Poems Archive for Family:

happy birthday son

 

you

are
indeed
my blessing
bestowed
post
non-stop
prayers
and agonies’
sum total
of 1800+
teary pleas
sent forth
~
implicit faith
had propelled
this relentless
pursuit
to be
heard…
my turn
finally came
with your
gurgling arrival
filling my world
with unabated
joy
~
now
my heart
ceaselessly
blesses you
and yours for son
one can miss
a step or two
as sister, wife
friend, partner
but never
as
a loving
mom
~
Happy Birthday with tons of blessings
today, always …till eternity and beyond

emotional triggers

 

photo

It
takes little
to hurl mind
in already
navigated
life’s hits
misses

“Dhaakad” a
unique word
with that added
inflection launched
off your quick witted
tongue enhanced
nuanced big time
and
I’d see things
in altogether
new light
in
another
life
~

An old
finicky eater
now an incorrigible
foodie frequently
self indulgent
over cherished
“deja vu” taste
memories
with mouth watering
involuntarily
is now
a failed
dieter
~
mirrors
parade
departed
loved ones
paying frequent
visits when I flick
licks of hair
tossing head back
just so, neck craned
delicately up holding
proud hurt filled eyes
with tremulous smiles
piano(ing)
in startling
ways
~
last
but the least
snatches
of familiar
songs
crooned
by you, me
drowning out
each other
invariably increases
heartache
these days
and
I
surrerpitously
wipe face
gently mopping
dripping
sinuses
many times
nowadays

~

a skein of time

a skein
of time
runs
thin
red line
blowing
hot cold
within
let’s bind
in such a way
that time never
eludes
but stays
close
forever in the
now,
never beyond
warming our
togetherness
softly,
suffused
~

kgbgbudapest

a letter

Dear Neena:

 
today is your birthday once again and even though physically gone, your spirit stays firmly tied never having left….
Eyes get misty again and again as I now fully value your timely, untimely “whatsapp’ phone calls coupled with unsolicited advice…
we had a plethora of shared history being bound by blood ties and we could always let our guards down and be our true selves
sharing joys, sorrows and pet peeves….
Torn asunder from cozy cocoon of both elder siblings I now feel “armless” and utterly bereft…
Pray tell me:
who should I now call?
who should I share my heart with?
do know you are mightily missed
dearest sis
and today on your birthday
I wish and hope for you
utter bliss
and happiness wherever
your soul
may have replanted
having reincarnated
Happy Birthday Neena…

neenavanini

a blessing

You were
A blessing
Fulfilled
After five
Interminable
years
Of non- stop
Pleas
So much so
That the church’s
Very air must’ve
Resounded
With my bitten
Back sighs
~
Unshakeable
Faith
Finally
melted
Madonna
And her son’s
sacred hearts
You came
And filled
Our lives
With utter
Joy
And
Light
~

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