A New Beginning
by Lena Toporikova
“Because only with you I learned what happiness is. And with you I knew this solace and comfort”, he whispered.
Silence was the reply for him.
“Because you were there when I most needed you. And stood by me when I failed. And it gave me strength to stand up”, he smiled.
Only gentle wind touched his skin.
“Because you made me laugh every time I fell down. Your radiant smile was sunshine of my life”, he wept.
Only clouds were the witnesses of his tears.
“And now that you are gone I don’t see any reasons for holding on”. Tears rolled down his cheeks. All the pain he felt because of his loss, all his inconsolable grief longed to get out.
“Because only you gifted me with utter bliss. And you were my comfort and solace. And your peace was my peace, too”, the lonely tree rustled.
“Because I needed you more than you did. And your strength was my strength, too”, the wind whispered.
“Because I couldn’t bear you being down. And you were the sun to make me shine all through the hard times”, the clouds uttered.
“And now it is time to move on. Time for a new beginning. I know you can do it… for me.”
Tears rolled down his cheeks but he knew he would hold on. Just for her.