Very far from home,
Too much different from home,
Bound by love and affection all the more.
Living under the same roof, all the way
Is nevertheless a strife all through the day,
Looking at each other all the time
Is an awesome bother most of the time.
It has been the way of life shortly,
Flying tempers break the monotony,
Shaking the basics of harmony,
Finally seeking shelter in shelves solitary.
It was drive clouded with hesitation,
It was a long flight across to the destination,
The tired mind encountered a warm reception,
Endowing a resourceful inspiration
It was pure affection and love,
Emanating from a son beloved,
Brought up as a precious jewel all above
Stands exposed to the vagaries of time in the strove
Nudging close to me he learnt alphabets,
Lying on my lap he counted numbers to a test
Numeric got their value in their best,
Letters put together rocked in their crest.
He grew in my shadow,
Letters pushed the numbers below,
Writing overtook counting in the flow
Creating a “Man Of Letters” in a full glow.
His writing took its wings,
Away he flew from me
To places far beyond the shores in swings
Bringing laurels to him and pride to me all the more.
Rising up in stature he remains fair,
His nest got enlarged in the fare,
A dedicated wife to take care ,
A quick-witted daughter to share.
Enjoyed every moment of my sojourn,
An unknown place became known,
A biting cold took a bearable tone ,
Well! Love gets enthroned in an exclusive zone.