I came down just for you
I’m on your guard through & through
You cry at the agony of being born
Seeing your anguish my heart is torn.
I rush to you to caress you.
At once you smile, a smile so true
Each time your gaze falls on me,
You seem to be in blissful glee.
Your first word uttered with love, ‘MOTHER!’
Makes me feel you love me alone, none other.
But alas child! You seem to change,
Your mind and your tastes become strange.
As you grow, the world is what you fancy,
But what caused the world? You blindly don’t see.
As your father, I come in disguise.
But you find none other than yourself wise.
Your mind travels far and wide,
And everytime away from me you hide.
The hands in the clock keep turning,
The fire in you keeps burning.
You find happiness in hanging around with your age
I immediately respond & come down to your stage
‘Dear Friend !’ You call me & with me you stay
The moment I show you the right path, you simply walk away.
As the tricky time flows by,
Your mind seems to fly high.
The moment I know what you seek for,
I come to you at your door.
Many a times I try approaching you
Everytime you are obsessed with something new.
Your calculations never seem to go wrong.
You turn your head away from me all along.
The oil in the lamp within you,
Begins to reduce through & through.
And that’s when child you panic here
You realize that you have reached nowhere
You understand that you’ve missed something
along the tracks
And that’s when you take a look back.
You recall your very first days
And see your mother’s charming ways.
You find your father’s protective hands
And your friend’s reassuring glance
And then child you look at me
My same glow in them you see.
Regretful tears fill your eyes
My love is what you didn’t realize
My legs are numb… my hands ache…
My love keeps flowing & my heart breaks…
Waiting for you here I stand
unnoticed, for you to hold my outstretched hand.
Waiting for you to realize the ceaseless flow
Of boundless love that on you I bestow.