Before Her Love was written for a ten word prompt hosted by my dearest Sumyanna Writes,her poem Breathless also has this beautiful line `before her love’ in it,it inspired me to write something and because I was writing for this prompt I thought I’ll use this line as prompt too,so double inspiration from the fantastic Sumyanna (she does this very often to me,leaves me in awe and all inspired).
I hope it turned out worth reading to say the least.
In this short story/poem I wanted to only capture the state of this protagonist,that’s it,maybe it isn’t even a story,just a poem which shows how life without love is and how love can change people,for the better or for the worse…

(I’ve used all the ten words.)
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before her love…
he carried a box of nails inside his chest that
nailed his voiceless desires to the gray wallpaper
of his 215 square feet room…
everything inside of him stayed there…
small spaced room…small spaced his heart…beat for nothing…
not for the full moon
or for warm sunshine in January…
not for rain
or for giggling laughter of children…
he dressed in darkness…
had an overt distaste for all things bright…
carried a decaying abyss inside…

before her love…
he kept ending up in rooms of pricey hotels
solely to cheat the dying of his soul…
but dead was he…
without a purpose and with no one to join him in the depths
his soul had withered thousands of days ago…

before her love…
he was sincere in his misanthropy…
despised company…
even his shadow was demure and an outcast…
he lived only because nothing had killed him yet…
there was a storm inside him…
a slow brewing intense storm…
waiting for the right time to drown him…

but…one cold February morning
from behind the veil of fog emerged she…
wearing bright yellow boots
like sunshine itself…
with a heart-melting smile on her glowing face…
with a hop in her step…
she stuttered straight into his heart
broke the chains around it and made a place for herself…
with a kiss served him a grain of life and sugar…
he washed it down with hope and light from her eyes…

there was chaos and storms inside him still
but he was now counted among the living…
she saved him…

love has that power…

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For the short story/poem that gave me the idea for creating this category `Lost and Found’ kindly click here.Thank you.