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Departure.

             
               It was a journey we began, hand in hand; my hand safe in yours. I knew you would lead me through all the rough paths, I trusted the strength in your shoulders that I could lean on. And, oh, what a journey it was! Full of ups and downs. More ups than downs. But, we were together. Every turn brought along with it a new challenge; every step a new hurdle. And, we faced it with every ounce of strength we knew we could muster. We were a team, after all - you and I.
             But, today, after having come a long way, having braved each storm, endured every difficulty life threw at us, we find ourselves struggling to walk together!  Why do I feel my hand slipping out of yours? Why don't I find that warmth, which I did when we started off? Why do your feet walk away from mine?  Is it our love that has gone weak with time, or is it life, that intends something we never imagined?

            Today, I look into the distance, I see two separate entities: YOU and I.  Why can't I see 'US'? Have we drifted away along with time? Is it time for departure from 'our' land to places unknown, where the winds carry us?


          My fingers itch to feel yours,  intertwined in them.  My heartbeat yearns to beat in rhythm with yours; my breath pines for the warmth of yours.
        What does our future hold in store for us? I struggle to find the answers. But, until I do, may I lean on your shoulder as I wait ?


The above post has been written for Wordy Wednesday.
This week's prompt:  Picture Prompt.




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  1. Eternal love! Made for each other! So beautiful.

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  2. This touched me but not in the way you may think -- I was thinking about my wayward son and longing for the day he will come home. Thank you for the tears. :)

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    1. Oh, Carol! Hope your son does come back to you! Hugs to you, sweetie! <3

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  3. I am conflicted on how this post made me feel. I felt such sadness for the love that slipped away, but the last line gave me hope, even though this is titled - Departure.

    Psst..It could just be the hopeless romantic in me. :P

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    1. :) Shantala, it is also the hopeless romantic in me who made me write this post! :-)

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    2. :) Shantala, it is also the hopeless romantic in me who made me write this post! :-)

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  4. Life sometimes leaves you with these bittersweet moments hopeful that things would get better.

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    1. True, Rachna. And, it is only hope which takes us through such moments.

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  5. Love and its many shades! Sigh!! I felt this one...
    Nicely done.

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  6. Poignant with a tint of hope at the end. That last line conveyed a lot on how we struggle to put the life back in our drifting relationships. Well penned, Shilpa.

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    1. Yes, Vinitha. And, the struggle goes on..its a life long affair, isn't it?
      Thank you! :)

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    2. Yes, Vinitha. And, the struggle goes on..its a life long affair, isn't it?
      Thank you! :)

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  7. Love is what keeps us going. I think in a way it's a good for a couple not to be one since individuality matters to become each other's strength.

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