Poems by Indira K V

Dear Daughter

a poem by Indira K V

Dressed up beautifully
Decorated with ornaments
Sealed with a smile
Where are you going
My dear daughter

When you were born
I touched your tender hands
Kissed your dimple chin
Hugged you
I dropped you in school
Taught you lessons
Played with you
Got you chocolates
Everything you wished
Where are you going
Leaving me today

Your little hands are
Decorated with mehandi
And your chin is blushing
Everyone is around you
Dressing you up
Teasing you
People say you will
Belong to somebody else
After those three knots
Is it true
My daughter

I have seen you laughing
Seen you crying
Seen you shouting
Seen you for the past 25 years
I have showered all my love on you
I have shared your emotions
Your joys and your silly things
Today you are going
How can you
Leave me and go

I see you still as a
Small baby
Swinging in my hands
A school girl crying to go to school
A young girl
Telling lots and lots of stories and silly jokes
Your little legs learnt to walk from me
Today it is going away from me
New relations are around you
Greeting you
Hugging you
Taking you away from me

I know it is my duty
To get you married
But my eyes cannot control my emotions
I bless you my child
But still I have a question
My dear daughter
Are you happy
Leaving me

Faded memories of my heart

a poem by Indira K V

Faded memories of my past
Touch my heart and go
I return back to my old home
Where I met my first love
Later my husband
Standing in balcony
I remembered my
First look at him
With shyness and anxiety
My eyes showed the joy
I felt after 25 years
A life of struggles
I moved to my room
Full of dust and insects
Still I could feel the fragrance
Where we speak stories
Day and night
In my bed he was sitting
Calling me
A moment later, I realized
It was my illusion
The first tears of my eyes
Fell at my saree
He had presented me
It had lost its glamour
Not its love
I touched my car
My favourite one
Green in color
In which he took me on first drive
It is now a rusted steel
But for me
Its a precious wealth
Of my past life of happy days
I went on for a walk through the chilly roads
I sat below a tree
Which would tell stories of my love
The flowers and stars were surprised
To see me alone???
I cried to them
Saying I have lost him
Today he is no more
To take me for a drive
Speak to me
Still the memories of my life spent with him
Is with me
I see him everywhere in my home
His laugh, words, thoughts,
His love, arrogance and
He himself is with me
The morning dawned
I packed my luggage
And his thoughts
At the door I found these words
‘Thanks for your love’
I took that and moved
‘Thanks for your love too’