HIM and HER

She was watching him from the other side of the room

Observing him

The way he would press his hands on his head

When he was lost in his thoughts

His dark brown eyes piercing through the crowd

And aiming right at her heart, when he glanced her way.

He would smile, and she would lower her eyes

And blush, repressing hers back.

 

There was nothing that could keep those two apart.

 

Not any distance, nor fights, no one.

They would go on walks and chat for hours

Listening to the stream of each other’s voice

Masking all other sounds out,

Minds soothed, hearts opened, hands brushing, joined

 

Two souls flirting, having found their counterpart.

 

She was there the day it all went down

She was sitting at this bar,

Waiting for him to join her

High in expectation

Checking her smile in her hand-mirror

Hoping he would surprise her

Maybe she would catch a glimpse of him in her reflection

 

Two souls expecting yet about to be torn apart.

 

He arrived only minutes later

He heard the shots and ran over

The scene was frantic, the sight dramatic

People were pressing against each other

Lost in plain sight, drowning in pain,

Nightmarish vision pushing past.

 

Two souls, one aborted start.

 

Inert, stunned, moving bodies

Covered in blood and parts

Some screaming, crying,

Numbed by the familiar setting instantly distorted

Their world turned apocalyptic

 

 

Eyes in pain, drama unfolding its wrath on them

Betraying their hopes

Breaking their hearts

Leaving them lost with no way out

 

Souls crushed by a misguided dart.

 

He ran to her frail figure

Standing there in the midst of it all

Holding her torn entrails

Her white shirt turned red and brown

She was looking straight at him, shocked yet lucid

Knowing it would be her last time seeing him.

 

She closed her eyes

She wished him there by her side

She needed him to hold her.

To feel his arms around her one last time

To make her feel whole

Feel like it would be alright

Hold her hand while her body and mind

Were suddenly torn apart

 

Two souls joined and abruptly brought apart.

 

In the middle of the chaos surrounding them

He found his way to her

He held her close

Realizing it was her end.

Their end. He let his warm tears

Flood the stained fabric of her shirt.

Pushing through the pain,

In the warmth of his embrace,

She felt safe until she drew her last breath.

 


I wrote this text this morning bearing in mind the remembrance of last year’s attacks in Paris and the loved ones lost.

 

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. ZenLikeFuck says:

    A heart warming write B. The lines you have in bold hit hard and the impact of the tragedy in the end is intense. Lovely remembrance!

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    1. Thank you for reading me sweetie ❤ Your appreciation means the world!

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  2. Loermont says:

    Comme presque tous les dimanches, je reviens de la Gare du Nord à bord de mon p’tit vélo, et comme toujours, longeant les berges du canal Saint-Martin, je passe devant cette salle de spectacle. Les fleurs, les bougies avaient disparues depuis un moment. Mais ce dimanche, elles ont ressurgies, me rappelant avec effroi la douleur, les larmes d’innocentes victimes. Un an déjà, ou plutôt seulement, un an que la terreur règne. On la croyait loin, loin des yeux, loin du cœur en tout cas. Et puis elle s’est manifestée avec violence, ici même, ce triste jour de novembre 😦

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    1. Quel bel hommage! Tes mots sont magnifiques Erwan. Merci de m’avoir lue et merci pour ton partage.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by, reading and leaving your feedback 🙂

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  3. Ninefifteen says:

    That’s a heartbreaking piece…and a beautiful tribute to the victims. It’s good to read you again 🙂

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    1. Thank you ❤ It feels wonderful to write again ❤

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  4. Vinnie Dime says:

    This text is overwhelming the reader with feelings (love, sadness, grief…) Beautifully written !

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    1. Thanks VD 🙂
      Delighted you found it to your liking!

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