Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ciao!



A little girl
Came barefooted to my side
Urged me to tell a story
With a gentle smile;
I took her walking hand in hand
No-not to a prince or princess’s fairyland
But, addressed a subject
That’s often unrecognized
When friends drift apart,
 Wounds imbibe 
 It's generally ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ in sight
choose the latter; save yourself from a sorry plight
All too soon, you’ll get out of the hay
 No explanation necessary for god's sake ….
If despite all, a relation doesn't click
Pack your bags; and see a flick
Dab your wounds with a gauze
rid unwanted gloom- and never pause?
Brevity is the soul of all wit
When it’s finally time- say ‘goodbye’ and drift
…wait for a new dawn, and never grieve.


Today, this was the most appropriate prompt for me to write on. I am going on a vacation and will be back on the 6th. Until then...ciao!


37 comments:

  1. Lessons for life, loved it instantly.
    Brevity is the soul of all wit, true indeed.

    And enjoy your vacation.

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    1. Thanks sweetheart for the quick comment and wishes...:)

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  2. Its always better to move ahead, because some memories should be left behind.

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  3. i like the compassion in taking the hand of the little one....and the not sugar coating the fairyland but being willing to walk life a bit...it is good to bring along the next generation as well...they need adults to share their wisdom with them...

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  4. Bravo Panchali, you've done it again, written an encouraging, enlightening poem, beautiful!

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  5. Oh this is such wise advice. Have a wonderful holiday, kiddo!

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  6. Like the sweet line "I took her walking hand in hand" and end "wait for a new dawn"

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  7. certainly its wiser to avoid confrontations with people once close to heart !
    Well expressed poem as before!

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  8. I think it is important to explain to children about a fact of life.....that sometimes people DO drift apart. Yes, flght or flight: two alternatives. Probably best (as you said) to choose flight if a relation does not click. I have come to this conclusion as well. I didn't always have it. Experience in living leads a person to be realistic, I guess. I don't know IF children will understand...but we can try!

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  9. When I was young, all girls were taught by their mothers, 'The first time he hits you, don't wait. Don't give him a second chance. Pack your bags and go. Come straight back home to your family.' What a pity this is not taught now!

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  10. Some have a difficult time letting go despite the not clicking...

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  11. Letting go is impossible for some. Enjoy your holiday.

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  12. Love this poem ... the rhyming is stellar. AND, you made me smile.

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  13. Wonderful and a very poignant message!

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  14. "Wait for a new dawn and never grieve". Wonderful!
    Hope you have a lovely vacation!

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  15. Letting go begins as early from the toddling age and the enormity only grows with age and time. Loved the way you played it. The rhyme sinks in the truth with a child's innocence.

    have a wonderful vacation!

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  16. One still tends to cling on with hope... sometimes.

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  17. Wonderful indeed.......

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  18. Love the thought of just drifting. Well Done.

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  19. Panchali,

    A very uplifting poem, when dealing with a sensitive time..

    Enjoy your holidays!!

    Eileen

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  20. Amazing as ever...one should never seek grievance in our life...loved it thoroughly

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  21. Wonderful poem and the image goes very well with it.

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  22. What a beautiful compassionate poem I admit to lingering too long in sadness. Great lessons!

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  23. Beautifully written as always Panchaliji :)

    Wow.. have a safe trip and please do come back with loads of travelogues to share with us!

    http://privytrifles.blogspot.in

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  24. Hard times for youngsters saying goodbye to friends, but good lessons taught by a loving parent ...

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  25. It is better to step aside rather than fight, right? Sometimes the hurt never goes away; sometimes it's the regret.
    I hope you are doing well, Panchali di. :)

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  26. ...ah, it just says that we can't just settle to anything less for we deserve something better than the last.. loved this... smiles...

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  27. Good advice here. Loved the way its told with kindness. And the picture rounds it up nicely.
    Dropping by from Verse First.

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  28. Well crafted ma'am. Enjoy your vacation and be back with more cadence

    geetashree

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  29. Terrific poem. Love the line: When it's time say goodby and drift.

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  30. Superb poem, picture perfect! Loved reading it.

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  31. Really nice poem! Have a wonderful vacation!:)

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  32. Beautifully versed! Lovely lilt!

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  33. Have a lovely trip, Di.
    Came here after long and felt like I knew you a little more :D

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