Wishes that Got Life
They slept soundly on the floor,
On the old rags and torn mattresses,
Cold and coiled, shuddering in nippiness.
Their sore feet, swelled like a bee-hive,
And parched skin, rough and patchy.
They slept with anonymous happiness,
Baffling smile and mysterious tranquility.
The small streaks of the first light came,
Through the countless holes on the roof.
And, made them sleep with warmth.
They were all small, merely eight or ten summers old.
They worked in a brick factory, from light to dark,
With no respite, no peaceful breath.
They toiled and never griped,
They sweated with intact delight.
Winter had arrived and, so
Had come blissful Christmas to the town.
The children never knew
Of that white-bearded old man,
But they wished for one to be,
To wipe away their tears.
They wanted their parents,
To stop them from doing the arduous work,
To force them to go to school.
They wanted to carry school-bags,
Instead of piles of clay blocks.
They wanted to play on green grass,
Instead of mud and puddle.
They wanted to be like those,
Who went to school beside the road.
But they knew it’s unfeasible to
Turn those dreams into reality.
But they still dreamt of the fairy tale,
but they still dreamt of the magic.
The old man was observing them,
Their minute moves and finest curves of smile,
He walked in to the room and took their tears in his fingertips
And kissed it with utmost warmth
And turned them into magical luminosity, and,
All their wishes were alive.
Note: I don't have words to apologize, friends. I even don't want to give any excuse for my shameful inactivity. I don't know how to explain this, laziness or what I thought it to be-Writer's Block. I even don't want to know. I just want to keep running on the track again, heading towards the possibilities that I might achieve by working hard again. I don't assure you but wish to come back to action again and gift you some posts worth reading. I wish you having a good time through this Holiday season. May God bless you all and shower all the happiness on you. Merry Christmas.