Those summer nights
still fresh in my mind
as we lay on our roof top
gazing at the stars,
finding their look alike,
drawing shapes in the sky
joining the star dots
flaunting my calibre
I made animals and flowers.
Eagerly waiting to spot
a shooting star shower
looking left and right
but just then again , like every time
bedazzled by it’s light
I forgot to wish upon it’s swift flight.
What to be wished upon if I spot one again
scattering my thoughts like a comet
softly he spoke
‘the moon is on leave today
and so is the breeze’
I listen with rapt attention
to my dad as he knows more
about galaxies and world beyond our reach.
Seeing a cluster he pointed joyfully
as he spotted the Orion
which looked like a deer.
And that’s an Andromeda my darling
many light years away
Ando what papa ?
the name was big as the distance
made no sense to my compact mind.
It looks like a lollipop to me papa
He looked at me and smiled
as we alighted the steps
I held his hand tight
and promised to pronounce it right
on our next star gazing night.
© Preeti S Manaktala
A Montessorian with a dream of opening a school which would nurtures young minds. A mother who believes in creating good memories for her children. A writer who is on a beautiful unknown path to write some heart felt stuff. A learner and a seeker always. Life in itself is a beautiful poem. She says, “Writing makes me happy and gives my thoughts a voice. Taking small steps towards something very wonderful and beautiful ahead.”
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