White Roses.

Apparently fixed on the ceiling, those stone-like eyes kept staring into nothingness and the worlds beyond it. The fan whirred slowly, like the clock ticked short taps, and the heart pumped liquid in and out. Everything moved in its own circle of existence, performing the allotted functions steadily and uncomplainingly. But even then, it felt like the world had somehow turned upside-down, and the fan whirred only to mock in its own given voice, the time moved to show how invaluable every other being before it was, and the muscle pulsated to define how the gods-on-earth were only too frail and fragile; not being able to keep anything from working or breakingโ€”even their hearts.

Once unleashed, the mind traveled speedily into the fields of green and gold where the spark in one another’s eyes had signedย smilingly the invisible yet undeniably substantial contracts of always staying together. It wandered farther to the streams of crystal blue waters where hands were held and oaths were repeated before angels of the world, and names were carved on rocks as well as on every atom of each other’s being. Tracing back the swift walks made across sand lanes and muddy roads, it came to rest only as the image of stars dancing as they were that night appeared on the retinas, and the sharp smell of white roses made their way through nostrils to the insides, causing currents to run down one’s spine.

How does it happen that a seemingly small wave envelops an entire universe in itself? How does Destiny fail Desire every time, and dreams turn to dust before reaching the realms of fulfillment? Why do the once saintly carriers of love blaspheme the very sanctity of it – leaving souls insecure and shattered forever?

Soft rain began to pelt against the room’s window bringing back the detested realizations of reality, and with a single tear that rolled down mournfully, all wounds were washed away until next time…

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15 thoughts on “White Roses.

  1. cabrogal says:

    I hate it when that happens. You’re staring up at the fan and the world turns upside down. It can sure make a mess on the ceiling.

    But I love this post.
    Very impressive indeed Maria.
    You took me to an emotional space I don’t think I’ve ever experienced before. That’s pretty special you know.

    One tiny suggestion. Break up some sentences and ditch the ‘and’s.

  2. Sonya Kassam says:

    You may have written in prose, but there is a hint of poetic expression that is so beautiful. My favorite lines:
    How does Destiny fail Desire every time, and dreams turn to dust before reaching the realms of fulfillment? Why do the once saintly carriers of love blaspheme the very sanctity of it โ€“ leaving souls insecure and shattered forever?

  3. Ali Sohani says:

    This is simply marvelous… I think best thing I have read in a while… ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not a prose… it’s a poetry….
    Words flew in coherence with the vibrations of machine that pulses to keep us satiated, but only at right pace…

    This is extra-ordinary writing Maria… ๐Ÿ™‚ Something one wants to read once and again…

  4. miss.mysterious says:

    I am SPEECHLESS and it all YOUR fault ๐Ÿ˜› I LOVED it!
    Fav parts….
    How does it happen that a seemingly small wave envelops an entire universe in itself? How does Destiny fail Desire every time, and dreams turn to dust before reaching the realms of fulfillment?
    and
    until next timeโ€ฆ
    EEeeee! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • miss.mysterious says:

        You can if you will and you will if you can.
        I know you CAN.
        So I’ll be waiting for a new post to comment on (although there are tonnes of posts I haven’t yet read XD)

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