Sunday, 2 December 2012

I Miss You...



My fourth birthday it was, I remember
I saw you smiling at me
Delighted, I smiled back brighter
I allowed you in my life
Like I had let none before.
You brown little thing,
You waited each day by the door.
I pranced in my school uniform
And recited poems and folklore
And made my own stories too
About the attic with the grey walls.
Scary, were they?
Some prater I was, I talked to no end
But you listened like a turtle,
Ever so patient, a perfect boyfriend!

But I remember too
The day you lost your leg
And Daddy ordered to bid farewell
I am sorry I couldn’t revolt
And let you go in that rusted truck
The red scarf I gifted you
Is it still around your neck
Or did you leave it… like I left you?
It’s been a decade
A decade of constant change
I have all things I need today… almost all
But, Teddy, my boy,
Leg or no leg
Eyes or no eyes
There is still enough space for you
By my side, under my roof.


– Vaishali


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42 comments:

  1. A beautiful poem of reminiscence.....both the joy of friendship and the sadness of being out of touch with a person one REALLY cared about!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, for reading and appreciating! :)

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  2. oh, what a turn...in losing their leg they were turned away by your dad...and you had a choice who to follow...i imagine that would be a memory that would stick for sure...great story telling...

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    1. Thanks, Brian! I believe, such memories remain vivid for long.

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  3. awwww.... beautifully narrated

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  4. laughing -- the things we remember!!

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  5. I can guess it must have been painful for you at that time ... the words speak so beautifully ... lovely poem !!!

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    1. Always encouraging! Thanks, Amrit! :)

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  6. Heartfelt and touching...Beautifully written Vaishali :)

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  7. awww this is so sweet...a teddy can be quite the childhood companion..lovely write

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  8. Awww....I once truly wished that I had a small person as big as my thumb that I could carry around in my pocket and who would be a secret friend that I could share all my thoughts with. Then, one day I found a tiny teddy bear just like it. Thumb sized but, his head arms and legs all moved. I really loved him. LOL
    This reminded me so much of that.
    Thank you for visiting me and such a lovely comment, welcome back to writing. This was a truly lovely read.

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    1. Thanks, Bren! Your memory seems so very interesting. Glad this poem brought back happy ones. :)

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  9. excellent narration...and a great take on the prompt....i'm sure we can all relate to this...those precious childhood toys...i thought that the close was very touching...pulled my heartstrings good and proper!

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    1. Oh my!! Thanks so very much! Glad you liked it! :D

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  10. Vaishali, this is so poignant! So beautifully written. Catnip has a gift for you...go to http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/blog-of-the-year-2012/This is indeed the season of giving!

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    1. Sharla, you are always so giving. Thanks a lot! Really appreciate it! :)

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  11. Wonderfully conveyed your thoughts... I felt it..and yes this will stick forever...

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  12. vaishali its a beautiful creation :) :)

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  13. I know the feeling. I had a dog like that :) nice poem

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  14. OH MY!!! this is such a heart-wrenching poem Vaishali!! A tear just rolled out of my eye. :(
    Wonderfully written. Following you now. :)

    Perhaps you would want to have a look at my blog too >> http://dhritinks.blogspot.in/

    Love,
    Dhriti.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Dhriti! Glad you liked what you read. Will surely like to visit your world. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lady in Red! :) Btw, 'Lady in Red' is an adorable name. ;)

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  16. Hi vaishali :)

    If I'm correct, the poem is about a dog, right? :)
    I know how dogs enter one's life and then fill it with so much love that in their absence, they leave behind a huge void which is difficult to fill.

    Heartfelt emotions and words oozing out of this post. Loved reading it.

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

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    1. Umm... wasn't really about a dog but a teddy bear. Never mind! Glad you liked the emotions in the poem. Thanks for appreciating, Jay! :)

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  17. that is a lovely, sweet composition.. loved it.

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  18. very heartfelt... feeling bad for the guy!

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    1. For the teddy, you mean, eh?:P Thanks a lot!

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  19. Those good old childhood days when we find solace in the tiniest of things. Very creative and heart felt.

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    1. Thanks, Saru! Ahh! Childhood days! Feeling nostalgic already. :)

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