20 hours ago
The Narrow Green Lane:
by @shome.097____ is an ode to her grandfather on the eve of Father's Day.
There are such fond memories of you and me.
We went together shopping for several ceremonies.
With your warm hands,
you held mine back then.
I held back yours loosely;
totally unaware of the void I would feel when I would grab the same hands but cold.
Remember those games of Hide & Seek?
I can't think of a time you found me, as I hid while giggling behind those long white curtains.
But, as I grew up, I realized you could see me through the transparent spotless shroud!
You would still say, "Where are u my little girl?", I would laugh even more then.
But now as u hide behind the clouds of immortality, I am unable to seek you.
Funny enough, don't you think, how the game personifies our situation.
It's been 13 years Dadu!
I still crave to hear your voice, calling me for chocolates that you hid under your pillow.
I still think of you and fortunately see you in my dreams.
I don't know whether I
cry as I sleep or not
but deeply anguished, I do feel similar pain and emptiness as I perceive consciously.
It hits my heart like a rock, Dadu, and I gasp for breath!
Oh! how I wish I could walk with you one last time to the grocery store through the narrow shadowed green lane.
I know it's Father's Day,
but you were my old man who filled the void when
Baba was away.
I still remember your blank stare in the dimly lit room on 25th October, I should have hugged you then-
I couldn't say you how important you were to me.
So here I am, scribbling and holding back my tears,
Just to say you "I love you, Dadu".
Hope it surpasses this mortal horizon,
and reaches you in the void,
where you are one amongst the million stars in the Milky Way.
I hope you shine the brightest upon me today.
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