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The rain which brought me back to my childhood

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The rain which brought me back to my childhood

The rain which brought me back
To my childhood

It is heavily raining, while I am writing these lines.

Opposite my house it was raining all around,
I could see only rains and the showering clouds every where
Loaded with the rain drops and water to engulf everything.
A Street female dog with its two puppies
Was lying on a small gravel heap to protect her puppies,
The more she tried to take them under her small belly
More the rain started flooding the roads and even the footpath.
 My wife was asking me to do something to protect,
The female dog and her two small puppies or else they die.

Taking small umbrella of my wife on my head, 
I took a thick polythene big bag and cut it to
Cover a bigger area to protect the road female dog and the puppies and
Came out of my house gate in bathroom slippers only,
To feel and touch the beauty of rainwater,
Once again after many- many years.

After crossing the road I reached near the dog
When I look into her eyes, the female dog was telling a different story,
The language of silent thanks I could read in her eyes,
As she was helplessly trying to protect the puppies
Without anything to support her thoughts.

After stretching the polythene on them 
And putting two three small bricks on both ends
I felt a sigh of relief from the coverage of the dogs.

My wife became really happy, when she saw, 
The puppies and the female dog under a sheet of protection,
The joy and satisfaction in her eyes was bigger than that of me,
Because, animals and birds are always,
Her greatest weakness and strengths too.

While crossing the road to reach my house back
I touched and faced the waves of rain water 
Touching my foots and my legs too and they were
Forcing me to remain there, to experience water streams,
Running on the roads, when it rains so heavily.

In those memorable moments,
I really wanted to take a paper boat like a child
And to throw them on the water running all around me 
For a moment I was in my real childhood days.

O thank you God and thank you O Nature and your lovely rains
For giving me an opportunity to once again
Be in my childhood days.


Kanpur India 30th June 2011 2.00 pm. IST

The Photo of the female dog with its puppes, which I took when the Rains were 
over is placed on face book page!/photo.php?fbid=196894523694537&set=a.114474218603235.25716.100001219732381&type=1&theater

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 1:41:00 PM
    I am trying to catch up some on my thank you's to all the wonderful poets who have left kind comments on my writings. I thank you so much for your words of kindness Ravindra. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and hope you are having a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 11:58:00 AM
    Such a beautiful poem Ravi, I too have such a tenderness for the helpless members of our society and love the way you provided for their need. I loved the way you told this story.

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 11:46:00 PM
    What a kind thing for you to do. I have a special love for animals. You are a lucky man to have such a caring soul in your wife. I too love the rain and feel closest to God when it rains. I so enjoyed your nostalgic poem. Mahalo, Connie

  1. Date: 8/9/2011 8:26:00 AM
    Your kindness to animal was admirable Ravindra. I get very attached to my my pets, and ofcourse we eventually have to give them up. Thanks for your kind comment on my poems. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 3:46:00 PM
    such beauty and tenderness.. your kindness to these animals so sweet Ravindra and the loving heart of your wife to shelter them.. hope u enter this in "Pick A Pet" contest is dynamic.. we just purchased a Westie puppy from the seashore shelter my White Westie for full story.. good luck my friend and happy u.. celebrate with USA ..fireworks...

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 10:49:00 PM
    how nice to see a narration of a life story tied to your reliving the rain of your childhood. this is wonderful and I enjoyed reading it. It rained alot in my state this year and I was very happy when june finally heated up!!

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 10:48:00 PM
    how nice to see a narration of a life story tied to your reliving the rain of your childhood. this is wonderful and I enjoyed reading it. It rained alot in my state this year and I was very happy when june finally heated up!!

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 10:30:00 AM
    Soup mail!!!!

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 7:52:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Ravindra. I will be back again soon to read more. Hoping you find your soul filled with inspiration today and everyday and may your writing endeavors come to be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 7:50:00 AM
    First of all, this is a very original piece. Much thought went into this by the evidence inside the passage. The rain does wonders for the memory! You are too kind for your comments on my poems. Thank you much!

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 6/30/2011 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your kind and precious comments. I will be revisiting your site soon. Ravindra
  1. Date: 6/30/2011 6:40:00 AM
    The poem Radha-Krishna is on page 20 of my archive, Ravindra

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 6:38:00 AM
    Very sponteneous overflow of powerful feelings recollected in tranquility now. The poem reminded me of Wordsworth. Ravindra. I have written a poem on Radha-krishna years ago. If you have the time please visit it on my archive and share with me.

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 6/30/2011 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will Dr. Ram and it would be my pleasure to read your lovely poem on Radha Krishna, as I have special love and feeling for Radha and Krishna. I will be back with my comments soon. Thank you for your kind words. Ravindra
  1. Date: 6/30/2011 5:53:00 AM
    I felt it, Ravindra. An appealing verse indeed. I hope it's for the Sea of words contest.

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 2:57:00 AM
    Have this experience my PS friends, You will feel the real joy of Rain in your heart and soul. Love and best wishes....Ravindra