Day 04 : The haiku challenge.
In this challenge, i needed to select a given HAIKU and form a story/poem around it with my own interpretation .
This is the Haiku I selected :
expressions of face
happy sad angry frown shy
face is the index
And here is my story .
With his words he tried a lot.
To let the world know he was now a strong man. He didn’t care.
Although , once she walked in , the smile on his face said more .
You could even see the sparkle in his eyes . But it didn’t take longer than a second , for his expressions to change.
First , there was a sigh, then a frown.
With each passing moment he remembered the anger he had grown up with. Or was it the sadness actually ? Unfortunately he had memorised in his memory that day’s scene too well.
The day his mother had cheated on his father.
Of course he said he was fine
.But every time his mommy had walked in , the child he had put to sleep long ago , would crave to wake up .
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“Go, put a band aid on that before you bathe. You will scratch it otherwise.” Mom shouted from the kitchen.
And without even looking up from my pillow I reverted back ” I can’t find it mom. Forget it . ”
As if she could. She came stomping all the way. Took the band aid out and put it on my pinky finger. Of course , her background dialogues continued..but who was listening ?
Only if she could forget it that day. Or the other days. Only if she would not care that much. Only if she had left me to fend off for myself.
At least I would know what to do now. Without her. Lost in this world. Next to this man. My legally wedded husband. With these scars I have from our daily routine. Of him drinking. And of me being thrashed around.
Could any band aid fill the pain? Could any medicine help?
Only if she was here. To tell me what to do. I promise to do it by myself .
Just before that drop of water tried escaping my eye yet another day, I got up. Not one more tear for this man. For this life.
I need my band aid.
I need my mom.
I need to go to her.”
That’s all the note said. It was as lifeless as the body next to it. May she find her band aid soon.