Thursday, March 27, 2014

Take a moment

Today I'll begin to mean the words that I say
Today I will cherish the moments when you call me to play

Today I will put the laptop away
Today I will sit by your side and stay

I have no work that cannot wait
I have no task that is so great

That it takes me away from your  eager look
When you wait for me to read you a book

This moment is where I need to be
This second is what I need to feel

These days will never return
No, they won't

You'll be all grown up
And I will miss it all the most



For my daughter

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This is written in response to the Wednesday Prompt #10 over at

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This week's prompt was to use the phrase 'Today I'll begin...' as the first line

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31 comments:

  1. Awww...such beautiful words for Gy! :) Time spent with one's children is so very essential --- before you know it, she'll be all grown-up! Loved it Shailaja...

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    1. So glad you liked it, PB :) Much love <3

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  2. It is as it ought to be.A nice poem.

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  3. Yes, if we don't take moments to live our lives well and appreciate the little things around us, we miss so much.

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  4. oh.. that was beautiful!
    nicely done for the prompt Shailaja

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  5. Awww.....nice. Reaction given by Medha. Lovely Shailaja :)

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  6. Nice one. After reading this I miss my loving darling daughter Lakshmi my kannamma

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  7. Time flies and will never come back. Make the best of it while you can. Lovely pic, thoughts and poem, ShyVish.

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  8. Very beautifully written Shailaja.

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  9. Beautifully written and so true. How many modern day parents are yet to realize this!

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  10. wow, Shailaja..so very nicely put!

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  11. <3 so so so beautiful! The poem and the photograph.

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  12. What a lovely, lovely post it is! So tender and gentle are the feelings expressed here. Beautiful, Shailja!

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  13. Beautiful words very effortlessly conveyed, Shailaja. Lovely :)

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  14. Beautiful poem, Shailaja :) :) I guess I'll start feeling this soon ,little P is growing :)

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  15. Lovely, even I did a kids based prompt response for this!! Summer and Kids are a lovely combo :)

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  16. aww this is so sweet ..right from the heart! Touching Shailaja!

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  17. awww that just melted my heart :) how beautiful... enjoy your time

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  18. Awww....Beautiful Shailaja!! :)

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  19. This was lovely. They grow up way too fast don't they?

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  20. Hope you both have the most fun time together and make memories to write more poems about :) Nice one, Shailaja.

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  21. what a heartfelt poem it is. Please preserve all the moments that you can have with her because that's the gift she will have from you for rest of her life.

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  22. Lovely expression, Shailaja! Enjoy, cherish every moment before the lil Gy grows up!! :)

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  23. Loved the picture! Yes, they grow so fast, don't they? :)

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  24. "This moment is where I need to be".... Aawww - loved it!! What a beautiful hymn to the everyday life and the importance of being right here and now:-)

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  25. Such a cute one this is and the pic is so adorable. Yes children grow up so soon....and each moment spent with them is memories treasured forever!

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