Whenever I look into your eyes
I discover how long you’ve been staring silently at me
From your sickbed
As I sat beside you seeming
lost in empty space
with your right hand clasped into mine
I could tell what worries weighed you down
What hopelessness held your heart
In this haze of uncertainties,
wondering if the hand you now hold so tightly
would ever let go.
How can I ever forget you in this moment of your life
When I cannot stop remembering what you mean to me?
As incurable as the virus holding your other hand
My love for you holds on to the other
And beyond this, hold on to your heart
To give life the meaning we have both known over the years
Together in the bliss of life’s beauty
Hidden in hate, but visible in love.
If this is not more than a disease,
Let our love be the vaccine fighting it off together
Giving us the chance to rediscover the treasures
And cherish every moment from now in the coming re-enchantment
Such re-enchantment like falling in love with you, Elizabeth
All over again like the very first time
When two strangers met at the crossroad along the railway
we got to the other side as lovers
and have never looked back, just like trains never go backwards.
“I love you, Lizzy”, I whispered to her.
We’re in this train together,
Because watching you leave
while I wave goodbye with tear-filled smiles from the train station
is only one choice.
But who needs one choice to live
When many times the colours of your love
Paint rainbow of choices on the canvass of our lives
Giving life more meaning
in moments too memorable to forget,
“I love you too, sweetheart.”
And her smiles burst into a soft-sounding chuckle
Like the very first day at the railway crossroad.