Ahsan Nizaam

Sri Lanka

Just an ordinary guy who has no idea what is going around and confused as hell but trying to face everything head on with a brave face

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Happiness is a choice and Strength comes from pain. What I am saying is 'If you choose to be happy in the face of pain, Strength is what follows'

An Old Woman by The Street

July 5, 2020


There was an old woman by the street,
Leaning on a sturdy brown stick.
A few mangoes were on the table.
It was the same hue of the yellow patterns in her age old oil saree.
She blended with the rusted sheet wall, that none took any notice of her.
Even in that barely treaded street.
But, she recorded everyone with her wizened eyes.
She stroked her grey hair which now was impossibly white.
A little girl came running over to her.
Shouting ‘Nana’ in a way only an innocent soul could muster.
Her already wrinkled face again wrinkled in to a radiant smile,
She touched the girls head with shaky hand and kissed her forehead.
If I had a camera I could have shown the world of their pure, unconditional love.
But I have to contend with the memory,
Which I’d cherish forever.
They didn’t have anything,
Save a few mangoes.
But, they had everything.
Their world was much simpler.
Void of hypocrisy, betrayal and greed.
Their world was love.
Pure, Unconditional Love.
You could have everything but probably end with nothing but nothing gives you everything that you'd probably want.


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  • Paisley Blue

    This is so gorgeous and sweet! I love it! <3

    5 months ago
  • Lights.B (#holidayvibes)

    Aw this was so sweet! I love it!
    ( Thank you so much for your comment! It really made my day:) )

    5 months ago
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    5 months ago
  • EliathRose

    Aww, this is so sweet! I love it so much.
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    5 months ago
  • Eblinn

    Absolutely beautiful! this is so touching and heartfelt.

    5 months ago
  • Emi

    I love how you bring this piece alive with the description. I can see the old woman and the girl together, because you took the time to build the scene so well.

    5 months ago
  • Nopenoonehere

    This is a really sweet, heartfelt piece! Nice Job!

    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Man, this is beautiful. This made my heart feel all warm and happy. Gorgeous piece, well done! :)

    5 months ago
  • happygiggles

    This is really heart-warming and so beautifully written! (:

    5 months ago
  • books4life

    such a pure, beautiful moment. thx for sharing :)

    5 months ago
  • A Certain Type of Decisive

    Aww! :) This is so wholesome and sweet- the way you tell the story makes it even better.

    5 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    what a beautiful thing that is, thanks for sharing this or I never would have known this pure moment ever happened

    5 months ago