When tears welled up in my eyes
For seemingly no reason,
And my heart felt unusually heavy
On a particularly gloomy rainy morning
I knew it was for you,
Who left us all stumped
Looking for the shards of our own lives
In the maze and the haze…..
I see the sunflower that is your face,
and the sun that is your smile,
I wake up in pain
To know it’s all in vain.
I had longed to be in the warmth of your laughter
Just one more time, before it was all over,
I had wished for one last time to revel in the aroma
That wafted from your hearth
On lazy summer mornings,
I had wished to be that child who followed her big sister
To the temple, to the pond, to the fields and beyond
Just one more time, before it was all over.
Maybe it is selfishness, maybe it is greed,
I can’t help but hold tight
To the safety net of my loved ones
Before I know it is all over!
I knew the reality of death like never before
It carved in me a truth I’d never ignore
No matter what, you cannot relive past
Live this moment and feel the love
Of the loved ones, till the last single breath!
Just the way you lived and left a trail
My dearest BIG sister!
-An ode to my lovely cousin who left us all
to render this world a less brighter place….