A Barter With Death

…And every night Death Crept from the shadows of the room. Laying in wait, counting breaths Of her lover doomed. It would whisper to the maid in waiting – It’s his time now. And she would plead with joined hands Sweat painting her noble brow. One night livid Death grew weary – His time is…

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TPC Romance Week, Post #3: She Sleeps

She sleeps And sees Her love In dreams, Where she and he Are as happy As one could be. She knows not That when Slumber breaks The truth Will cleave Her heart In twain. Copyright © 2018 Pradita Kapahi. Image Source: Pinterest

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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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My Best Error

Please,  Erase me, Efface me,  Consign me to the past,  Brand me an outcast.  Tell me I’m dumb.  Tell me I’m easy.  Hurt me, Curse me,  Shut me out,  Laugh me off.  But gimme a sec,  Hear me out, Before you say ‘never’,  Coz you were my ‘forever’.  Farewell lover,  You’re the best of my…

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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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