Monday, April 6, 2009

i dont like it when people cry while talking to me.
it leaves me wondering what i should say till that moment comes when this tiny lump forms at the pit of my stomach and starts snowballing into this huge mass of something that climbs up to my throat.
i keep quiet.
and let my eyes take away from the pain of that lump.
and silently feel the little drops slide down my cheekbones and wet my lips.
i keep quiet.
and feel the salt drops seep into the dryness.

11 comments:

Neel said...

Interesting thought! Well conceived.
I think people close to you or people who want to be close, cry in front of you!

when silence speaks said...

Well expressed.

sujaan said...

not everyone is lucky with tears cleaning up blocks...

Monorina said...

Exactly.
(Stumbled upon your blog and loving it,just in case you go the who-are-you? route)

Ashi said...

Dont cry, its honestly a waste of time. Unless you are PMSing then its just hormones.

reema said...

i find this so heart rending.

Magically Bored said...

Very well put.
I get a little uncomfortable when people cry around me. Unless it's someone I'm *really* close to.

Astraeus said...

i remain quite t such times and let them speak their hearts out before saying anything and more often than not i say, i cannot empathise with your situation so i will try my best..

Rahul Saha said...

sorry to be an insensitive boor but i find the taste of tears quite appealing...

Casuarina said...

I feel so hopeless and helpless at this point...I'm ready to do anything to be of any practical help but tears leave me feeling scared and inadequate...it's like a poignant reflection of my own insecurities...but I'm glad you feel and so much...wish there were more empathetic people like you around.

Ibanov, Sir Rekaf said...

For some strange reason, I sub-consciously feel happy that there are others who are also suffering and, at that point of time, more than me. So, a smile automatically appears on my face which makes me look rather foolish.