Daughter Divine…

Here we are, you and I, the road ahead long and winding,

My sun was up, hours ago, yours – just about rising…

To see this dawn, I have plodded hours and walked miles…

The journey ahead excites you, you are all smiles!

Your basket brims with gay frolic and fun stories

Mine is packed with caution, care, and a few worries…

Your sun was mine too, a long, long time ago,

With his sunset hues, he’s now ready to take a bow…

The dances with the flowers, the singing with the birds

Are yours to enjoy as you mingle with the herds…

You prance down the path, a song in your heart,

Flowery wings rush you on, giving you a gentle start…

When brambles bruise  you and stones block your way,

I’ll be right behind, every step, every day.

My night draws near, my spirit is now weak.

I know very soon I’ll hear your voice from atop a peak…

“Mother of mine! I see new hills, new valleys, and new skies!

And look, oh mother! I can see my Sun rise!


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  • Reply
    rhea sinha
    June 30, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Touching and beautiful Prabha.. The rising sun metaphor is very apt..

    • Reply
      June 30, 2016 at 12:19 am

      Thanks Rhea 🙂
      My first daughter underwent a medical crisis recently; fortunately she is recovering well. The situation brought out some deep sentiments, which flowed out in the form of this poem.

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    indrani robbins
    June 30, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    lovely poem. i have only one child, a daughter… and indeed i am the past, she tomorrow. i hope your daughter is absolutely ok now.

    • Reply
      June 30, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks Indrani 🙂 Yes she is okay now.

  • Reply
    July 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Very touching Prabha. Daughters are precious, a blessing. I have a teenaged daughter and I do realise that in a few years she would be treading her own path. Letting her go would be so difficult but at the same time watching her progress in life would bring the utmost happiness.
    Glad to read your daughter is recovering well. Wishing her a healthy, happy life.

    • Reply
      July 1, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Durga 🙂
      Cherish your moments with your daughter! These moments will warm your heart when you are away from her 🙂

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