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Just One Day, Please...

Just One Day, Please...

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The kind loving eyes did not twinkle with delight

Nor did the arms reach out to embrace and squeeze me tight.

What happened to your quick light steps, hither and thither

And your endless and sweet chitter-chatter?


Pains conquered and troubles thwarted

Like a queen you lay there unperturbed.

Your face pale, yet calm and serene

This kiss of death, was unforeseen.


I was completely absorbed in guarding my nest

And turned a blind eye to the rest.

Today I stand before you, with memories running deep

My senses are numbed; unaware you sleep.


All I want now is one day with her; my soul shall be appeased

Can someone bring back my mother for just one day please?

I am unable to breathe; on deaf ears fall my pleas;

Empty words, eulogies and elegies.


Just one day, please

So I can tell her how much I love her and how much I owe her

To put her head on my lap and caress her hair

To be her pillar of strength and wash away her cares

For all the things that I took for granted, I want to thank her

And find out what she truly ever wanted for herself,

Before her breath became air.


The eyes and arms that embraced in love

Reduced to ashes and washed away by the seas

Leaving a gaping hole in my soul 

That I struggle to fill with tears and memories

 

Meaningless words fill the pages, the ink runs dry

Seeking your presence and blessings, I look up at the sky

You will be there to greet me back home, I shall see you someday

But wait; before that, Can I have just one day?

Please..


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