Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Shooting Stars and Broken Hearts.


A veil of sadness would dawn on her eyes, her lower lip would jut out.And one look at her face would be enough for my maternal instincts to take over, and for me to accede to her childish requests, demands, wants and needs. The protective blanket of my maternal love was the first thing that touched her dejected spirit every time she was reprimanded at school, or lost her favorite toy, or picked up a fight with a loved one. I would take her little hand in mine, give it a little squeeze and lead her to her glass window. Her eyes would widen with wonder and mesmerized, she would leave her callow sorrows behind and befriend the luminous dignitaries of the night.  
Her stellar companions are here tonight, and so is she. Her room remains unchanged, but she is no longer the little girl that once dreamed of fairies and elves and prince charming on a horse, on this very bed. The twisted bed sheet that silently brings her series of sleepless nights to my notice is like a mirror of the glistening universe tonight. The light from the heavens is creating exquisite patterns on her beautiful young countenance in the dark, but only a mother's gaze can notice the burned out fire in those hazel eyes. Her stellar companions are no longer a source of comfort for her, they are the unanswered questions in her tormented young heart, projected into the darkness of the night.
And as she waits for a shooting star tonight, unaware of the silent tears that her mother is shedding at her door, all her wishes will be granted. For she won't be the only one who sends a prayer into the distant skies tonight. So will I, for the stars were enough to distract her from a broken toy, but they will never be enough to mend her broken heart.

Yet again, a part of Kanika's Fantabulous February. Only this time, she was kind enough to put up a picture I thought could be a part of her little exercise. Thank you, Kanika! Love! :)

36 comments:

  1. Haha that was fast! Thank you Joyee :)

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  2. that first line made me think of angelina jolie. but it wasn't the only thing that kept me reading.

    you have a certain poise. keep it.

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  3. Haha Angelina Jolie? WHY? =P
    Thank you, will do :)

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  4. A veil of sadness would dawn on her eyes, her lower lip would jut out.

    wanted. the movie. at the end. if u have seen the movie, u l c what i am talking abt :)

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  5. Haha unfortunately, I'm not much of a Jolie fan =P

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  6. u seem a wee bit new to blogging. how right am i?

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  7. That depends on what your definition of "wee bit" is! =P

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  8. Okay. I love it, will be a BIG understatement! :O

    Charming composition!

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  9. "the light from the heavens is creating exquisite patterns on her beautiful young countenance in the dark, but only a mother's gaze can notice the burned out fire in those hazel eyes."

    WILL YOU STOP ALREADY?
    I'm trying real hard to not feel like shit about being devoid inspiration :|

    This, I loved. Absolutely unadulterared love, this.

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  10. @Raj. Actually, it's been a LITTLE more than a year :)
    @Diwi. Thaaank you my most loyal follower! :*
    @Nil. NILANJANAAAA! You're too generous! Thankyousomuch! =D

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  11. figured. want some advice? change the font colour. the blog is beautiful no doubt, but a little tough on the eyes. :)

    and i cant help smiling at the pciture on the top everytme i open the blog. :D

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  12. The lilac? Or the red?
    Haha thank you =D

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  13. both actually. :/

    its a wee bit too bright, but how about you get a second opinion from your readers?

    hell you could write a post about it :)

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  14. so much better! but u shouldn't let one person judgement guide you no?

    i aint that grand :P

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  15. Haha I put it up for a vote! Top right! Pick your favorite! :)

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  16. u already have my opinion. let the other vote now :P

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  17. Kind my bum!
    Stooooop making me feel like shiteez. Blehh :|

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  18. Aye you're the brilliant writer! YOU'RE the one with 200 followers! ;)
    *Two hundred first follower crops up*

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  19. Brillaint, pfft.
    Writer- HAH. Creativity is PMSing, here :/

    No facebook nomore, happily deactivated. Every break I sit and wait for inspiration to gaddyum show up. What a pricey *beep -.-

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  20. Haha I am off Facebook too. Sort of =P
    Even Kanika's pictures don't help? :O
    Fantabulous February is the reason I'm alive! :O

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  21. Beautifully written man. Really, really good!

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  22. Since I decided to not participate in FF, I swore to not waste too much time online. Now that just makes me feel like an idiot :|
    Gaah. Next time, my will be done!

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  23. "And as she waits for a shooting star tonight, unaware of the silent tears that her mother is shedding at her door, all her wishes will be granted."
    That was SO real! I feel naked!

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  24. @Nil. Yes yes you must! :*
    @Soumi. Haha naked? That is the best compliment someone's paid to me till date! =P

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  25. Loved this one !
    And ur blog, is super fun! :D

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  26. This was an amazing read. Made me imagine a more devastating story that the little girl may have endured. It was touching. Nice stuff. :)

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    1. You read all my posts! That is SO sweet! It's been such a long time since someone did that :) And thank you :)

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    2. hehe Thanks! :D
      It's not everyday I come across a blog which has such a lot of stimulating and entertaining stuff to read! :-D
      I will now follow you (blog) as long as you post. :P :D

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  27. It was a was a pretty awesome read. =)
    New to your blog, but I really like it! =)

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    1. Thank you so much :)
      And welcome to my blog! =D

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