Don’t read. I tell you. Don’t . Especially if you’re an emotional being like me. You’ll just cry and ruin your day then. Your eyes would just get puffy and you wouldn’t want to see anyone. Then you’ll just turn the world out with music in.
But if you insist…alright..
They said he was this, that. The girl he was crushing on called him a worthless, hopeless fool .He had no family. An orphan who’d found himself at the wrong side of the tracks .All he needed was that mouth to spank him and loving eyes to watch him . Yet none minded him, following the adage “each one for himself God for us all”.
The scorn and rejection fueled his vices. And as the clock ticked monies got missing from safes and cars were stolen. Juvenile homes were his favorite place because at least the people there showed some form of emotion .
And he wished he could inflict pain on those so-called town leaders whose closets held so many skeletons and were so corrupt their perfumes reeked of it yet they judged him.
From afar that fine fine fine fine lady saw deep within. She was quite eccentric and well, they said that was her gift so she took him on. Nineteen wasn’t too late an age. He learnt all that wasn’t taught in those numerous orphanages and in her home he learnt to belong.
She wasn’t that old but he called her “babushka”
In no time he began to behave appropriately. He continued school and thankfully graduated. She called him a fully grown independent man . Gone were the days of being a rascal. But the scars from his past still burned and he lusted for revenge .Vengeance lead him on . He had not but one aim in life.
In due time he got married ,oh his wife was beautiful. One to die for. Theirs was a re-enactment of “beauty and the beast ” but “ohmigosh” their children were just so adorable.
I guess you’re still reading ? okay. So erm.. do you by chance like coke ?
The sun’s smile from the center wasn’t so bright.
He knelt before her with a look so penetrating and filled with agony asking for forgiveness. He wished she would say something , Just open her lips if only to utter words that’ll bring respite..
A glance was all she needed. For the sadness dissipated and the love came rushing like a tidal wave.She wanted to tell him it was okay but words to him no longer fit right in her mouth. All the phrases she could have danced with..and his lips would never be able to reply the words she wouldn’t say.
Then he hugged her so tight, the last of many ; a memory no one could steal , hoping the pain she felt would be his .And she smiled, real love brought pain .
Her smile would forever be imprinted upon his heart.
So the skies cried .Cried for those filled with grief as they let each other go.