Wednesday, August 6, 2008

BELIEF

They were lovers but they had never met.

It was by chance, while logging on to an online chat room, they bumped into each other and within three months of daily exchange of views, perceptions, likes and dislikes realized love between them was imminent.

With both confessing their love for the other the relationship advanced to the next stage where they started conversing over the phone every night. They desperately wanted to meet up but since they lived far apart they reluctantly had to wait for the right time.

“You know there is a tree in front of my house.” The girl once told the boy.
“Which tree?”
“I don’t know its name but it sheds a lot of leaves. And while watching it yesterday I thought of something.”
“What?”
“If our love for each other is true and pure then we will meet before it sheds all its leaves.”
The boy was silent for a while and then replied, “I hope so.”

Eight years went by and then there came a day when the boy happened to visit the girl’s place.
“I can’t believe we are meeting at last!” He was jubilant.
“I am glad we held on.”
Traipsing along hand in hand they reached the spot where the tree stood.
“Is this the tree you always told me about?”
The girl didn’t respond.
The boy checked out the tree but as he did so a cloud of gloom covered the sky of his emotions.
“It has already shed its leaves, isn’t?”
The girl looked at the boy and smiled. “Look closely…there is still one leaf present.”
The boy carefully perused the tree again but found nothing.
“Where?”
“Here” She pointed towards her heart. “It’s called Bleaf. And in the last eight years it never fell from the tree of our love.”

The boy looked at the girl for a moment and then hugged her as tightly as he could. His eyes were wet. And so were hers.


By: NovoneeL ChakrabortY

16 comments:

rhythmz... the dead poet said...

this ones the one that has got to me the most. well written mate! keep writing...

cleverfox said...

really lovely ....
this 1 is by far the best of all ur s work.....
i really love it thanx again for such a good work

cleverfox said...

lovely ...very gud..... i feel like faling in love.....
fantastic......
this is by far u r best work among allll.....
keep up the gud work

cleverfox said...

fantastic

reetika said...

how romantic...........
gud work yaar.........
keep it up

Angry Voices said...

Oye Henry, the last leaf is unbelievably good ;)

You know what I mean :)

Melanie Hack said...

I really like this piece of work...

naina said...

d most important element in love is belief n there couldn't b any other way express their belief on each other. you work is just too good

Gaurav Verma said...

Too good...reminded me of the real fact... I too believe in the leaf called Bleaf.. :)

n B c said...

Thank you Gaurav!

anuradha said...

no words actually...so touching...acc. to me,ur best among d whole lot...its my favourite...:-)
lovely...

n B c said...

:)

Anuradha Garimella said...

8 years!!!!! ...boy-o-boy! that's what has set the stage for this post! I guess!! :( ...but Encouraging!!khee hee :) nice !

n B c said...

Thank you :)

kulgaurvi said...

bautiful...............mwaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

n B c said...

Thanks !!