love at first sight

By: akhil bhardwaj

it was love at first sight
i looked at her and everything faded
the chirping of the birds
the rustle of the trees
the quiet gurgling of the brook

and then she smiled...
a smile so bright
it seemed to light up my world
she was so beautiful

those tresses falling
softly on her shoulder
her pearl white skin
those eyes so beautiful
and her smile drove me wild

those days rolled on slowly
fading away in the mist of yesterday
life seemed so beautiful
but the paradise was not to be...

love seemed to turn grey
until one day she turned and slowly walked away
her footsteps receding silently

and i laughed as the tears slowly came to my eyes