Tuesday, July 20, 2010

you're the strongest man i have ever met up to this very second

You might be fourteen. Your frame might be so tiny that you appear as if you're years younger, but with that strength of yours, you put a man thrice your age to shame.


It was only a few days ago when I first saw you and I raised my eyebrows and grinned playfully at you. Little did I expect you to return them back with such a wide smile, exhibiting your missing teeth, so newly extracted even the gum has not receded yet. Less did I expect that you're carrying such a burden on your shoulders, but I least expected you to face it so positively. When that nurse accidentally displaced your drainage tube and the doc added yet another micro-hole to your already pale skin, you didn't even flinch. Instead, you smiled- that famous smile that brighten the day of every single living soul in the ward, and said it didn't hurt. It sounded so real I still have no idea whether you were lying or that's the truth.


Adik Bumblebee, I want to listen to your stories every single day. I want to have you here whenever I feel bored because I know you'll listen to my every word, even if they are requests for you to eat heavy meals which you dislke (unless I threaten to take it away from you because I'm always hungry while waiting the specialists to arrive for clinical teaching), or if I guessed the names of your Transformers figurineis wrongly. You'll patiently describe their role in the comic and movies. But I know, this is a very selfish wish coming from me. Allah knows best.


And today, as I entered the ward, all dizzy because I stayed up last night, you raised your eyebrows and grinned at me first instead. You even talked to me over that counter and all this while your voice was barely whispers. This evening, I saw you holding that figurine I gave you yesterday. You have no idea how happy I was to witness that.


I'll have to admit, a few weeks ago, I began to forget the responsibilities I have towards my religion, towards my Creator, and myself. Today, Allah reminded me through you. I gathered so many things, but I will not write them here. And today I felt like I have a family member in Kelantan again. I'm making you my younger brother tomorrow, insya Allah.


Thank you, Allah, for lending him to us.

3 comments:

sleepee sumo said...

awwwwwwwww maternal instinct kicking in. aku rasa kau dah boleh kahwin and buat anak peah HEEHEEEHEEEEE.

Miss Aida said...

Aw.

The best part about working in the health industry, sometimes, I feel - is the people you meet.

zahirah ardy said...

what is this Kishieeee, but see, even the most emotionless student almost dropped a tear looking at the kid. but this is a great lesson.

Aida, yea, lagi2 Kelantan, so many weird and rare cases, countless attitudes and behaviours.