The Gardener!



The bright sunny morning…after incessant series of showers…

I look outside my window…

The old couple returning from a morning walk, herd of kids leaving for school,
Some cars vacating their parking lots and some youngsters chatting near pool…

And yes, there is the gardener…trimming those ornamental plants…
Trying to manage between the slippery slants…
The roses, the geraniums, coleus, cactus and lilies
And there lies besides them the bunch of my daisies…

Daisies! Where are my daisies?
I lean forward to focus…but fail to find them…
Running downstairs…I rush towards the garden…

“Where are my daisies?” I inquire the gardener.
Gasping my breath, withholding my temper…

 He stands calm, turns towards me with lazy eyes…
 “Oh Madam! Because of rain, several plants die!”

Pointing towards a stained blue box, he continues-
“There, inside the bin, lie the residues!”

“But they looked fine to me; I had seen them last Sunday,”
The gardener smiles at my words, I wait for what he has to say!

“Nothing remains forever Madam! Plants, People or Relation…!
Roots get weak with time, colours loose attraction…”

Back in my house, standing at the same window,
I watch him while he is still busy with the trimming…
“Plants … People … Relations….”
Somewhere in my mind…for hours…
………………his words kept ringing…!!!

Comments

Nishi said…
True thoughts!
yes, everything changes with time....sometimes this thought helps us overcome our difficult times and sometimes this is what we fear the most!!
Anyway, you have written well and as always, there is soul in your words!
"just for you" said…
very true and a hard fact!!
Nothing remains forever because nothing is destined to be there forever...and this gives the scope for new and more people in life, new relationships, new memories to cherish.....

Popular posts from this blog

प्रेम ही है या प्रेम सा कुछ और है ये?

Time Tells

सोचा कुछ तुमपर लिखूँ।