Holding onto a chocolate bar,
She sat on a stone bench gleefully.
With chocolate smudged all over her lips,
And fingers coated in dark cream.
She was under the spell of sheer indulgence.
Right beneath the great banyan she sat,
The sun frowned as she was out of his sight,
Kids merrily played around,
A few on the swings and some on seesaw,
While the rest queued up to rush down the slide.
But she sat still, completely at peace,
As the dark clouds moved in from a distant corner,
Eclipsed the blazing sun and hovered over.
The sun went into hiding and let them take over,
They brushed each other’s shoulders giving way to thunder.
Sensing some kind of commotion she lifted her gaze skywards,
Took her last bite from the bar of chocolate,
She dusted her hands and stepped out of the shade.
Spreading her arms wide, she mimicked the old banyan,
When a droplet kissed her forehead and slid down her face.
It seemed as though the heavens watched, in awe, without haste,
They waited for the lil damsel to finish her chocolate.
After which they showered, over her, a drizzle light,
And heeded to her wish without thinking twice,
By painting a rainbow on the canvas called sky.