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Each and Every Moment


“ONCE UPON A TIME”…..well isn’t it the way all stories start? But so many time so many things happen and the imprint gets logged in heart in such fine way as if it’s today…..so apt would be to start a narration with “EACH AND EVERY MOMENT”.

When I close my eyes, I see “U”, I remember the day when we first met. Nothing major outwardly happened, the world went on its way, but like a true TV serial, the world actually stopped for me in some sense. We all may have moved on with our lives but part of me is still waiting and cherishing you, like in a time warp. With u smiling through your eyes, and me just watching you, spell bound, speechless, as if in a trance. The funny thing is you never realized what effect your smile had on me then and still does. If my silence could speak, it would have conveyed, the ups and downs of my heartbeat.

It was taboo for a girl to propose, it was a wait, a very agonizing wait. Every time you spoke, or just looked in the direction where I was, I willed with my whole being for you to realize “ that you felt the same way, as I did”, what you didn’t realize, was my silent love for you. And when you spoke it were always you speaking to a little girl, not a woman in love. How I wished you could see, the woman I was.

And then you were gone for a long long time. And all that time I carried your picture in my wallet, hiding it from all and stealing  glances when nobody was around  and waited. Only my bestie, my friend knew all and together we shared stories and told all. And finally I threw that picture away. I might not have that picture anymore with me, but I still get that sheer drop of heartbeat when your eyes, your smile surface.

Funny, that you may not be a part of my life anymore, but you still are. We might be miles away, unaware of our places in life, but I still know you through the eyes, that smile and speak, to me even now at  “EACH AND EVERY MOMENT” when I dare to let myself wander through the past.


Some time back I wrote a poem in Hindi titled “Maa”, which means mother. For my friends who do not know Hindi, here is an attempt in English, honoring my mother- who is also my best friend and also little angel- my daughter.

My little, tiny angel

Dancing in the sun

Fell down lightly

And said, “oh! Mum”


She came running

And hugged me tight

And two warm tears

Fell on my cheeks

And my heart cried


What my mom is to me

Both my angels have found in me

My mom’s blessings

Now are mine

To share and to light


Few hands have lost

Their soul and guide

Hiding in the clouds

Are their mums

Watching them alright


My friends,

Do not loose heart

She is their, smiling

Feeling proud,

Looking at you

Living life right


The blessings God gave me

The biggest is my mum

My mom’s Affection

And my motherly love

Hope stays with me forever


My mom’s love for me

And my love for my angels

Makes me shine

To be a daughter

And to be a mother

Makes me alive.




Small moments

Witness a big day

Tiny hands

Warm an empty heart

A loving beloved

Brings joy to a lonely soul


Life is like that

To fill a well of hopes

Each smile counts

A little longer

A little stronger

Walking a step a day

The journey does gets nicer


And that’s what I do

Every step, each day

Grabbing the moments

Tiny hands in my hands

With my beloved on my side

I live my life , whatever I get

Pain or rainbow of sunshine


I witness my big day

Filling my heart with love

And my soul with laughter

A empty book with new chapter

My whole being comes alive

And that’s what my life is all about