I fell in love with a single glimpse of you. I fell in love when i first saw you. I fell in love with your sparkling and glittering big eyes. I fell in love with your pouted smile. I fell in love with your sun-kissed hair. You were there, arguing with the guy on the street. I was behind the man, mesmerized by you, could not utter a single word, completely lost in you. I did not know you then but i knew there was something beautiful between us. You did not notice me, not even see me. I was just standing there for an entire hour, after you left, just thinking about you and how you could touch my heart so deep that i fell in love with you.
We met again, destiny made our paths meet. This time a bit more closer. You were in a beautiful white dress holding a diary in your hand. I wished i had the courage to reach up to you and tell you that i am madly and deeply in love with you. You looked at me and just like any other stranger you did not even exchange a smile. Yet, here i was smiling like an idiot and making my thank you prayer to each and every god in the universe to place my stars in such a way that i met you again. I guess that day you caught me smiling at you. You hurried your way to the bus and went away.
After that encounter, i could not think of anything but you. You were my first thought in the morning and my last wish before i slept. Days went by but i had the hope that I’ll meet you again. I imagined a thousand ways of telling you about my feelings the next time we meet. I guess the universe was granting my every wish and it gave me another chance to meet you and narrate my unsaid love story to you.
You were there standing in the queue to get into a bus. I was just a few steps behind you. I gathered all my strength and was on my toes to open up my heart to you. As i stepped closer to you, you had already missed your bus. I decided to make conversation with you. Nervously i blabbered a few words before you could turn around to notice me. When finally you saw me, i felt as if the floor was sliding away beneath me and I could no longer feel my legs. Nervousness got to my head and heart. I saw a florist across the road and that was when I uttered my first word to you, “Wait”. I still remember your confused and disapproving face yet you looked so beautiful. You suddenly smiled at me and it felt as if all the stars were falling into place and showering rose petals on me. I immediately, without giving it a second thought went to the florist to get a flower and propose you finally. I reached there, i was confused between a yellow rose and the red one. So i decided to purchase both.
The moment i paid the florist and collected my roses was the same when i heard the dashing sound of an accident and chaos created by it. I turned around only to see your lifeless body laying on the ground with blood streaming out of your body. I lost my sight and could not see anything but you. I could see your smiling face dancing around me. I could not think let alone to act. I carried you in my arms to the hospital only to confirm that you are no more.
Today, at you cremation ceremony, i am standing here holding the same flowers. The roses have dried up, so are my tears. You are my love, so what if i don’t know your name. You are my love, so what if I could not confess you my feelings. I loved you and will always do.
I just have one regret which i will carry to my grave, “the unsaid words”.