On and Beside the Stairs

Beside the friends,
sitting on school stairs,
saw someone and got dazzled,
saw her hands,
and bangles too,
with nails fairly cut,
did not know who she was;
But knew,
She was ‘An Angel from the Heaven.’

And since then,
I went searching for her.
But, just could gaze at her,
from the very far.

Its was a Wednesday,
She came and sat facing me,
Asked me “what i was painting?”
“Drug Infusion”answered me “for the rally.”

And then, we met a lot of times,
when in home
could not wait to get back
to school,
we discussed about
songs, lyrics, movies,
love, friendship and everything.
But what mattered
was me talking and being with her.

All my friends thought,
i found my special one,
But just a friend a I knew about it.

And then three friends called me.
“Going to meet her”answered me.
They said"If u have time
wait for a while or two."
“Yes, why not” said me.
They asked me,
“If i loved her?”
I replied, " yes, I do"

Then they gave me a idea,
Get the lyrics of
‘Aint on sunshine’
and give it to her.
As suggested, I did the same,
gave the lyrics
and waited for her reaction.
She read it all and said,
“Its an awesome song, I love it. Thanks.”

Then, The next day,
at the recess break,
I met her where we always met,
Beside the stairs
discussed about a friend,
His love life.

That day, went home,
downloaded the lyrics of about 50 love songs
did not sleep,
sat near the computer searching for more.
gave her loads of them,
next day at school.
She read them in Psychology class,
Thanked me.

And then, she came and sat beside me,
The moment of my lifetime,
But the moment lasted,
only for that period.
The next Period,
world turned upside down for me.

I saw her going back,
sitting next to the friend who gave me the idea.
She spoke something.
Got a reply too.
But, Did not know what was talked about.

Next Day,
during the recess,
went searching for her,
at the same place,
where we met everyday,
‘Beside the stairs.’

But, this time was surprised
by what i saw.

She was sitting on the stairs.
with the friend of mine,
who gave me the idea
with his hand on hers.

He was sitting
On the stairs,
and, myself standing
Beside the stairs,
with lyrics of love songs,
in my hands,
and tears,
on my checks.

As everything started,
On and Beside the stairs,
and it also ended,
On and Beside the stairs.

On and Beside the Stairs

Harshit Khetan

Bangalore, India

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Artist's Description

This is a poem which can be seen very artificially and fake. But, it happened with a friend of mine. As in the poem its written just me and a friend knew about it. It was me who was the friend.

This poem is about a person who did everything to keep the one he loved happy but ultimately got what he never deserved.." PAIN "
Please read the whole poem and feel the love of this person towards the one he loved.

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