“UNDONE”

I held a little red brick
In my little kid arms
And I walked on, miles
till the sun came down.
And I did this for days
little labour it looked like
that a little kid bore
But I built a palace
like never seen before.
Then one night came spring
It knocked on the gate
I welcomed it in
But it left the next day.
And I glanced up at the tower
Where I’d lived so long
And what fell in my feet
Was a little red brick.
One by one
they tumbled down
And the walls of my palace,
like broken doors now.
To the gardens I ran,
only to find
that little red dewdrops
now covered the green.
Confused and disheartened,
I turned around
Glanced at my chest,
and pain I found
Flowing in the form
of a swift red river.

The “dewdrops” had not come from the sky
And the bricks had not fallen from the towers
But my castle had crumbled down
And my blood had washed it away;
Just little red bricks
In a swift red river;
Leading into an endless sea.

7 thoughts on ““UNDONE”

  1. Maria this one was heartbreaking! I love your writing style, you never give an opportunity for the reader to feel like stopping once he starts reading, this always happens with me, I just can’t wait to read the whole thing, the moment I start ❤️

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    1. I’m so honoured Amaima! thank you for reading and being kind enuf to appreciate.

      And yes I wanted this to be unapologetically dark not sugar coated or anything. Cause wo inspiring wala part nahi lana tha. I wanted to leave this haunting daek ending.

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