You may forget the words shared…
But you’ll never forget the silence shared with someone.
Once there was a simple man
Selling his all dreams and plans
“1 balloon for 5”
Today his pocket fairly thrived
Scorching heat accepted defeat
Thinking how could this man cheat.
His body used to dry out everyday
He’s smiling, he’s happy
Am I losing my edge to desiccate?
Man went along with this thoughts
With all the happy toys he bought
“My daughter will be so excited”
The only scenario he ever sighted.
“My daddy is very rich
He gets me all kind of gifts”
Wherein in the parallel universe
a daughter had all her words well-rehearsed.
That 5-year-old knew how took a stand
Shameful comments & bullying one day had to end.
“Your daddy gives gizmos
Mine saves me his precious time.
Your daddy doesn’t know the standard you’re in
My daddy remembers how many ponytails I like”
Pity that you’re poor nor I.
because you only have money
And I have all the wealth in one tough guy“
With those courageous words
she moved far ahead.
As the dusk aiming the limelight
Time came to meet her knight.
Wide opened arms dangled over his neck
Her grin too invaluable than any bills or paycheck.
Little fingers started playing with her things
and inquisitive eyes all ready to shoot endless queries.
“We get water only once in our tap
so I saved some water in my bottle for you to have
Isn’t it too hot for you to work, Father?
I’ll never let you work once I’m older“
Innocent goals, her sweet determination
brimming eyes quenches the thirst with her unnerving resolutions
Those 5 sips from her bottle did the magic
Which no gallons of water ever could.