Monday, June 8, 2009

Eternal Wait

It was a busy Monday morning...The vehicles queued up near AJC Bose Road.. honked monotonously to reach their destination...tagged professionals inside air conditioned comfort, sweating salesman in jam packed buses and uniformed children dragging the burden of life on their shoulders....set for another day...

It was then I looked at the blue whitewashed mansion on the other side of the road.... I saw them... Sitting on the balcony, listlessly staring at the busy scheduled lifestyle where they once belonged....

It was only a few days ago they were a part of this world. They had to meet deadlines, walk through the air conditioned corridors, engage in corporate power plays, or were busy preparing lunch boxes for their husbands and kids...it was just a few years back they were busy in their own world...It was only a few days ago they were carrying their school bags and they had started for school..Their tiny fingers gently clutched daddy's warm hands...It was only a few years back they had their crushes.... It seemed just a few moments back when they had exchanged sweet notes with their loved ones... It was all there...It seemed just a like a moment that has faded away in the blue distant horizon...

Now with wrinkled vision and parched lips they sit motionless in the blue balconies of St. Johns old age home... Life has pushed them to an edge which is beyond schedules...Its just an eternal wait for them as the clock ticks in an off hand way...

3 comments:

Priya said...

Thoughtful.....

shadows getting older said...

But you see at times i am so jealous of my father because he is retired...god knows when I'll get to retire...and when we all do we can just sit at Barista for hours on end with noone to bother or hurry us up:)

santa said...

wonderful..... buju no one can hold time that is the lifecycle