Maybe she left you for a reason. She was not the right one for you. But now its too late to explain. Gone are the days and people too. But I will stand by you till date. I have moved on and so have you. You are in another corner and I am in another. But I’m sure we will meet again if destiny allows.

Dedicated to someone I love(ed)