Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Obscure Love

Once upon a time, I saw you Kid. While I used to wait there for my bus, you dressed up prim and proper in your crisp school uniform went to school daily sitting in a rickshaw. There was this road beside the bus-stand from where the Rickshaw Puller used to take you ahead. I didn’t know where exactly the school was. All I knew was you. With your impish eyes you never really noticed me while on the other hand you have already stolen my heart away.

See! I even remember the details on your school bag. Red and blue in color. And lines of bright silver zips adorning it. Ah! You see Kid, I have not forgotten at all about the picture of your favorite Spiderman on it.

I am still in love with you even though many a year has passed in between the two of us. My heart still skips many a heart-beat thinking about you. The image of your impish eyes is stuck forever on my heart.

You must be a big boy by now. And must be very handsome too. Are not you my Kid? And I wonder would you ever like it to be called a Kid that too by an unknown lady who herself is in her late twenties! Ok what about me calling you a Big Kid then? See, I tell you; ‘Big Kid’ and just a ‘Kid’ are different. :D

And tell me one more thing my Big Kid! Will you please? Do they still send you to school tying you to the back of that rickshaw seat with that colorful bandhni dupatta?

I wish I could have told you how the impishness in your eyes has stolen my heart away!


~Dedicated to that 4/5 years old Autistic kid who I used to see on many days while waiting for my bus at Moolchand Bus-stand. 


14 comments:

  1. Sometime, we remember people even we though they are strangers and we not even know their name.
    But he is being tied to rickshaw???

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    1. Yes Nibedita so that he doesn't fall down....as no one used to accompany him. He sat there in the rickshaw completely engrossed in himself while being tied to it from his waist.

      Thanks :-)

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  2. That touched my heart and almost brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for writing this.

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  3. Some faces leave a lasting impression. A wonderful way to honor the memories that lil child gave you! :)

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  5. loved reading it !
    Some people can be so firm in our memories even if we never spoke to them !

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  6. This stole my heart away Pree ...such innocence and charm so beautifully portrayed ! :)

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  7. Nice story. Some people catch our eye and get into our heart.

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  8. OMG...gave me goose bumps. Your every word reflects your being in love. Awesome Preetilata :)

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  9. Such sweetness...I have many such crushes too....you always wonder, don't you?

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  10. Oh my God... It certainly shook me up. I guess I am falling in love with him too :)

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  11. what beautiful post, I just loved it, touched my heart, thanks for sharing !

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  12. For some reason, this brought happy tears to my eyes..it is moving but with an undercurrent of happiness and hope to it...at least for me, the word 'impish' for an autistic kid implies that the kid is actually really full of life and sunshiny in spite of his/her condition :)

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plz.. open d white window :)