People come and people go. Some stay, some don't. But one thing is certain, they leave their mark. They all give you memories, good ones and bad. The ones that leave, teach you life lessons. The ones that stay, do so to live memories with you. Either way, at the end of each day, all you're left with, are those memories.
She's one of them. The kind that leaves a lasting impression on you, make you want to live up to their expectations. She knew what you could do, saw what you never could. Made you want to be a better person, to face and overcome challenges together, to be her man.
Just over a year ago, we met, through the strangest of circumstances. Never expected it to happen this way. Through little conversations that lasted but a few minutes, we got to knowing each other. Soon, it was like we'd known each other all along.
Truly beautiful, calm and confident, with an intellect that matched, she never let the world see what she truly felt. Through a lifetime's worth of lessons learnt, she knew that it was foolish to trust blindly. Innocent as a child, yes, but with rivals like those she had, trust was something she could never give out freely.
There was a fire inside her. A slow, gentle fire, kindled by her passion to live, to laugh, to enjoy life. After we met, she said I was now, fuel to that fire. Now, though a storm rages incessantly around us, we know, the fire will never go out. That little fire, had grown, so much so, that it now resides in me too.
Though the dark storm keeps us apart, somehow I know, she's to stay. She's a keeper, my friends have said and without her, I'd be as good as dead.
A year is gone, without a word.
Several more, are yet to go.
But, here I wait, impatiently patient,
Yes, true to its word,