Till We Meet Again

Last year this day, my dad had suddenly left us. A year has gone by and just too soon. It’s unbelievable where all the time goes. His absence doesn’t seem to be real even for a second. It just always feels like he is around, and I’ll see him soon. The latter must be true but in another sense of the term.

And, here’s what I think he may be up to right now:

In the garden of eternal bliss

Squatting in your little corner

Busily you inspect the blooming bud

Fluffy white clouds whisper into your ears

Disapprovingly you wave your hands

Your very own characteristic way
Lessons in gardening is not what you need

They don’t know it – the fluffy white clouds

Little fairies hover around you

Their playfulness you always seek

Radiant bees and dazzling butterflies
Gleaming caterpillars and lustrous lady bugs

Cheerfully hang around here and there

Ramifying into a full-grown iridescent flower

The blooming bud twinkles and beams

Smiling away from the corner of your lips

Your very own characteristic way

It’s time to go look for the pond

Where the rainbow shimmers day and night

The exuberant golden fish eagerly awaits

It’s time to share, time to debate

Your very own characteristic way

Author: neelstoria

Traveling, Gardening, Trekking, Hiking, Storytelling, Writing, Nature, Outdoors, Yoga, DIY

14 thoughts on “Till We Meet Again”

  1. This is truly such a beautiful tribute, Neelanjana, for a human so very amazing (I feel I have known him quite well through all that you told me about him)! The heaven that he had created here on earth will be missing him too.
    With you during this moment of remembrance. Take care. Hugs.

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      1. You know, green fingers such as his are mother nature’s most precious gift which not everyone is blessed with. So you may be actually right there – his blessed soul would be entrusted with the well-being of his garden, just as his love looks over you! 😊

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  2. Really really lovely and touching. I’m usually one to talk too much but I never know what to say in situations like this. So just know we here are thinking of you and sorry for your loss.

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    1. This year has definitely been so different, so many reasons for that and the biggest one being his absence and many other things stemming up as a result. So, you’re just so right in saying that.
      Thank you, Narayan. Your thought makes me feel nice. 🙂

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