Legend says…

They say you are worthless, you never have and never will deserve my love, and sometimes at night, when the lights are long gone, I wonder if they are right. But in the morning , when I see you again, I don’t remember a single reason for not loving you. They say you are Narcissus, obsessed with your own self, selfish and oblivious to love coming from any other direction. They say I’m Echo, forever pining away for her “perfect” Narcissus, with no real life of her own. They say this story ends with me wasting away without your love and you drowning in your own vices. And I believe them. I know its true. But maybe I want to be Echo, maybe I want you to be Narcissus, just so that history carries our names together, binding them to each other in an inseparable bond. Maybe all I want is to be remembered, but only with you.

For the legend of Narcissus and Echo :http://www.echo.me.uk/legend.htm

Linger…

***Some characters in this tale might be real but the feelings and events portrayed are PURELY fictional. Okay so maybe ALL the events aren’t fictional, but the feelings DEFINITELY are.***

I walk down the staircase with my friends, wondering where he is. He is supposed to have an extra class after school, so I assume he is in his classroom. But I can’t help but hope to catch a glimpse of him before the four-day holiday we’ll have this weekend. Just then, as I spring down the familiar grey stairs, I see him on the landing walking up, probably going back to his class. He must have gone downstairs to fetch water. As he walks up, neither of us look at each other. His usually arrogant but cheerful face is grave and serious and its obvious that he isn’t making eye-contact on purpose. He passes right by me although there is a lot of space in the wide staircase. My heart beats so loud that I can actually hear it. He is so uncharacteristically silent that it is ridiculous. My friend not-so-subtly clears her throat from behind us. He still keeps his head low, and my eyes are on the ground too, although I can see him from my peripheral vision. And suddenly, just like that, the moment is over. He has reached the above landing and taken the next flight of stairs, while I have proceeded to the one below. He is gone, and I won’t see him for the next four days. But I am left with a realization- although I never meant to, I’ve fallen, and I’ve fallen hard.

I wrote this on Friday evening, and for some reason its kind of freaking me out. :-/

50 Day Challenge of Random Things- Day #6

I know I skipped Day #4 and #5, but there’s reason for that.

  1. For Day #4 the topic was:A picture of you doing something weird but funny. Well, I hardly have pictures of myself. Forget about silly pictures.

2. For Day#5 the topic was: A picture of your friends being silly. I didn’t think posting a silly picture of a friend would be very nice.

3. I’m already running late in this. πŸ˜›

So moving on to a more fun topic:

Write a paragraph to somebody – it could be anybody you want, even someone you haven’t met yet.

I thought a lot about this one and decided to write to my first official teacher, Krishna ma’am, who will always remain my favorite teacher forever. ❀

We are talking about the year 2002, and ma’am you obviously don’t even remember me now. But there are so many things that I wasn’t old enough to tell you then, and am not familiar enough to tell you now. Before nursery, I had never been to any other school, and so you were my first teacher ever. I still remember how you taught us a poem about two birds sitting on a wall, I remember how you gave me one of my first books to read (I think it was called “Mitttu: The Parrot”). I even remember that I never used to like having tiffin, and you would walk around the corridors with me till I finished my food. Your smile, your gentle scolding- its all so rare now. Every teacher I have now, well, they are amazing teachers, but they are all so…. impersonal. They come into class, teach, check our papers, give us marks, and leave. The difference between you and them reminds me of one thing only: it sucks to grow up. So 14 years since when you taught me the very basics of life, I wish you all the happiness in your life, all the happiness that you have showered on a thousands little kids like me.

I am so disorganised when I write. X( *facepalm*

For Heartsick Paramours: A Sad Song Playlist

So when Mrin-la @ Dreamer Of Improbable Dreams told me she’s making a sad song playlist, I’m like, Wait, don’t I have one too? ” We all have different definitions of sad, but why not see how much yours matches with mine?? πŸ™‚

Warning: This playlist might cause mild to severe depression.

So for those who have been left behind, hurt and confused, here’s your heart’s melody:

1. Impossible: Shontelle

This song is just so TRUE. 😦

2. The One That Got Away : Katy Perry

The beat screams rebellious, but the lyrics cry sad.

3. Say Something- A Great Big World

This is a constant for all sad song playlists.

4. Last Kiss- Taylor Swift

One word- Ouch.

5. Fix You- Coldplay

I remember even my English teacher was on the verge of tears when she heard this song. Who doesn’t love this song?

6. Echo- Jason Walker

This song just makes me feel sooo lonely. 😦

7. Jar Of Hearts- Christina Perri

Boys.. *sigh*

8. Down- Jason Walker

I cry every time I hear this song. Its just so depressing.

9. Here Without You- 3 Doors Down

Its not that sad, but I keep relating it to a person, and thus I hate (love) it.

10. In My Veins- Andrew Belle

Not. Gonna. Explain.

11. Just A Girl- Lady Antebellum

This song hurts like a…

12. Need you now- Lady Antebellum

By now EVERYONE knows this is my favorite song. Like, ever.

13. Mockingbird- Eminem

Yes, Eminem. This song is too fabulous for words. Go read the entire lyrics, you’ll get the story.

14. Someone Like You- Adele

This song has got kind of old, but still..

15. Someday You Will Be Loved- Death Cab For Cutie

Imagine that the guy who left you is singing this for you years later..

16. Set Fire To The Rain- Adele

Some people don’t find this song sad, but dude just read the lyrics here:

17. Teardrops On My Guitar- Taylor Swift

I took this quiz, and it said that this song is MY Taylor song. You can try the quiz here.

18. Sorry That I Loved You- Anthony Neely

Lord, the last time I heard his song must have been 5 years back.. But its so beautiful.. :’-(

I know this is off topic, but isn’t Anthony Neely cute? πŸ™‚

19. Cold As Stone- Lady Antebellum

I love-hate this song.

20. We Are Broken- Paramore

I swear I get goosebumps every time I hear this song.

21. Somebody’s Me- Enrique Iglesias

The. lyrics.

And plus, Enrique always reminds me of this one person, so..

22. Every Night In My Dreams- Celine Dion

πŸ˜€ I know, I’m super-smart, right?

❀

Don’t forget to remember me. πŸ˜‰

Oh and do tell me what songs i missed out!!!!

Nostalgia

Rainy mornings

History classes

Running around

Yellow grasses.

 

Gray bulidings

Dark skies

Faded smiles

Darker lies.

 

Fooling around

Wasting time

Unknown future

Forgotten rhyme.

 

Blowing wishes

Watching stars

Blinking fireflies

Glowing jars.

 

Familiar masks

Unfamiliar faces

Hidden motives

Beneath graces.

 

Past memories

Whisper today

Had enough,

Time to pay.

 

❀

thelonelybooklover

P.S.- Thanks Bhramori and Aditi for helping with this poem. I can’t believe it took me months to write the whole thing. I wonder how much longer it would take my brain to function without your help. πŸ™‚