Thursday, January 8, 2009

Loss



She opened her eyes to a new morning, a morning which could change her world. Her favorite pink teddy bear was missing.  She lived in a room stuffed with toys and every toy tried its best to see her smile. She was such a sweet heart! Of all the toys, she loved that pink teddy – let’s call him Keith. She held his hand all through the day and hugged him when ever she felt low. Keith had seen her in smiles and in tears. Keith knew, like other toys did, that she looked gorgeous with her smile on. Yet he decided to gift her tears!



She missed Keith. She missed herself. For a moment she forgot that there were other toys in her room. She was desperately searching for Keith. She was crying!




The doggie barked to get her attention. She chose to ignore. The monkey did tricks to see her smile. She threw him to a corner. The joker clapped till his hands were in pain. She unwounded him and threw him under her cot. The train whistled and moved around her. Her feet crushed the engine to death!


Some toys were scared by her act. Some were hurt and some cursed her change. They left the room leaving her behind, crying while she searched for Keith. Some chose to stay and bring her back, and she chose to shut herself inside the virtual walls around her! She was furious, screaming out the pain. She wished Keith was there to hold her hands. She believed him to be the only one who could feel her pain. The monkey wondered so did the others! “He gifted her tears and left her in pain. Yet she says only he would understand.” They felt dejected, yet they stayed.




They knew she would sleep again. They knew she would need them all when she wakes up - either to make her smile or to cry out her pain. And yes, she did. Days passed and she opened her eyes to another morning. She saw broken pieces of plastic shattered through out the room, fur flying high, her wounded friends in the darkness of the room. She ran to them and cried her heart out. If only those tears could heal them!




The doggie barked again, but his voice choked. The monkey tried tricks with his broken hands. The joker clapped but she saw him limping. The train whistled but failed to reach her. She had them all back – wounded and hurt. The only thought that remained was this: Were the losses worth it?

45 comments:

Lena said...

i guess she is wise enough to realize which toys mean more and she wont let them get hurt so much.
:)

Lovely story :)

sawan said...

Lena darlin, i wish so :P thnx :) thts my second attempt to write a story! inspired from you :)

Simply Sur said...

True!! In life, often we give so much importance to aperson that we dont even care for the rest of thm who are there n who care for us... Has happened with me.. so i really know wat its like!! Later wen u kinda wake up from that dream for wen u come back to ur senses, u cant bring back the time that's bygone!!
Lovely post!! :)

Vinnie said...

Sawan saar, sahi hain...u r an excellent weaver..kya story likha hain boss...it lingers on - a soft, simple story with a beautiful moral:)
keep it up, buddy!!

Ramana KV said...

Excellent one.. While it might not be wrong to give importance to anything we like, it could be wrong to ignore anyone who likes us.

RiverSoul said...

A beautiful story Sawan
:)
Loved it.
:)

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Question - are you alright??

sawan said...

SS, it happens with everyone. People who have seen it all wish that their loved ones dsnt go through it. But we could only advise! If they decide to experience it, we could only be silent spectators, rather sad and silent spectators. U take care dear. have fun.

sawan said...

Vinnie darlin, ur words bring honor to me! thnx a lot :)

sawan said...

Ramana, well said. wish everyone around realizes this fact!

sawan said...

Sid, thnks a lot. your words mean a lot to me! keep visiting :)

sawan said...

ST, Answer : Yes I am. Thnx for asking :P

Veni said...

So touching....a lesson for us to appreciate those who love and care for us : )

karmanna said...

poetic phrases !!!
height of imagination !!
wonderful writeup :)

i think.. true friends understand the agony ...there is no place for getting hurt... if at all it happens its momentary ;)

Riya said...

Hey nice story.. Grt moral.. Such things really happen in life that you dont care for them when they care 4 u so much.. Somehow one should realize their importance in less time for if the time has gone you will never get those wonderful friends back.. Listening to this story.. I soone how realized the importanbe of a friend and i immediately called her after years.. And believe me the joy was tremendous.. She made my day.. I promise somehow to her that i will always call her however busy i am.

Scattered Thoughts... said...

sawan - you does not look like alright.. :)) seems mind is stuffed with so many emotions at once.. true to your identity.. ruffled !!

WarmSunshine said...

this seemed familiar to me... pink teddy bear...

:)

Had a smile on my face the entire time while reading this :)

this was sweeeeeet
but the ending is kinda sad...

good going anil :)

Keshi said...

beautifully written Sawan...this is something similar to my last 2 posts...we shall not IGNORE ppl who truly care for us.

Keshi.

sawan said...

Veni, yes. the sadest part is that we choose to forget this lesson, when we need it most :P

sawan said...

Karmanna, it does happen, and yes, its all momentary. but one shud be careful in choosing the words. you never know how the other person might get affected :( thnx for your kind words. appreciate it!

sawan said...

Riya, m so happy for you and your friend! Good to know that you had a great time :) keep smiling. its worth the effort.

sawan said...

ST, :P yeah, its many a times kind of a mess :)

sawan said...

Meher, you know that you are worth all the happiness around! Your place stand well above the pink teddy in every friend's heart. chill..

sawan said...

Keshi, m happy to cya! missed ya :( yeah, true..we shall not IGNORE ppl who truly care for us.. and thts the msg to all!

Scrawler said...

Hero! i found some similarity between my poem Rose,lilly,lotus...(comment on ST's post) and this story..

sawan said...

Scrawler, grt minds think alike?? :P

Scattered Thoughts... said...

many a times ??? :P did you mean 'most' or 'all' ;)

sawan said...

ST, lol, ill stick to "many a times" :P let your perception answer that :P

swati said...

a beautiful story sawan..n i could see the other side of it too..this story had a lot of sentiments hidden behind it..am i right?
it was really lovely..

Arunima said...

ahh that was painful!!!


P.S Good post!

Luscious Sealed Lips said...

Beautiful, Sawan.

Makes you think how we ignore and hurt people who love us for the one we love.

Kisses.

sawan said...

Swati, yes you are right :) thnx for your kind words :)

sawan said...

Arunima, sorry for the pain shared. But yes, thats painful and sadly we see it all around us :( u take care.

sawan said...

LSL, happy u liked it. yes we do that and we are never aware of it :( its high time we start cherishing the time we had with all our friends! U take care girlie. Good day.

Senorita said...

@ Sawan...nice story...

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away-Sophocles

:P

Ria said...

loved the short story and i feel it has a moral too, tht v shud not rely on jus one person for everything and tht nobody is indispensable in ur life.

harshad said...

amazing writing man...very, very moving. a bit too tender for my taste, but nevertheless, beautiful writing.

sawan said...

Seno, wow! what a way to support my thoughts! thnx a lot swthrt.
Sophocles was one true wise man!

sawan said...

Ria, you got that one right :) happy u liked it girlie. have fun.

sawan said...

harshad, welcome here. m so glad you liked it. its tender i know, but so is relationships. i was forced to choose these words, i wrote this for a reason :P u take care man.

lukkydivz said...

maybe she wasnt just searching for keith.. maybe she just lost trust on everyone.......for a moment.

sawan said...

divz, dont u think its unfair to judge others trust based on one unique incident?

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Loved this story!A must read for all who turn away from their friends for no fault of theirs :)

sawan said...

Sami, i just wish it serve the purpose it was written for!

tinkerbell said...

beautiful afterthought..