In ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini, when Hassan is asked to run and fetch a kite for Amir, he turns back and says, “Amir agha! For you, a thousand times over.”
What a way to portray deep and unwavering love! Inspired by this line, I wrote the following poem:
Arduous and long is the way,
And there is no path to follow.
But for you, I shall toil night and day..
Until life leaves me hollow.
What is hope? But, the faded memory of your face
And my burning desire to see it.
My soul is shackled by this earthly pace
It yearns for you to free it.
Whence, does this strength come? In all this pain..
To keep going, as I sink lower.
But, by heavens if you bid me to do it again,
I’d say – “For you, a thousand times over!”