Firsts

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

How do you feel about all the firsts in your life? Do they scare you or give you hope?

Have you ever seen the sky ornamented with a thousand stars after a cloudy day, when all you could think of was gloomy and somber? The petrichor fills my heart with joy just when I thought the summer would be perpetual and unbearable. Every 'first' has a beauty of its own. Be it the first mango of the season, the first leaf of the Spring, the first cry of a newborn, or the first message of your salary credited to your account, these 'firsts' are always special. They induce a feeling in you that is unparalleled and irreplaceable. The first love of your life is also alike. The first time you fall in love, the first kiss, the first date, the first dance etch a curve in your heart forever. Every time you go back to those memories, you feel the 'first' essence they would always have. But most importantly, these firsts teach us how not to linger on to them. Firsts are memorable because they are ephemeral. They come to you when you dearly wish for something good to happen in your otherwise mundane life. We always look out for stability and permanence. Temporary scares us. To sum it all, the firsts scare us. We know they won't last long. 

Just when you think your life is losing its meaning, someone would come most unexpectedly. That's also a 'first' for you. That person is like a light at the end of the tunnel. The hope that keeps you driving. Slowly when you realize it was that light you had always been searching for, suddenly you are not scared anymore. You want to fly, flap your wings and let the world know you have risen from the ashes of your past. Not all firsts are scary when you learn to know which ones will stay with you, forever.


Submitted: June 08, 2021

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