Saturday, July 28, 2007

I can never tell you how lonely I am

It was one those days. Where the earth sighed in contentment after a rain drench. The air heavy with the misty sprays. And people walked in lazy languor in the hope that the weekend would follow their pace.

And they walked too... Oblivious of people and their thoughts. In the rickety elevator, they held hands pretending to be oblivious to the frown of the bald guy with the religious line on his forehead.

His little space of a balcony… Which looks out to the lonely little temple on the hill to which no path led. He holds her. His hands touched her in suggestive places.

Sighing in contentment, she whispered, “What is the one thing that you would want to do with me?"

He was always one to have a lag in his answers. Like in those old long distance telephone calls. She was used to his pauses.

"Spend the rest of my life with you"

An act of sex would have been what she expected. And that would have been so much easier.

And that's how he said what she didn't want to hear.

And that's how he said something he'll never say again.

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The hill now has some grooves cut into it and there is the temple.
His hands touch me in suggestive places. But he holds me without words.

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

:-)

D

5:04 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

D: :)

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Abinash Sarangi said...

"With a lot of effortless emotions and countless desires.
With a lot of agony and ecstacy in the dusk and the dawn.
I stand with the dreams and the passion,
in the time foreseen and the time bygone."
Its for u darling. But he still touches at suggestive places .... great. And he does holw u with words them must be with the untold affinity both physical and mental.

8:49 PM  
Blogger AKS said...

beautiful as always sweetheart...

6:57 AM  
Blogger Preetha Nair said...

Wow............:)

7:07 PM  
Blogger dharmabum said...

we're all alone. those who know it, are not lonely. the rest, they're cripples.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous thelearner said...

The wind blows silently through my hair.

12:58 AM  
Blogger cOOL_aLIEN_fRM_mARS said...

:)

1:35 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Abinash: Looks like the 'hold' is also not strong enough!

Aks: Ty sweetheart!

Preetha: :)

Balu: A pair of crutches pls!

Ajay: And?

CAFM: :)

1:42 AM  
Blogger Alok said...

loved it .... specially the way it ended.... brilliant

alok

4:03 AM  
Anonymous thelearner said...

And whispers untold stories into my ears.

11:46 PM  
Blogger greenhorn said...

how difficult to be conformist..

1:50 AM  
Blogger greenhorn said...

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1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi dear....
good yaar...but cant help urself frm being linear na( guess u have to be an engineer or possibly a mgt grad) :)? its ok...jus that it makes Ms Poornima a lill bit more predictable da..
but then thinking on further..one can associate such predictability to every figure under earth popular/unpopular and maybe thats wat is called his/her/their "style"....so is this ur style?

9:32 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Alok: :) Ty!

Ajay: And when do we get to hear those stories?

Greenhorn: You think so?!

Anon: Oh, but I am so perdictable!!

1:42 AM  
Anonymous one among the crowd said...

hi poornima,

the colour had yet to arrive..a walk down the era of black & white ...and good to see a reluctant expectant survivor..

nice writing..keep going.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Lazith Aziz said...

hey!

where dyu get all those nice pics from ?

or is it real life catpured ? If so , I am amazed! :-)

11:21 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

OAC: Nope. No surviving. All over! Only to begin again.

Lazith: Google of course!

12:44 AM  
Anonymous one among the crowd said...

hey,

absolutely, i had agreed...

2:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

perspective ?

2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i couldn't understand.. do you mean she sells her body?

12:38 AM  
Blogger Pritika Gupta said...

beautiful.. i could imagine;)

6:06 PM  
Blogger Alok said...

Happy Friendship day! I enjoy reading you

alok

3:34 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

OAC: I know! :)

Anon: Wow!

Anon: Sells? Sigh. Also!

Pritika: :) Ty

Alok: Wish you the same!

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey.. i really couldn't understand yet.. what do u think as a best solution to this.. why did you say she didn't expect that answer and he wont say it again! (may be foolish thinking.. let it be)

7:00 AM  

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