Thirty Seconds Tales #3: From Au Revoir to Goodbye

“I shall go…right…au revoir…” Then she remembered why this time, unlike every other time before,  it couldn’t be just au revoir. Old habits die hard. She corrected herself, “I mean goodbye.” She slipped the ring off her finger and started handing it to him but he protested. “But why? Give me a reason!” She knew he…

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Give Up The Ghost

Give up the ghost : (Phrase) to die; stop trying to do something because you know that you will not succeed.  Source: Cambridge Dictionary   This place,  Our space,  Captured memories,  O’er these walls displayed.  Our love,  Our names,  Banded on our fingers,  Seared within us still remain.  Harmless jibes,  Minuscule fights,  When did they begin to…

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If Only

If only I weren’t a girl, If only you weren’t a boy, If only we wouldn’t have met, ‘Fallen’ like fleeting summer rain, Would our love not have quickly died. If only you weren’t a ‘dandy’, If only I wasn’t a ‘babe’, Then maybe we’d have known, That looks alone do not make a love remain. …

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An Elusive Forever

  Tempests of the world, Frothing within me. The sting of a thousand comebacks, Bubbling, to be set free. Yet when I look at you, A false lull reigns over. I’m chained to your promises, Of an elusive ‘forever’.   Copyright ©2017 by Pradita Kapahi. All rights reserved. Image Credits: Pradita Kapahi.

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When Two Became One

It started with two… Two lives we were, When our paths converged, We merged, Into one. One ceremony, A few testimonies, Gave us disparate two, One name, One home, One bond. Thus we two became, Man & Woman. ———— Fast forward, A few years, Still one, But so unlike. Distinct tastes, Divergent beliefs, Different likes,…

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