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Lightnings & Kisses


Since I was young I have always been fond of reading and writing. It is one the greatest sources of comfort for me.


Since we were seven

You were always afraid of lightnings.

So whenever it rained

You would always seek my comfort.

You would always hold my hand

And I would always carress your cheek.

Cuddled in a warm blanket

Sipping on hot chocolate.

We would draw stick figures of us

And dream of a home

Where only sunshine exists.

When we were sixteen

You weren't that scared of lightnings anymore.

But you said you found a new fear

And that was the fear of losing me.

And whenever it rained

We would revisit all our childhood memories.

We would sing songs of love

And share sweet kisses

While the lightnings illuminate the night.

When we were twenty-one

A particularly bad storm hit our town.

So I rushed to your home

Worried that you'd still be scared alone.

But when I reached your doorstep

My tears fell along with the rain.

I saw you kissing a pretty girl

And swaying in each other's arms

Like leaves in the wind.

Finally, you've conquered your fears.

You were no longer afraid of lightnings.

You were no longer afraid of losing me.

© 2021 Joy


Joy (author) from Philippines on January 13, 2021:

Thank you for your kind words John. But who knows, the rain might bring them back together again.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 13, 2021:

What a great poem, sad ending though. Thanks for sharing.

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