I SHALL AWAIT





This is a gratitude poem … since every day now during the lock down seems the same, with everyone at home and same chores and responsibilities to rerun, but before we start our day , if we could pause and reflect and introspect on the present moment that we are in , we would invariably be filled with love and gratitude. We could count our blessings by every minute that passes by, only if we can be sensitive and think of the abundance gifted to us by this universe. Here is a poem that speaks of gratitude and awareness. And since these days won’t last too long, we mortal beings constantly need to remember that we have The End written somewhere in our stories as well.

I SHALL AWAIT…

Of one such morning
I shall await
which will bring with it
the sweetness of the nightingales songs
the chirpiness and the laughter of a new born
the lightness and intoxication of the wine
the whiff of perfume like from Chanel nº 5!


Of one such morning
I shall await
which will bring with it
the invigorating cold breeze from the mountains
the fragrance of the night blooming tuberose from my garden
the dew drops on the violet geranium spread
the warmth of my pashmina on my cold shoulders!

Of one such morning
I shall await
which will bring with it
the smell of freshly brewed coffee
the crunch of baked almond cookies
the precious warmth from those tiny fingers
his long hugs, a blissful feeling of
a piece of my heart beating outside!

Of one such morning
I shall await
which will bring with it
blessing and news of well being
from my mom living far away from me
when the hues of the morning mist around
will touch her feet too and embrace her with all my love!

Of one such morning
I shall await
which will bring with it
a fallen shadow a fallen leaf
those last verse of my life journey
those verses of my learning and love
a life that enriched me up from dawn to dusk…!

©Preeti S Manaktala

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