A short note for the title: 22 is a significant number so it is where I pulled the emotions to create a poem. There were many things related to 22 so we are free to choose what moment we want to remember.
The poem was created both unintentionally and intentionally. It makes someone happy for a moment we saw sunshine in our lives but we feel sad when it is robbed from ours. Happy we meet someone who can bring it back, it’s either he/she, God, or you yourself. The question is how can we treasure the moment for a very short time?
Never had I thought that a stone would shine
In the middle of the blindness I created myself.
He who poured sunshine,
Has also left me bleed in my own memories.
I was drowned by the misconception,
Of the fantasy that was dressed in reality.
And when we opened our eyes,
It was bliss that I felt for the first time in my life.
So I was trying to recall the past
But the past has been blurred by the present you.
And you are the stone that I never saw through.
It was so long that I recognized,
Yet is was short of a chance.
The bliss you created
Reminded of the spring, summer, autumn and winter.
We ride a boat in the middle of a rocky road.
We sing in the rhythm of laughter.
We dance with the headlights of the busy street.
And yet what I feared the most has come.
The expectations and assumptions,
And the disappointment has stormed the fun.
So when I blink my eyes
It was not you who came up to my side.
It was indeed distressing.
And for a minute, I traveled to that painful past.
I want to close my eyes.
I want to see you again.
So I will stand still,
And here I’ll be waiting;
For the time we create another blissful moment.
You might not be the sunshine I was dreaming of.
Nor the perfect star I was hoping for.
But you are the right stone I found fit for my finger.