Roxy and Emilio…..Part Three
Seasons change, like emotions.
old friends move to new places,
physical distance is not an issue.
It’s the distances of the heart,
that causes an ache in the souls.
One fine day, Emilio moved away,
without a woof goodbye.
He just upped and left,
Uncaring of Roxy’s heartbroken sighs.
Roxy waited at the park, every day,
She didn’t lose hope, never thought,
Emilio would just walk away.
Her wait was endless and long,
her soul’s notes were devoid,
of a true love’s song.
She kept a lonely and sad vigil,
Unbelieving that Emilio would,
Ever do her, this wrong.
One day she grew up, dusted her knees,
and stood up tall.
She buried her love for Emilio,
So deep inside her soul,
That even she couldn’t find it ,
If she ever tried.
It was hidden in the farthest corner,
of her heart, in a bleeding black hole.
Gradually, she began to breathe,
she learnt to smile, through her tears.
Sent a silent prayer up in the air,
asked God for forgiveness, for him.
She didn’t hold a grudge,
How could she?
She loved him, didn’t she?
She believed in miracles,
So what if she was suffering now,
the best was yet to be.
Two years later, one evening at the park,
while she was playing with, Trixie and pixie,
Emilio chanced upon her, unexpectedly.
He saw her with the puppies and his heart sank.
He had just come back, weary from his travels,
Had been around the block many times,
and realized Roxy’s true worth.
He had been thinking of proposing,
to her and declaring his love,
Instead he found her with her,
two adorable puppies, oh God!
What a fool, he’d been.
not appreciating Roxy’s unconditional love.
He had himself to blame,
for missing out on this chance.
She had done nothing, but love him,
and he had pushed her away.
Ridiculed her feelings, made fun of her,
Not given her the time of the day.
Now she was lost to him,
He was too late, life had passed him by.
Roxy could have been his, had he been,
Upfront about his feelings,
Had he told her he loved her too,
He was so sad now, he wanted to die.
Suddenly he heard Lassie, calling out,
“ Roxy, thanks for puppysitting my twins,
You are a lifesaver, my friend.”
Emilio couldn’t believe his ears,
He gave a woof of pure, unadulterated joy.
Thank you god, for giving me a second chance,
Roxy is not hitched, she can still be mine,
provided she forgives me,
I have been such a heel.
I promise to love and cherish her,
Please let me know how she feels.
Do I stand even a slim chance?
Have I burned my boats?
Can I be redeemed?
Will I have the last dance?
Sulekha aka Lucks
For all my friends who have missed out on the first two chapters of this torrid love affair, the links are given below: