Those eyes spoke thousand words,
Words behind the silence…
They never lie, always say the truth,
Truth, I was unaware of!
I could see hidden scars,
Scars, deepening each day,
When I look at the eyes,
Eyes, waiting for someone…
Pain bloomed in heart,
Heart, cried, cried a lot…
Those eyes, never filled with tears,
Tears could have shown the fear…
Why were they sad?
What will make the heart smile?
When will be the pain put to rest?
So many questions arising in my mind, but I couldn’t ask anyone nor to the eyes I am talking about.
Traveling by train has become a part of my life. During traveling, I come across many faces in the crowd. Strangers, but sometimes even without any talks we know each other as daily commuters. Usually the faces show tiredness, eagerness to reach home, anger due to some reason. But the day I saw this woman, I don’t know why somehow I realized there’s hidden emotion, because her eyes expressed it all. I never heard her interacting with the fellow commuters, only once a while.
From days to months, I have seen her. Her face though serene, no creases of worry, but had turmoil of emotions behind the serenity. The question, “Why?”
I don’t know what I should call this; probably I had wanted to know the answer to “Why” and it did come along.
My close friends’ cousin was a victim of 11 July’06 train blasts, and still hasn’t recuperated, is in coma since. One day it happened that I, my friend and the woman were in same compartment. They weren’t sitting close; I and my friend began to talk after long meet. As my friends destination arrived, before getting down she told me the woman is her aunt, the mother of that cousin. For a while I just couldn’t come out of the shock, I had just heard. The wait once I could see in her eyes, now I wasn’t able to look into them, after I got the answer to my “Why?”
Recently after long time I came across her, and what I saw in those eyes, along with the wait, is Hope!
Now, when I know the reason for the wait, I can only pray!
For the eyes to be happy,
For the Mother to hear “Ma” again,
To hold on is - Hope!
The heart will smile,
The pain is put at rest forever,
The wait in the eyes will soon come to an end!