We laughed and had our silly fights,
Sitting beside each other we spoke about our future;
You held my hand and your face lit under the street lights,
Slowly the lights blinded like the closing of an aperture.
I never for a moment thought you were unhappy in the cliff,
I tried to recollect our every possible argument gotten into a tiff;
Tried hard to find any possible reason, but never could sniff,
Still the memory of your jump ties my tongue and makes my body go stiff.
I was busy laying the bricks for our new home,
While you were admiring the layers of water beneath and the island beyond;
I saw the plans we made vanishing like the bubbles in the foam,
I never wanted to accept the sound in my head which sang about a weakening bond.
Oh darling, I was too much in your love to see you moving away,
You say I should have stopped you from jumping off on that sunny day;
The thought about your dissatisfaction with me, makes my head swim and sway
I could never have stopped you from enjoying what on the other side lay.
I hear that you swam through the waters and reached the lush island,
A place where you found yourself and your partner;
Oh dearest, as you live your days, there is one thing I remand,
Keep our memories and my love with you ever in honour.
I see you have come to see me after what seems like an abyss,
Oh wait love, let me camouflage the dryness here to an oasis;
Though am torn into pieces inside, I ensure you see nothing amyss,
A wave of good bye and contagious smile,
I have learnt to fence my sorrow within a paranthesis.