Sunday, August 12, 2012

Withering Away..

Picture from here

It is time.
I know it is.
I want to get up, but my body refuses to move. I try calling out, but my voice betrays me. Closing my eyes, I listen to my heart beat. still breathing..but deep down I was already dead. 
I can't fight any more. It's nature's call for me, and I have to abide. 

I slowly manage to turn my head towards the left. Everything looks hazy, but I can see my grand daughter scribbling on the walls of the room. I naturally smile, my heart lightens. I was once just like her. Carefree and young. I had life in me. But now.. Lifeless I feel, just like a flower, slowly withering away. My fragrance, lost.
I look outside the window. If I could, then I would capture everything I see. Unclear they are, but at least I can see. The birds chirp, and the atmosphere gradually cools. 
It is evening. Time to return home, and the same applied to me. As the sun slowly begins to set, the colours blind me..and I start to drift away.
My journey had begun.
Shades of yellow are slowly enveloped by those of orange, just like my youth was gradually taken over by old age. Life goes on, and change is inevitable. 
Transition.. I was always scared to face what lay beyond. But now, lying here, I watch the colours change..silently, counting every breath of mine. Feeling each heart beat.

Yellow..still breathing.
Orange..still alive.
And then, it all went black.

They're moving me, touching me. But I feel nothing. I smell fragrance, I hear sounds.
But I feel empty, my soul - light. 
I carry no burden, no possession. Slowly I begin to drift into the universe. And then, I see light..and I know that this is not the end. There is nothing to fear.
Tomorrow, the sun will rise again, and soon I will bloom again. 
Till then, I will fly with the wind..cherishing the life I was gifted with. 


  1. oh!!
    i'm speechless....
    it is a happy ending i suppose???


  2. The story of a human life so well written! Nice work Juhi and was worth all the wait:)

  3. fantastic post, love it.

  4. We all would face that one day, but your post makes me look forward to it. The new journey!

  5. Philo,

    Cycle of life told so well.

    Take care

  6. Wow!
    Amazing! Just loved it! One of the most close write up to my heart I ever read!
    Beautifully conveyed ..its a fact, pain and a little light of hope makes it complete!

    thanks for writing this :)

  7. What a comeback!
    This was just amazing :D

  8. Well written. Hope doesn't elude us anytime! :)

    Destination Infinity

  9. Hi dear, wow, this was hauntingly beautiful, well penned.

  10. I specially like the last stanza...there is hope in death, maybe to bloom again ~

  11. smiles....great to see has been a while....i love the hope in the ending...that this is not it...and that you will bloom again...that is a beautiful thought

  12. WOAH! This is some deep stuff.Kudos!

  13. This post has a musical touch to it. Loved it!!!

  14. Wow!..The way you described the transitions in life is amazing!...Your words, naturally flow like a river...Beautiful!

  15. That’s life in summery…
    Well, not all flowers wither some bloom and flower and spread fragrance

  16. lovely work.. could see myself goin thru d transition..
    hows u been?

  17. LOvely!!!!!!Goood jaaaab!!!!!!!!!!!:-D

  18. superb;) beautifully expressed !! :)

  19. Beautiful writeup and great perspective Juhi!
    All the best

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  21. You said, you can't come up with ideas, You are too modest. You can write anything Juhi. This write-up talks of your calibre as a writer. :)

  22. Sweetyyy!! I just want to say you that you are writting better everytime I read it!! I really notice the diference! Really glad to read this piece, I hope to see a book written by you one day on my hands!

  23. Envy anyone who can express with poetry!
    And this is GOOD :))

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  24. You're one great writer though probably younger than most of us here. That's how I appreciate everything you write, because it's just so wonderful. Keep up the good work, Jewhi. ;)


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