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?