One after another, one after another,
the leaves of the little plant,
I had planted in my garden,
seem to wither...
The little green flesh turns away,
away from where I stand,
it seems the little plant is dying slowly in contempt,
and it pains,
oh yes, it pains very deep...
I have waited long for this plant to grow,
I watered it, but then some said, water is not good,
pour less, I poured lesser,
Some said, you're pouring less, pour more,
and so did I,
and leaves did not grow at all,this time...
I knew not what to do,
once water was more,
and so was once the fodder, the plant fed upon...
Now, I try to put it back together,
but withered leaves are but withered leaves,
they do not stick back...
I do not know if new leaves will grow again,
I do not know if the plant is going to survive,
a helpless state, I just stand,
looking at it dying,
dying in contempt, crying out,
'you never got it right,
you never did understand!'
I shiver, I shiver at that thought,
at the thought that I was foolish,
foolish enough to love it, but not know how...
The long winter plight has just passed,
and yes, it seems I survived the cold deathly winds,
and the freezing nights of black blankets,
but through the fierce ghastly winds,
my plant half died...
Now, after all this time,
I stand here looking at the plant,
which has decided to look away from me,
even yesterday, yet another leaf fell,
and all I could do was,
wipe a small trickle on my face...
© Karthik Adithya Singaraju