Bahasa Inggeris SPM : Paper 1 Section B (Continuous Writing) (8)
- TRUE LOVE
The sun shone over the quiet suburbs. Everybody hid here and there to avoid the scorching rays of the blazing sun that oppressed all. Ryan sauntered about in his room – glum and disheartened. The room was in a mess. The fashion magazines carpeted the dirty floor and the empty hair gel boxes and bottles of perfumes adorned the corner where stood the old dressing table. It was all to please her – the girl he loved.
He remembered the first time he saw her. She stood out of the rest. Her beautiful blue eyes and her curly-blonde hair added to the charm of her stunning perky body. He loved her, but was unable to express it. Soon, the clouds covered the searing sun, and a gentle breeze started to blow, in which the pollen fluttered like butterflies in a flower garden. But Ryan was not much influenced by the weather, for he was caught up in the bog of his own thoughts and feelings. He lay down on the couch, while his mind kept on thinking of the girl he loved, Gina.
He lay down on the couch, thinking of her. He looked pretty down-at-heel in the shabby clothes he wore. His hair was all messed up, and his face looked as if it was unwashed since he woke up today. The wind seemed to get stronger and faster by the minute and so did his abnormal and concerning behaviour. He gazed in the empty space senselessly, thinking of her.
A thin layer of perspiration covered his face and he ambled all over the room, kicking all that came in his way. Why did she not respond to him? Did she not feel his passion, his ardour for her?
He loved her but he could not express his feelings. Soon darkness covered the sun and his heart. He was fed up of this life of deprivation, so he took a bold step – he swallowed the poison!
Gina never responded to him. Maybe she never felt what was in his heart. But the poor soul loved her more than his life. Her ignorance led him to his doom. That morning, they had a dialogue. He had dared to say what was in his heart, but in reciprocation, he received insult. She embarrassed him in front of the whole class.
It was all gloomy now, both inside and outside. Dark clouds covered the sky. The winds slapped sand on the dirty windows that banged. It was really dark by now. The poison had now started to take over. He felt weak and feeble. A knock at the door was heard above the howling wind. Gina stood in front of him.
“I’m sorry Ryan, I didn’t mean to. Ryan I’m sorry, I love you too, Ryan.” Her eyes were filled with tears. She advanced towards him, but he stopped her with a raised hand. Before he could say anything, he fell. His body was lifeless, motionless. Tears rolled down her cheeks and fell on his pale skin. She clasped her true love and wept. Her bashfulness had cost her too much. The winds blew even more stridently, the sky grew darker, and the clock kept ticking.