The last embrace
As a child ,
everything and everyone is forever,
for me there was no death no fear.
As I grew up
I learnt the truth the hard way,
My world changed within few seconds
when the doctor said my mother was suffering from cancer.
Days turned into weeks,
weeks turned into months,
I saw her beautiful skin turn pale in colour,
as the days passed by she looked more and more weak.
I kept reminding her my childhood antiques,
she smiled as a drop of tear rolled down her cheeks.
There was no good news ,
with every passing second I thought I was losing my mom,
my dearest mother.
I planned my future with so much certainty,
but forgot that life doesn't follow rules.
I held her hand and kissed her eyes,
that moment is forever etched in my memory.
I asked her one day,
if she wanted anything?
laying on the hospital bed ,
she asked me if I could give her a little bit of heaven,
seeing my puzzled face
she hid her smile .
I had no idea what she was talking about,
I hugged her ,
then she felt asleep forever.
I saw a photo kept beside the bed,
it was a photo of my mom ,
holding baby me in her arms .
Her smile was pure,
her eyes were beaming with happiness ,
as I turned the photo around,
something was written in my mom's handwriting,
Happy birthday my dear,
you are my little bit of heaven
Copyright © Garima Dubey | Year Posted 2020
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