I tried to make him laugh by cracking a joke, to which he replied, “Don’t you like to feel the silence?” I was amazed to hear such a reply.
I further asked him, “You look unhappy, does no one play with you?”
He replied, “They don’t like to play with me coz i am poor.”
I asked him, “Where are your parents?”
“I don’t have parents, they abandoned me”, he said.
I looked at him, his eyes were moist, i asked him about his whereabouts, to which he replied,” I used to live in a grand mansion, which is no more a house now, it is like a dungeon filled with darkness, it is completely silent, there is nobody to welcome me when i get back to home, the dead silence bites like hell, now i don’t feel like living there anymore.”
“Why did your parents abandon you? Where are they now?” I questioned him.
“They just got busy in their own lives, dad doesn’t care about the family and my mother went away” he added.
“So what about you now? Who takes care of you?” i again questioned him.
He replied,” I myself. I feel weak and rotten from inside, i miss my younger brother, i loved him but he went away with my mother, i miss my mother but i can’t talk to her, i don’t feel like talking, i can’t even share my feelings to anyone. To others, i’ve made myself strong, i don’t cry anymore. Although i carry a smiling face, but from inside i have left all the hopes, I am dead. Maybe it was me who couldn’t hold them or may be it’s my fate to live without mother’s love.”
With this confession of his, he was fading away, he disappeared with a flash of wind, there was no one sitting beside me, maybe it was his soul looking for someone to takeoff his load, my blood froze to encounter that little kid who didn’t even exist in this world, there was utter silence all around, right under that tree, i stood speechless!!