Bitter-sweet


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16 November 2034
Dear Charles,

I remember that day
16 November 1984
When my friend Laura, first introduced us
You, a skinny boy of 15
Me, a snobbish girl of 13
Oh how we hated each other!

I remember that day
16 November 1994
When we met unexpectedly
It was Laura’s engagement party
Gone was the immaturity
In place, stood a young man of 25
A pretty lady of 23
And something special began

I remember that day
16 November 2004
When we stood together in the balcony
Witnessing a beautiful sunset
Our baby girl held preciously by you
Our love, surrounding us in a safe bubble
Life was perfect, for that one evening

I remember that day
16 November 2014
When you had left me
Your journey was complete, but not mine
Our daughter sits at your grave, whispering to you
It’s a secret, she says
I won’t disturb her

I remember that day
16 November 2024
Our daughter fidgets nervously
I tell her how beautiful she looks
How proud I am of her
How proud you would be
And in that moment, I felt your presence
As I walked her down the aisle
You were there, looking after us

It’s getting late
And I remember it all
16 November 2034
Memories spread everywhere
Photos, souvenirs
All of it rushed back to me
I look at the most recent photo
Our grandkids, twins
They remind me of a younger version of us

Today, I know
My journey is reaching its end
And in these last few moments,
I remember
The bitter-sweet memories
They leave me satisfied

Yes, my love
I am coming to you
This is the last letter
That I am leaving here, at your grave
I’ll meet you soon
And then, we will have our own
Happy forever

Love, Diana

~insight07

This post is inspired by the movie, One day.
It is absolutely beautiful. I would suggest everyone to watch it!

Copyright ยฉDevika Todi. All rights reserved.

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25 thoughts on “Bitter-sweet

  1. Memories without boundaries, where does the past and the future meet except in our hearts. Beautifully put together. Makes one yearn for a love that transcends time and space.

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