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Kishan Kumar Behera


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Lone Love's Kiss

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4 months ago
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*A Black Guy Shrouded In A Jet Black Hood ...An Ordinary Girl.... A Fateful Meeting.... A Chilly Evening... The Empty Railway Crossing...An Old Deserted Town ... Silence Talking Quite Aloud... An Eerieness In The Air ... Stirred Occasionally ... By Rustle Of Winds ... Carrying Smell Of Rotten Limbs ...Decaying Corpses... From A Cemetery Nearby...*

*'Am your usual Teenaged friend .. your narrator.... I had nothing else to do so ...ummmm... I thought why not ... let's do a little Eavesdropping...And We All Know .. Rule #1 Of Eavesdropping.... Hide Where You Can See Them But They Can't..So Yeah...I Found My Little Sweet Spot Behind A Well trimmed ..Cozy Garden Bush... Hey!.. Atleast It Saves Me From The Pungent Smell....*

Guy: Wait ... Don't Go ...I wanna Talk to You ....

Girl: Look Mister ...You've Been Stalking Me For A While Now ...Spit It Out Or I'll Call The Cops !..

Guy: Just Listen To Me Please ...For A While... I've Been Quite Lonely For Some Time....

Girl: Do You Love Me ?...Or Do You Have A Little Crush On me ?Huh!?...

Guy: Of course I Do .... Isn't It Obvious....

Girl: No It Isn't You Moron ... How Many Affairs Have You Had Prior To Me? !!

Guy: Quite A Lot...But Does It Matter ?...

Girl: I knew it ... you're A Bloody Womaniser!!!..So What Happened Why Jump onto Me Now ?!..

Guy: They're All Dead... I Told Each One...I Loved Them Enough To Keep Them With Me Forever And ... I'd Take Them Away To a Place Just For The Two Of Us... But ....

Girl: Speak Up...I Don't Want Your Dramatisation...

Guy: The Moment I Lifted My Hood ... They Saw Me ..And Moved On To The Realm Beyond .....

Girl: What!??.How ...?..What On Earth Are you ?!!!...I Want To See You Now !!...

*The Guy Lifted His Shroud .... Once again Silence Talked.... But Soon Enough A Scream Interrupted Mr. Silence ...*

Guy: Alicia... Hey. .. Alicia !!!... Don't Leave Me .. you Can't ... Alicia Nooooooooooo....

*His Pain.... His Anguish ... Were Quite Real ...The Untimely Drizzle Made It impossible to See His Face ... I was Shocked To see the Girl Drop Dead ... yet The Mournful Screams Allested The Shock with a Grievous Weight....*

*"Don't Cry You Poor Soul ..." ...I wanted To Say This...But ...Then I realized He was Staring At Me For Quite A While....So Close That I Could feel His Breath ...A Lighting Strike Nearby ....Lit The Eve As Bright As Day ....I Looked At Him ..And Yes. ..I Saw His Face ... No ..Not Ugly... Not Hideous ..Yet A Terrifying Peace ....Bereft of Words....

..I Don't Know What's Happening To Me .....This Phase ... This Transition...Is This How You Define "Moving On" .... Yes ... Afterlife...I am Coming To Meet You.... But With The Remaining Consciousness I want to Leave This Memorabilia....*

*"You ...My Boy .... Won't Live Long...For The Fates cared Not To Bless you With a Line of Long Life"...

The Words Of The Village Astrologer Went On In My Head .....I Wondered Whether It's True ...I Wondered Whether The Stars ..The Infinite Constellation Combinations Had A Hidden Symbolization ....Then Again I Heard That Old Geezer's Voice ..

."But ..That Doesn't Mean You won't Live Much ...For The Heavens Did Bestow Upon You ...A Line Of Fulfilment...My Child .. You'll Leave An Important Lesson For All Of Mankind..A Word ..No ..Perhaps a Line Of Wisdom.... For Eons To Be Told... You'll Squeeze Out Every Moment Of Your Life ..And Live It to the Fullest ...."

And Now That I Think About It ... it's Not All That Much Of a Lie... I'll Tell You Now .. My Words Of Wisdom.... The Identity Of The Stranger..And The Tale Of His Empty Heart ....

Long Has He Searched For A Partner ... Long Has He Awaited For A Soul.. Who'd selflessly Stick To Him ...But Alas The Rules Of Nature Won't Allow It ... He's Been Here since Centuries ....may be since The Beginning Of Life it self.... Moving Alone ...Through Heat ... Through Cold...Through Rain ...Through Snow.... He's Been Alone ...Alas! ...Whenever He Reaches Out For A Partner In The Dark .... She'd Die The Moment She'd Gaze At His Visage ....Yes One Stare is All That It'd Take ..To Send you To The Point Of No Return... The Boundary To which I Myself 'Am So Close That I Can't Turn ....But..But I Believe He'll Find His Match ...One Day For Sure She'll Light A Match .... Removing The Shroud She'll Kiss Him On The Lips... And Together They'd Complete Each Other's Broken Links ....

The Eerieness...The Chillness...It's All Gone Now .... The Sensations All Ceased To Kingdom Come... My Last Note.... I heard A Voice ...Another Woman Another Me In The Bush ..*

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 Girl: Show Me Your Face ...

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 Guy: Sarrah....Sarrah... Don't Leave Me ... Noooooooo

*There You Go ..Another Scream...Another One Sent To An Eternal Dream ...This Forbidden Love Does Come With Its Consequences.... A Mortal And The Mysterious Stalker ...You Too Must Face Him One day ... look At Him At Take A Deep Breath ... Like Sunshine Shines Cleaving The Clouds ..Bring A Smile Parting Your Mouth...Pass Your Days With The Knowledge...One Day you'll Be... A Potential Love Interest.. Of This Stranger With No Rest ....*

P.S: The Shrouded Man Is What We Call Death ... Barren ..Chilly ... Cold And Full Of Disgrace ...And Yes None Has Seen His Face.....None Will See His Face ..And Live To Tell You How it's Made ....

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