here’s to our loved ones.

my brothers always hated seeing the trees lose colour,
and so when the leaves started falling,
as if on cue,
he left the four gray walls once and for all.

my favourite teacher resigned in march,
yet i waited for her to correct my pronunciation just one last time,
and even though she didn’t,
the things she taught me, 
the things she thought were in vain,
will always remain.
in june, my best friend moved to another continent,
and i learnt that distance does not break bonds,
it simply loosens the light ones,
and strengthens the right ones,
the ones which keep us sane
the ones which always remain.
two months later, my ex girlfriend changed jobs and the sky cried with me,
but we could never lose what we had,
nor could we grow out of the beauty of being in love,
for even if there are wrinkles on my face and she forgets my name,
in that beauty, we will always remain.
my brother always hated seeing the trees lose colour,
and so when the leaves started falling,
as if on cue,
he left the four grey walls once and for all,
and although we called once a month,
i slept in his room every other night,
because in the things they leave behind,
our memories,
be those of joy,
be those of pain
always manage to remain.
it's christmas now and no one is home,
yet love seems to be in the air,
because even if a screen,
is the closest we can be,
it’s enough for me,
so darling,
here’s to our loved ones,
wherever they may be.

2 thoughts on “here’s to our loved ones.

  1. Powerful words as always, Misha. I think it speaks volumes. The love that we all share between experiences and connections – they last a life time. Someone might be far, but they will always live on in our memories.

    My boyfriend lost his big brother 6 months ago.. I don’t tell him this, but I think about him every single day. He was a part of my life too. We all miss him so much.

    You live on through peoples hearts that you touch. People will remember your face, your words, the way you laughed… it doesn’t seem important at the time – but they will remember you.

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    1. Thank you so much for you kind words as always, Pam. You’re very right, people never forget each other and that’s the tragedy as well beauty of life:)

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