Nimesh Bhandari

21 June, 1979, Jodhpur, India

Remembrance

My Dad, Today as I remember you,
My eyes get soft & wet, as tears wait on the fringe!
I clear my glasses every few minutes, in true hope to see you again…again
My hopes soon fade into bittersweet melancholy,
As your absence reminds me of all those years you were nearby!

I remember the days when kid in you played with me,
I remember the days when you gave me the inspiration to be!
I remember the days when we passed our time playing board games,
I remember the days you took over the kitchen to make your favorite curry.
I remember the days when as my friend you help me untangle my life,
I remember the days you took us for vacations to beaches,
I remember the days when as ‘grown up’ I got into squabbles,
I remember the days you gave me car keys with a confident yes,
I remember the days when I left the ‘present’ for my future
I remember the days when I used to rush to house to meet you and mom,
I remember all those days when you hid your sorrow to gave us smiles,
These are the leaves of my life; I can only turn, but cannot stitch!!
The emptiness it has left cannot be explained; and expressed by my cold demeanor

I know, you are still watching me; guiding me with your invisible hand,
My dreams always chase you, as if you were always here,
My actions always mirror you, as if I am part of your orchestra,
My thoughts always wander to see how it all can be reversed!!

I still hope that one day you will give me a surprise,
I still hope that one day I would be able to shed my tears; knowing that I will not have do that again.
I still hope that one day you will re-appear to stay with all of us!
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