Friday, April 22, 2016
Pallavi Banerjee writes
The Eternal Love
The old man gazed into the still eyes of his beloved
who was lying on her death bed.
He was struck by an epiphany when he realized that years ago on the same date,
their dear ones had showered blessings and confetti upon them on their wedding day.
He was overwhelmed with emotion when he realized that
the promise to grow old together had been fulfilled.
He avidly desired to embrace her for the one last time.
But the very next moment, he realized that
she would not be able to feel his touch anymore.
As he stared at his wife’s old white wrinkled face,
he fell in love with her once again.
He planted a kiss on her forehead and dropped a tear,
and waited for the seraphim to take her to the heavenly abode
and accompany her beyond the sphere.
La Miseria -- Cristobal Rojas