It was a lazy winter morning
I snoozed my alarm for the fourth time
I could hear my mother in her loud dominating voice
telling me I was late for work; again!
My father muttering the benefits of waking up early for the hundred time
And my brother complaining about the partiality towards elder sibling
Just another regular day.
I woke up unwillingly looking at the clock
It was a normal day at work too
While returning, I had loud music buzzing in one ear
and another blocked with the noise of traffic
I was crossing the road at red signal when I suddenly saw a speeding car
Then there was darkness and just voices faintly dropping in my ears
Is she dead?
Call an ambulance!
Inform the police!
When I opened my eyes, I saw my father, his glowing face have turned pale
My mother, who was always seemingly happy, crying inconsolably
My brother did not cry but that little chap had turned into a stone it seems
And I saw a few familiar faces
I tried to call them but they couldnot hear me
I had a bad headache and then I dozed off to sleep
Then again I woke up it looked like another day
My friends and relatives have gathered in white
All our mourning for me telling all positive things about me
I wish they would have told me in person
I saw even that teacher who had nothing good to say about me at PTM
Dropped a tear while talking about me
I wondered whether it was genuine nevermind!
I saw my friends gathered in one big circle
Are they planning a planchette to call me in broad daylight
Ah! I laughed," I am so blessed"
Oh! I was.
I wanted to give them hi5, wanted to call them names and tease them about their exes
I wish to touch their hands so that I could feel my fingers again
Will their hug turn my cold heart warm?
I don't know
My mother was still inconsolable
my father's eyes sunk in their socket; he looked like a zombie
and my lively brother was standing like a statue
I wanted to pat him and say I know you would take care of everyone better than me
I will be erased soon from everyone's mind
But there was so many things I wanted to do that it ached me to leave
I wanted to tell everyone I loved them
I wish I had slept less and spend more time with them
I wish I had visited more places; made more memories;
had taken more responsibilities,
I can't go now
I don't want to sleep forever
But I was fading
'No!' I woke up from the trance; breathing heavily;
It was a dream; I sighed with relief
My mom asked me whether I had a bad dream
'what time it is?' I asked
It was a Sunday and I had slept for 16 hours straight