When I Tell the Truth


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When I tell the truth…
I was returning from the temple back to my room. She was walking on the other side of the road with her roommate. Both of them were my classmates too. I closed my eyes, silently prayed to God and hopefully crossed the road.
I began, “I want to discuss something really important with you and seek your advice.”
“Definitely, I am all ears”, She replied.
“There is this girl, who is really amazing. I feel I have fallen for her. There is only a single thought in my mind…and that thought belongs to her”, I said.
“So what’s the issue…that you have fallen for her”, she said sarcastically.
“Hahaha…No No! She is a dear friend. I treasure the bond. I am scared that the moment I share my feelings with her, I might lose both; her and the friendship”, I said anxiously.
“Listen the honest thing for you would be to speak up about your romantic inclinations towards her. If she is genuinely a close friend then I am sure she would understand it and won’t let it strain the friendship even if she isn’t willing to give the relationship a try”, she advised.
“I am still hesitant. I mean you are saying this because you aren’t in that position and this might still backfire”, I persisted.
“Trust me. If your emotions are heartfelt and sincere they will reach their correct destination and create the rightful impact. Don’t worry…just go ahead and express it to her”, she encouraged.

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“That girl is YOU”, I said and there was complete silence. They both were staring at each other. She was stunned while her roommate was giggling.
“Yes…that girl is YOU”, I said again.
Suddenly out of nowhere, she started laughing. I was amazed and somehow embarrassed. Here I was pouring my heart out and she was blowing it up as nothing happened.
“Nice try Mr. Joker. I loved the way you worked around it. I am aware of your pranks. Keep working”, she laughed off loudly.
About thirty seconds later I said, “Exactly, everybody has fallen prey to my jokes and pranks except you”, desperately trying to hide my shattered heart with a wide grin.
I guess the irony of my life is when I tell the truth people treat it as a Joke and when I joke they take it straight to heart.
For all those who have been friend zoned,
For all those who have met similar fate,
For all those whose jokes are misunderstood
For all those who know how to smile on themselves…
It’s not a Goodbye,
But it’s a GOOD BYE.
Manas ‘Sameer’ Mukul
Its an amazingly humbling feeling when somebody is inspired by your words. Here is a post by MsArora inspired by this very post by the Joker. Read here
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

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35 Responses

  1. Rashi Roy says:

    Oh! That must have hurt 😜

  2. neerajme says:

    Very painful…but one has to go through such things in life. Because such is life!

  3. That’s the irony of life.
    Somehow I do feel, it is difficult for love and friendship to remain on same page. Either one becomes stronger and defeats the other.

  4. shravmusings says:

    What a rendition…the hurt and agony was captured perfectly

  5. msarora says:

    Thats how sometimes the reacts…

  6. msarora says:

    Life reacts

  7. Mayuri6 says:

    Isn’t it ironical, that people talk about speaking the truth, and rarely believe it when it is shared?
    Good one, Manas. The predicament of many a friendships.

  8. Shalini R says:

    Ah, Life! But don’t give up? 😛 Good one!

  9. Ritu Kalra says:

    It happens quite often with me too…when I joke people take it seriously and when I am serious they think its a joke

  10. richamina says:

    It must have hurt to embrace the truth and being laughed on for it… at times life is hard but everything heals with time

  11. That’s what life is. Well love the post.
    Looking forward for more interesting posts.

  12. Priyal says:

    It’s a part of life, when we are saying them seriously they take it as a joke.
    Anyway well written post , keep writing

  13. Abhijit Ray says:

    Too bad it did not work out. Keep trying. May be she will understand. Good storyline.

  14. poseinstyle says:

    Thats why It is called life. Mix of good and bad sequences of incidents. But life must go on

  15. ShilpisWorld says:

    Same is my story too. I can relate to this but its life

  16. I loved the earnesty in your post dear especially the way you weaved the end. You would have given a second try 😊

  17. Prerna Wahi says:

    Manas, you write really well. I loved the twists and the ending caught me by surprise! My heart goes out for you!

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