Do you remember that day
When we walked down the pebbled path
Shadowed by the gulmohars.
It was raining, just like today.
Our hearts were fluttering
Like the ripples on the river water.
The river, who heard our whispers
The sweet nothings.
I admired the red gulmohars
And you choose to give me a white lily.
I should have known then,
You never understood me.
You told me the world is dark blue
While I saw it in rosy hues,
I used to speak to the moon
And you laughed it away as a dream.
You thought rain is all about cloud precipitation,
You would not believe me
When I said the rain drops were the tears of the moon.
In my own little way
I had created a world of beauty.
And you destroyed it.
You said the world is a rude place
And you rudely broke my sand castle.
I should have known,
You said verses are a waste of time.
Yet I am remembering you,
Trying to pen down those memories
Verses which you never appreciated,
Just the way you never recognized the truth in my love.
I should have known then...
You were just a mirage.