I have always had people come,
seen them make a move,
for my money and fame,
feigning love, yet
interested only in my name.
But, when I lost everything in a game,
things were no longer the same.
When lost all glory, I was no longer fun.
With everyone gone,
left all alone,
I was becoming a ghost of my former self.
I saw you one day,
chirping, fluttering and circling me,
yet, hesitant to come my way.
I threw some grains and waited,
then you alighted,
taking those small steps of uncertainty,
you fed on those grains daintily,
and took a flight hastily.
The next day when I came,
you were perched up that door frame.
I somehow saw the recognition flicker
in your eyes,
when you looked deep into mine.
I saw you take that leap of faith.
You came back to me,
Warming not only my palm,
but also my heart!