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Dear Me…                                  Today I am thinking about you, only you!                                        Hope you are doing very well!                              Many years have passed … many hustling days,                                             many dreamlike nights,                            You didn’t have time to ponder about yourself!                                   Now all of a sudden the day has come…                           crimson-hued sunlight, peeping through the window                                             at dawn fell on your face,                                You glanced at yourself, and wondered....                                                  Is this the real me?                             Is this the little girl from a humming city, who                                   Fell in love with a tranquil village, and                                    walked to school barefooted, excited                             to be with kids who were not fortunate like her!                                        Is this the girl who wanted to write                                  about the struggles of life she saw around her,                                  and her proud dad read classics to her                                            in his very little spare time!                              Hello you…have you accomplished the goals                              which made you spend many sleepless nights?                                   Have you checked off a few in your list?                                         Have you published a book                                     with all the poems you scribbled                                       in the wee hours of the morning?                                   What happened to the memoir you started..                                         reminiscing the stories of your                                          family’s turbulent experiences                                         after partition of the country?                                       do you still love writing letters?                                real, handwritten ...I mean - not emails!                               letters which literally captured one heart                                                   in an instant!                         You can definitely brag about the three kids you raised -                                         I believe you,  it was not easy!                            Here is this cabinet - showcasing your artwork!                           Oh, there are some paintings as well on the wall -                                       how did you manage to find time                       in between bustling schedules of a teacher and a mother?                             Do you still enjoy watching cooking shows of                                     Michael Smith, and Laura Calder!                                          And rush to try out those                        finger-licking recipes! even share with your colleague                                                  the next day!             Aha! I remember your succulent French cuisine Mmmm, absolument délicieux !                              It was wonderful to have a chat, Dear Friend…             You have lived life to your best - dreamed, sang, danced, loved.... what more can we wish for?                               Love and Take care, until we meet again. September 19, 2021 Inspired by "Letter To Your Future Self" Poetry Contest Sponsor: Silent One

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Date: 9/21/2021 11:27:00 AM
Ah, you aced this poem Mala, its sounds like a life well lived and finely introspected existence, full of gratitude. Gl in the contest, you already won my heart with it.
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Date: 9/21/2021 7:37:00 AM
Love this, Mala, Takes one back to the real world, one of respect for all. love how it takes time, to recreate the theme, of thanks that being here on earth is a privilege. Also a poem, that say something of yourself, a poem, that assure the reader, there is so much good in humanity, upon the earth.
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Date: 9/21/2021 12:19:00 AM
What a splendid letter to your dearest self...Unique and inspiring....The best letter I read so far. Best wishes for the win!
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Date: 9/20/2021 9:21:00 AM
Forgot to mention am faving this Mala... for me to read later too... And I love your artwork... You are VERY talented... Keep inspiring us my friend... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Date: 9/20/2021 7:07:00 AM
Oh wow... Such a lovely letter to your own self... genuine... revealing your true beautiful soul my sweet dear friend... I loved the cooking part... If those finger-licking recipes are vegetarian, let ME know too...Mala... Best wishes and hugs... ~ Ani
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