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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
Copyright © Malabika Ray Choudhury | Year Posted 2021
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