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The perfect lullaby

Posted by Rojit on April 21, 2012

Weeks back, he was there, eavesdropping on her belly the little sound their tiny baby was makingand she would giggle looking at him talking like an insane guy to the baby comfortably asleep in her mother’s womb.

And today, the sound of universe just made a terrible mix with the tune in his life and all he could hear right now was the pain inside his heart as it pounds again and again with her name!

And on the other part, the music so beautiful engulfed with a life just walks into into this world as his new born baby boy sits on his lap crying.

There were very few times he hadn’t felt sorry for her to lead a life so different from her grandeur life.  Born with a silver spoon, she knew not a single idea of how to run a family. And yet she left behind everything just for his sake not just because he is an orphan Muslim with poverty as his greatest asset and that, her family would never accept the relationship but simply because she saw in his eyes the happiness and solace she hadn’t felt despite her life filled with so many things a normal girl would never dream ofThey say love blinds everyone but in her case, it was love that gave new dimensions to her life, a new meaning to the beauty of the bright moon and the door to a world her life has been dreaming of unknown to her conscience!

 

Many times, he couldn’t help building a beautiful future of just him and her and at times, he couldn’t help but regret the fact that the soft hands of her had then turned hard with burnt everywhere from the daily chores. But when he held her hands with eyes so over brimmed with tears and kissed her, she knew that she had nothing else to wish for and nothing else to cry for.And today when he holds her hands devoid of pulse, he feels cold and his life gets dunked in remorse so deep and just like many times before, he feels he should never let the lines of fate cross hers!

He loves her and she loves him – that will be what the world might remember of them. But to them, they have forgotten the world and the definition of sadness had long lost in the sands of time!

A month into that dreaded day and he still can’t cope up with the loss of his soul mate, and there is in front of him – the baby boy still crying! The hardship of a single father in the family where there isn’t anyone, is taking toll on him, but then again when he sees the baby with eyes so open wide, who is going to lead a life without the shadow of a mother, he promises a future for the baby where the baby will never feel the lacuna created by her loss! But father he is. And no one expects him to take care of the baby as a mother would. The night is windy and the sound of thunder isn’t helping the baby from crying. He misses her more than ever today. And just as helpless as someone could ever be, he finally croons the song she always used to… a song she once wrote for him and a tune no one has ever heard! And just like that, as a mystery magic casts its spell, the baby stops crying as if it has been waiting for the song since aeons…a lullaby her mother made for him. And with his hands clutched to his father’s fingers, he sleeps a sleep with a promise he unknowingly makes to never give any hurdles to his dad.

Years hence, the baby boy now in his high school, and holding a trophy he just won in his school’s singing competition after singing his mother’s song, is asked to say a few words in front of the school crowd while his father with eyes full of pride watches his boy.

He utters, “My dad says to me that there is an angel watching every person on this earth.  And even though, the angel is always in the form of a mother, I know that my dad is the angel…actually the greatest angel. I love you daddy. But when I sing this song, I feel I’m singing with my mommy. This song is a gift from my mom and I know whenever, I sing it, she will be happy. ”

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