Their whole life a couple spends, to build up a beautiful paradise, but as the old age approaches, often, certain ailments and circumstances forces them to leave their nest and settle with their children. This pain of the couple and the isolated house, are the dart of my poem ‘Come Back Again’. I pray for all the couples to be healthy, fit and fine, and to enjoy their life’s blessings.
COME BACK AGAIN
The gate creaked with an unusual pain,
As, slowly I pushed it open from the chain,
Oh, long time, no see, how come you in this lane?
You know everything, I whispered bit ashamed.
It’s my parents house, where every vacation, visit was a must,
The furniture now covered with cloths, with a topping of dust,
The memories of golden days, which has started to rust,
Made my channel of emotions, to blow in gusts.
Those were the days of laughter, merriment and joy,
Aroma of mom’s delicacy, from the gate, we use to enjoy,
Dad’s blooming garden never failed to deploy,
Where are they, the walls , windows, furniture and all, inquired.
Both sick now, don’t stay in this house anymore,
No one to blow the conch shell like before,
The fruits and flowers no more show up in galore,
All miss them, as each other, they use to adore.
It’s our home, it can’t be a forgotten paradise,
Mom Dad get well soon and again fill the place with life,
We all will dine and laugh, and will listen to your advice,
Come back, old age can’t be the price to sacrifice.
If it is destiny, I still have a complain,
If it is a challenge, I accept all the pain,
May the healers bless, let my prayers not go in vain,
God let them be well, to come back again.
Come back again…….