A Story Of Sacrifice

This is a story that began when stars were formed from dust;
It is the history that speaks of sacrifice of love and not lust.

This ballad chronicles the lives of four – Aakash and Prithvi.
And with them, Indu and Savitha – characters four and three.

Prithvi and Aakash were born together: non-identical brothers;
Right from birth – looking out for each other

Prithvi fell for Savitha – the girl who lived next door;
The girl was on fire, according to Prithvi – the one who did adore.

His thoughts revolved around her throughout the year;
But to approach her beyond a limit – he did fear.

Unknown to him, their cousin Indu loved him dear
But on his side for her – affection didn’t appear

Aakash, on the other hand, had loved her for eternity
But being the noble man, never pressed her for an opportunity.

He once came to know of the love of his love
The pain he felt went all the way to the heavens above.

He decided that her happiness was his
To unite them, he would run any risk.

He believed that there was only one logical decision
To separate his brother from Savitha would be his mission.

And thus he believed that his brother would avert;
And towards Indu, his emotions would divert.

He thus becomes our ballad’s selfless hero
Passing on happiness inspite of his sorrow.

His sorrow brought out the rain of tears
But then again, from sorrow happiness appears

He lives to shield his brother from the girl on fire
And is destructed by the girl’s ire.

Indu, on her part, gravitates towards Prithvi.
And if they bind, it is Aakash’s calamity.

Till now, his sacrifice is unknown to the world.
In fact, we see it every day – yet our hearts are cold.

The work of a poet, is to show what is
In such a way, that people think they did miss.

I believe I have done justice to my role as poet
Romanticising and exaggerating a celestial duet.

Sometimes, the names carry a lot of meaning
Once you understand that, you’ll understand my writing.

In case you didn’t know before
The meanings of the characters mentioned afore:

Savitha – The Sun
Prithvi – The Earth
Indu – The Moon
Aakash – The Sky

Now read the poem with the meanings in place
And I hope I have you truly amazed.

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


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