the derelict house
thats what I am
the happiest memories have
have already played it’s part and all that
is left is misery
i am nothing more than broken
staircase , weak timber and strained wall
the home that was one filled with love
now widespread the very secrets
the broken mirror , smashed pieces
on the floor is the only one who
can see the truth
and I’ll tell you why
if you look from outside you’ll
see a pretty little house
with a white picket fence
not chip in the point or
the weed on the lawn
you’ll see see the dream that everybody
wants to see
but that’s not me .
Nice summer evening , walls are newly painted . the paint fumes are irritating the huge crowd all in union booing little kid batting in the pitch . Mrs nora opens her window putting on her glasses and realization hit her at that very moment . Her son asks ” why are people , shouting ” . Mrs nora says ” little Jacob is in strike ” . She doesn’t have any superpowers but from the booing she can tell from half km from stadium telling it is a monogamy . A women in late 30 s coughing , sneezing have tears in her eyes , is the only one cheering .
Little boy is shaking but Jacobe has put on a brave heart and face today . Gale is about to pitch the ball no amount of frustration is in his face as if he knows the future the destiny of the ball . People are clearing the stadium . Jacob’s mom can be seen folding her hand resting her mouth fear about what now will happen after this she afraid he might give up . “” thudd”” there is a sudden noise unexpected look in gale’s face ball is up in the air , Jacob is running . the stadium was like if the mighty god has pushed the pause button every body was still . His Mom stands up cheering jackob following the crowd . Ball can be seen with a bit of red in it filled with anger and despair of the earlier failures . After a home run , ball out of the stadium and many surprised people booing or leaving assuming the game was over jacob’s team won the game . The team is coming cheering in moments jacob is in the shoulders being held like a hero Jacob is searching for family he sees his mom all happy and flattered he is laughing and is happy but his eyes are sad . Little boy has a hole in his life . His Dad is not the same earlier living with them . He comes over sometimes but he is not the same , mom is not happy around him & it kills him . Dad say no to the baseball practice now but he was the one who persuaded him . His is not even there cheering or for any moments . Everything is going on like a flash back his mom and dad fighting and dad moving out .
Then jacob comes to ground with tiny tear and big dad shaped hole in his life . Coach says ” ice cream for everybody and lil Jacob is getting a big one ” . jacob is holding one hand of mother and holding ice-cream come on the other walking home with mother and her friend licking the ice cream tasting the tingle of life both happiness and sorrow at the same time .
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
starting with a open mind and a thought flow .