My Family

My day seems incomplete without the usual wake up call from mom. That shout to arouse me from my land of dreams is filled with love as much as irritation, and heeding that love I open my eyes immediately to see her staring down at me with a glint in her eyes.
You’re getting late, come on now, OUT OF BED”, she yells. Laughing, I pursue her order. In around twenty minutes, I’m ready to start my day.
First go pray; then only breakfast. We should be thankful for what He has given us”, she says. I give her a kiss and go pray to God. Afterward, I butter up few slices of bread and eat quickly.
Are you done already? No. Sit down. I’m not leaving you till you eat some more” her caring words come.
Mom, I’m in a hurry today. I’ll eat something from canteen”, I reply and taking my bag, head off to work. When I reach office, I remember something I have forgotten. I call back home. “What have you forgotten?” she asks, quickly cutting to the chase.
I forgot to say that I love you”, I reply and imagining her smiling face, I cut the call and start work.
Lots of times, I have fought with God for taking my dad away from mom and me, but she has never let me feel a lack of that love, or shared her pain with me. I feel I am blessed with a mother like her.
You’re the best, Mom”, I say to her everyday. “I love you loads and I know you love me a lot too. That’s beautiful. We might be only two, but we’re the best family.”

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. Oh my, so very touching story about family…now I miss my two kids who are away from me coz of college…but anyways, i just receive a morning text from them, telling me they miss and love me so much…:)You made me cry here, really, honestly!Write some more of this kind, you have the magic to make us feel sad…:)Now some questions had lodged at the back of my mind…i wish for some answers….:)

  2. God.. That so touching.Few more lines.. I would have certainly cried. :)Its beautiful :)May God Bless You Both :)Takecare of yourself n your mom 🙂

  3. @maddy: thanks dear! glad u liked it! @sucharita di: hey, its fiction didi… my dad is very much around! 🙂 glad u liked the story..@LSL: thanks! :)@amity:thank u! 🙂 glad u liked this attempt!

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