In Appreciation

a poem by Veena Damodar

My heart reaches out to you in
Admiration and Pride!
Birds fly out of their nest
To explore the world,
O that I were a bird!

Astronauts move out,
To explore the celestial bodies,
O that I were an astronaut!
Air, Wind, Breeze spread fresh
Aroma to far away lands,
Over the hills and dales,
No boundaries do they encompass
On their journey!
O that I could move with them!

Why do I regret?
I experience the joy of travelling
Over distant lands and seas
Through you, my Child!
I pray, the Almighty,
Give me many more opportunities
To see the world through your eyes!

My heart reaches out to you,
In admiration and pride!