Friday, November 23, 2012

A Promise...!!!

One assurance which is often used in pessimistic way is a proverb commonly preached
“Promises are meant to be broken”. Though grim but certainly not hypothetical there are examples where a person led his life just for a promise he made years ago, promise to adhere one’s commitment lifelong. It might seem strange to some but it's worth reckoning provided it's a promise to live for, a promise to Love for, a promise to spend one’s life for…!!!
Opening line reminds me of the story of Anirudh.

For a starter read the lines which Anirudh spoke to his beloved Ananya  –“I promise you if I’ll ever marry it will be you else will never marry in my life. You were the first and the last person I loved and you know you can never wipe off my feelings for you, it’s a challenge you can try but you will fail its guaranteed.”

It’s said everything is fair in love and war. One sided love is definitely not any war but it’s more intriguing then a war. As with war, the wounds persists after a war subsides with time. But with one sided love not only one is compelled to fight against odds at all times more so every other day he has to stand up to the sarcasm of friends and relatives. Furthermore, cumbersome moment is when one has to fight amongst himself whether to believe in oneself and his eternal love or to go with the stray ideas of giving up. Still most devastating factor of one sided love is that the wounds grow deeper with time.

Now I suppose everyone can visualize the anguish of a person who made a promise of lifetime commitment of loving someone. You must have heard of this quote any man can love hundreds of woman in his life but only a man of character can love one woman in his entire life in more than hundred ways…!!!
Do you think life would be easier for Anirudh?

Some relations are created by destiny, it depends on us whether we acknowledge them or not. Here’s an overview of a sweet and adorning incident of Anirudh’s Life.
Anirudh was sitting on the roof top along with Ananya (Anirudh’s love) and few other friends. Suddenly an alluring butterfly came and sat on Anirudh’s head and after sometime it took its flight and sat on Ananya’s head. Both Ananya and Anirudh were unaware of the incident but their friends who saw all this started conversing amongst themselves. It was then, when Anirudh came to know about the myth of butterfly and its connection with couples.
(For all those who don’t know about the Myth: When a butterfly sits on a boy’s head and then on a girl’s head. They get married to each other (Hindu Myth). Another well known myth is about the Wedding butterfly which is left free on one’s wedding day (Christian Myth))
before I go further Let me introduce Ananya.

Ananya was both a Sensitive and a practical person.  She was caring, Intelligent and a very good friend of
Anirudh’s. In fact she knew in and out about Anirudh and probably that’s the reason she gave this message to Anirudh (before the butterfly incident)
Anirudh who _ ____ is a boy with specs and is blind without it (Joking). You know you are good, simple, open book (As you call yourself), kindhearted, honest, generous, good cricketer, spend thrift, sometimes confusing etc. Always keep smiling, be successful, be what you are and do not forget me. 

Talking about Butterfly, it’s a myth and it surely depends on us weather we believe it or not.  But according to few it was more than a myth as the Butterfly Incident was followed by the time when both Anirudh and Ananya became very close and prior to that Ananya's statement also meant she wanted it that way. It was also the best moment of Anirudh’s life as he did propose Ananya. Though Anirudh’s happiness was short lived but it was the time which changed his life. It was the time when Anirudh made a promise to Ananya.

Ananya knew what was going in Anirudh’s heart and replied: if it’s really their destiny to be together then let time decide their fate. 

During the meantime Ananya did respond to Anirudh’s proposal and accepted that she loved him dearly. But their path towards their destiny took turns and Ananya left Anirudh alone to fight his way back in life.

After losing Ananya Anirudh's life became grueling, a consequence of agitation. he was often heard with the cries similar to the one stated below.

Anirudh in solitude:-
You know every night my heart cries come back, please come back!
 I am lonely without you. Why did you leave me alone in this long journey of life?
 I need you, please come back.

The following lines isn’t a poem I didn’t even try to make one but it’s my feelings for you, Ananya

Every day i search for the only soul
Only person who meant to me-my all
I know I lost her in my stroll
She went beyond dreams to control
Even its too late for me to recall
And am only left to strangle and fall

I am lonely, lonely without you
As I lost myself feeling in lieu
I gave you my entirety in preview

Am wrong in my virtue i didn't knew
I loved you and only you
Is this my fault in your View?

Those days when we were together,
Life was accomplished altogether
Living was sure a connoisseur
As i lived in Impression of a major
In her absence I can only suffer
This pain is too much to bear any longer

Those ears of yours were heeding and bold
As you could hear me by many fold
Whenever I was sick, I felt you to feel cured
I felt for those sweet ‘nothings’ we had shared.
You now know how long I waited
Can you tell me how can I survive by being hated?

Those eyes of yours meant so much to me
As you could gaze at me and foresee
Those lips though numb spoke so forth for me
Just A smile would inspire to gee
You still bemused why I called we?
It’s only you who completes me…!!!

Heart crunching isn't it?

After going into a brief of Anirudh's life people might feel, this guy won't survive and he might bite the dust.Well he is living, living in a silence Anirudh's whereabouts is known from his dearth only, dearth from the people around and dearth from the world that surrounds. Ananya was the only one who could understand him and he knows she would understand his dearth as well. Today when he is alone recollecting her memories he could feel, she was the one who taught him to understand someone, to feel someone’s pain, to feel for someone’s absence, to love someone, to cry for someone and to miss someone. A person, because of whom he could identify himself, could know the reason for his existence. A person who taught him so much, a person who gave a new meaning to his life, a person who gave life to him, how can he live without loving her?

 Anirudh's life is as good as any final stage leukemia patient but he is living for the promise he made to Ananya, a promise which the world might not know, a promise which Ananya might have forgotten long before but it’s the promise because of which he wakes up every morning feeling more gumptious than the day before. Only respite Anirudh has in his life is in his sub consciousness he can see her smiling and whispering in his ears “Anirudh, you will have to live a long life, I am there with you always. Do not lose hope. Look ahead, so beautiful is life same as your smile, same as your twinkling eyes so lovely like your love!”

You know more than anything else Anirudh is living for the promise of loving Ananya. i.e.,
He is living for a Promise,
a promise to live for, a promise to Love for, a promise to spend one’s life for...!!!


  1. A blog on Relationships and life can be broadly categorized in three categories
    1) Prose: it can be descriptive, narrative or informative.
    Descriptive: describing of any incident phenomena as a third person
    Narrative: characterized by a story telling along writers remarks or comments
    Informative: Something which deals with an information supplemented to the mass
    2) Poetry: it can be with or without syllable.
    With Syllable: having a matching syllabic at the end
    Without Syllable: neither matching syllables nor complete sentences. Though sufficient enough to convey its message
    3) Picturesque: containing Captured images and may contain descriptions along with it

    All the 3 broad categories can have a message and a moral at the end…it may contain either or both.

    Being a non hardcore blogger…i.e a person who writes only one or 2 posts a month…I strive for quality and being emotions as my topic of expertise…I have tried to bring up a short story (less that 1200 words I believe) which contains a prose with description (about a promise), narration (of a love story) as well information (myth) along with a poem with a syllable (feeling of a person)…it also contains a nature and an abstract photo carefully fed in to comply with the story…moreover it does contain a message as well as a moral… I leave it to the readers to analyze it…n tell me how successful/unsuccessful I am with my attempt with “A Promise”

    1. your post gets a 10/ has a engrossing story, a beautiful poem and information (i never knew about the butterfly myth).

      Your post is a package...kudos for that...:-)

    2. I am swept over with those words...Thanks a lot...!!!

  2. Very well done, Anjan. a very well-constructed story. Normally I run like hell in the opposite direction when I spot a love story coming my way...:-)

    ... but this one wasn't so soppy or gooey :) Loved it!

    1. Thank you Mam... that's one up for me :)

      Appreciation of one's effort like this helps one to go a long way...this will do a world of good to me and my writing...Thanks Again.

  3. hhmm... i simply say don't expect any think from any body. when any thing is not happening according to our thought that its hurts our self only....

    Tips Via Blogging

    1. Umesh that's true expectations are the cause of each and every stress we face...if we keep our-self engaged in only our duties and don't worry about the results...everything would be fine in the grace of god.

  4. very nice, well structured especially poem!

  5. generally i don't believe in such stories...but there is something about it that tells me - yes Anirudh is real...and i feel sad for him :(

    I have read many of your posts...and most of them
    have the girl leaving their boy...why???
    (and secretly i suspect that it is somehow related to your life...sorry, if that sounds rude or funny)

    1. well it sounds funny...Don't be a next post will be on Boy leaving a girl (May be)

      You know being a boy ...i can bring out the emotions of a boy more perfectly than on it's such most of my stories are on Girls leaving a boy :)

  6. Very nicely written Anjan! One little suggestion if I may, if you make your font a little bigger and leave more space between will be easier on eyes! :)

    1. Rajrupa...All remarks and suggestions are gladly accepted... will surely look into your suggestions and would make sure it's taken care of in future also

      Thanks a lot for your suggestion.

  7. A well written story. Great going Anjan! :)

  8. Touching post! I love the strong positive feeling that your story has displayed. Life has to be endured; optimistically or pessimistically is our choice~

    1. Totally agree with you...only a few people could see the positive side of this story...and am glad you did...!!!

  9. This one us brilliantly written... the poem is very touching and soul stirring!

    Life with all its usual set of ups and down still has to be lived as there is some reason we have been sent on this earth for....I would say one of the best posts on love I have read off late

    1. Today...i feel my efforts didn't go in vain...!!! has to be lived no matter what...that's indeed a commendable comment for me...thanks a lot :)

  10. Heart rendering post and even the poem..
    Some promises are meant to be fulfilled :)

    I do not know if this is real or fiction, yet I give my love to anyone whose like Anirudh...this is not just a beautiful post it touches your heart !

    And you've got a nice blog...

    1. Indeed...there are few promises which are meant to be fulfilled...i really don't know whether it's a fiction or whatever i write comes through real lives as well as my imaginations...but one thing that's for sure...person like Anirudh do exist in real life also...!!!

      Thanks for all your appreciation on my post and the blog :)

  11. You told the true meaning of promise here which most of the people mistook for ' Promises are meant to be broken'.
    "You still bemused why I called we?
    It’s only you who completes me…!!!"
    Bang on verse!!!
    But a question arises how far is this fair to punish oneself for another's betrayal??? I agree promises should be made only if you can keep them but apparently I will just say Life is all about moving on (I'm gonna post on it soon). Anirudh can have kept the promise by joining some NGO's, rendering service to orphanages, old-age homes etc.He could have spend his life more happily by showering his love on the needy ones rather than sinking in Ananya's lost love. Love can be find everywhere.Infact people on this earth are just hungry of love. It's just a person's wish how he is gonna take his life. It was just my point of view. No opposition to your ideas.
    Silly Smiles... Take you Miles :)

    1. Thanks for contemplating my work...!!!

      Coming to you's nothing called punishing topic was about Promise and tried to convey my message what a promise should actually be...
      I agree to your points...yes Anirudh(name changed in the post for obvious reasons) should join NGO's and other social keep him engaged and keep up with his perennial love by showering it to the needful...and you might be relaxed when i say...yes he is presently engaged in something similar... now again...i didn't want to introduce the other parts of his social service in it...mainly because content of the story was about a promise and i wanted to stick to it...!!!


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