I wish the time stands still.
For there’s laughter and joy in the moment,
which I may never get to refill.
It’s not just the new work that enthuses me,
But also the folks that bring around the vibrant glee.
Those lunch breaks bringing out the laughter quakes,
Those creepy looks exchanged ,
those weird topics that range.
Those noon walks enjoyed,
gossiping, sparing only the void!
Those tiny little pauses,
whilst your code is compiling,
A phone in one hand and eyes gazing at the laptop screen.
That moment of annoyance,
when the screen is red out of flamboyance.
Those deep breaths to relax when the compiler hangs!
That anxiety on the face wishing to embrace the ‘Success’.
Then there, fingers which are busy typing.
For a friend who was just proposed by his colleague becomes my latest icing.
There are immobile smileys being used,
which seem so lively making me feel amused.
There’s a little craziness, little bliss.
‘Success’ pops up, asking me to shut up.
I put aside the phone, work to try out the unknown.
Pick it up again just to repeat the same.
9 hours of the day dash like this.
There’s only a little tranquil,
yet I ask the time to stand still.
For the moments I’m living now, are creating a memory.
As sweet as a berry.
Life again might never be the same.
Maybe it would be another game, with a different aim.
My code might be compiling someday,
But maybe I’ll have no IMs to look down to that day.
My phone may beep because of the messages,
But maybe the smiles would have found their edges.
I wish to swirl away in this frill,
And ask the time to stand still.