Just after the rain,
As I walk along the street,
My footsteps that go pitter-patter,
As the heavy wind passes by,
And my heart flutters,
from the flashbacks.
I saw the silence engulfed me,
But a small smile crept on my face,
As I see the children playing in glee,
across the street.
I thought how their life was so simple and sweet.
But suddenly I was again drowning in my misery.
As I was lost in my thoughts,
And suddenly I hear the sound of a storm,
I looked up in the sky,
As the clouds settled down,
As rainstorm was ready to strike the town,
And that was the moment for me.
My life was stumbling,
But then the rain came pouring down,
And I never felt more alive,
I could finally breathe,
And felt like the weight from my shoulders,
shook and fall from me.
And I realized,
There was no trace of you.
And I was finally clean.
I was freed from the sadness,
And the flood carried away all my memories of you,
And I feel I was finally healed.
There is no more of you,
telling me what to do,
I am finally clean from the shit,
That you put in my mind,
My heart was so blind,
Out of the blue, a light lit,
Telling me you were not worth it.
Now I make it out of this mess,
I lost myself once, unlucky me, I guess.
But not again,
Back and forth I dance on my own beat.
Do you feel the heat?
I’m finally clean!
WRITTEN BY: Jamila Murtaza