That shirt !!!!


She had forgotten everything

Almost everything

I know because she didn’t reply back

Not to my mails or calls or messages

And I had also eventually moved on

With the fact scribbled in my mind

That I was not worth her

May be a bit in past but not anymore in present

And I was driving en-route office

And got a call from an unknown caller

I parked my car roadside

On receiving I heard nothing

Silence and some sobs after a while

And finally the voice I used to love once

She was all scattered at that moment

And I was too upon listening her sobs

I got out of my car and calmly asked

Her the reason for her sadness

And she was just crying loudly also

With hiccups

On insisting for long she replied

That just some moments back she

Was searching for an old gown of hers

And then she found THAT SHIRT

Which was what I had wore

When we became intimate the first time

And I asked her to keep it

And she used to wear the shirt

Everytime she missed me then

And finding that shirt made her realize

How wrong we both were and the ending

Of our story could had been different

But now everything was gone

And I know this feeling was just temporary

And thankfully she also felt the same

All she could say was that she would

Hang the shirt on the peg on the wall

Till sometime in future and

Reminisce the good ol days

I felt good that she at least contacted me

And I was back to my driver’s seat

And she again had the control over her life

And she got used to the feeling of that shirt

And it didn’t bring her those emotions back anymore

Now she knows how it felt when

I Looked at the shirt gifted by her

Which I had given to a needy

After some struggling days then !!

22 thoughts on “That shirt !!!!

  1. No doubt we have all experienced destroyed relationships, and the scenario of having a tangible object as a memory of it is probably very common. Your poem made me think about that (thinking is good!), It would seem that, when a relationship falls apart, the physical souvenirs that remain are either going to be thrown away in an emotional outburst; or methodically disposed of in another manner; or returned to the other person; or kept as a souvenir. The latter one may not be the best choice because it would be difficult to “move on” if you are constantly being reminded of the past, but the others………..?
    I have no physical reminders of broken relationships with the exception of a 25yr marriage. I still have a scarf (a very, very, long scarf) which she knitted. It is a constant reminder that for all the difficulties that were experienced, there were good times which should never be forgotten. Nice work Darshith. πŸ™‚

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    • Will I ever stop smiling this weekend? Nope, I won’t because of ur comment πŸ™‚ Thank you for the appreciation Colin !! And 25yr marriage Whoa that’s good πŸ˜‰ and to tell the truth, my parents also share a 25yr old marriage at present πŸ˜€ no its 26 πŸ˜‰ yes totally agreed that we always love to have souvenier which help us remember the good awesome past πŸ™‚ but sometimes these need to be disposed as the chain of thoughts which are attached to them just go beyond our control and di us more harm than keep us sane πŸ™‚ but no matter what you just hold on to the very, very long scarf and keep it with you because you look handsome with that πŸ˜€ all is good till the good memories weighs over the bad ones πŸ™‚

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