“SEARCH”- Nayana Nair

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Day and night she felt it

that emptiness that lived within her

which engulfed her life

and enveloped her being

it had its own throbbing heart

and a hunger to be fulfilled

its throbbing each minute

reminded her of futility of life

whatever she may do

wherever she may go

only this emptiness she knew

only this emptiness she had

she fed it all her life

with some lines of songs,

with some words by the wise,

with music and art,

with food, with achievements,

with friends, fame and false love,

with the meaningful and the meaningless

but it stayed, it throbbed

with hunger unsatisfied

and one day someone came in

with a smile and a helping hand

with faith and with love,

and suddenly the throbbing stopped

it was not now within, but without

the throbbing she searched

and found it within his heart

and he found his within hers.