~the broken leaf~
I was, once, like an autumn leaf.
Detached from the branch.
Lying forlorn on the unclean earth
Among other broken leaves,
Who would look at me with pityful eyes,
The way they looked at their bleak future.
There were times when i would look up at my home.
The place where i once belonged to,
Where i was beautiful and full of life.
Whenever the winds blew,
I would watch the branches reciprocating to the melody.
Swaying and dancing.
Those lush green leaves, rustling and creating a beautiful harmony all together.
How perfect they looked.
And then i would look at me
Pale. Fragile. Vulnerable.
Surrounded by people who could do nothing but grieve over my life.
And then, when I'd lost all hopes to survive.
When i was ready to be crushed under the feet of a passerby,
One fine day, in the scorching heat
You came and stood close to me.
Saving me from being burnt.
You picked me up with utmost delicacy.
Glared at my imperfect colours,
Running your fingers on my veins,
As if appreciating the beauty i never thought i possessed.
And then with the most beautiful hues possible,
You painted your name on me.
Placed me securely within the pages of your diary.
And then, i became yours forever.