Along the walls…

Left in the storm…

When I walked through….

I have been running along these withering walls for what seems like an eternity. The walls are old; their paint falling off at places, baring the tired bricks which must have held this structure for years. Rugged and faded portraits grace them like a fatigued smile, hiding the melancholy of a broken heart. The lights on the ceiling flicker as I pace through this abandoned alley; my lungs ache from all the running as I make my way through the ruins of my present!

The path ahead seems like a far-fetched dream. No withering walls, no saddened paintings; only angelic lights. What lies ahead, seems like an ethereal aisle, a walk down which must lead you to heavens; the epiphany of happiness!

Every now and then, I try to catch a glimpse of what follows me….and I find myself staring down the eyes of darkness, sheer darkness, engulfing the foyer and its carcass. Brisk steps give way to long leaps as I think about the roads of regret which I left behind.

I am running because I have been there before, beyond the dark wall, fallen for the trickery of the past; spent days thinking about “What would have been…” and “What would have not…”!

I have been running along these withering walls for what seems like an eternity but….

I never reached that light, the past never stopped following me and I never escaped the ruins of my present!

 

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    1. I believe that we all have been there! We all get into this race at least once in our life time; try to chase our future, run away from our past, neglect and abandon our present!
      ….thank you so much! I am so glad that you like my work!

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  1. As usually, so deep and flawless! “my lungs ache from all the running as I make my way through the ruins of my present!” Loved it!! So powerful!
    I guess we’re all running and few reach the desired destination!
    Great work 🙂

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    1. Such a motivating comment!😊
      I am so glad that you like the article!
      I agree! We are all running, chasing our goals but only a few of us succeed! In my opinion, the reason due to which so many of us can’t reach our destinations in spite of the efforts that we make, is that, we tend to ignore and abandon our present; the sheen of our goals blinds us to the next step that we need to take in our journey!
      Thank you so much for sharing this here! Really means a lot!😊

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      1. My pleasure always 😊
        Well I believe that we only have the present moment and we should not only embrace it, we should glorify it! Because tomorrow is not guaranteed! Loved how you state it “the sheen of our goals blinds us👍👍” it’s too bad because we are missing our life and there’s no rewind
        Best of luck always 😊👍

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    1. Thank you so much Riddhi! That comment really motivates me to keep on writing!😊
      I am glad that you like my writing style!
      The fact that I was able to connect with you through my words is a very big compliment for me as a writer!😊❤

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    1. Very true! Life is a continuous journey. We can’t afford to stop at every hindrance and start dwelling at it! One must learn to set “heart-breaks’ and ‘pain’ free and follow the light of love!
      Thank you so much for sharing this here! Really means a lot!

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