Tuesday, May 20, 2014

To Let Go

Walking down the aisle
Arm in arm,
Your radiance fills the open skies
My heart swells,
And I stagger at these last few steps
They seem like a hundred miles...

Rushes of memory fly past
I take a deep sigh,
the first time my hand let go of yours
plays like a loop...
In my mind it's set in a cast.

The sunset had set ablaze the sky
and I could see the same colours
In your eye, confident,
Into the dusk you had rode off...

On the bike had hopped my little girl
But once of, you had transformed
I had known then, you'd leave one day...

But it seems like just yesterday...
And I am not ready....yet...

To let go...


Linking to Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Bicycling

36 comments:

  1. Such vivid images of riding...took me back to my own childhood days... :)

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  2. Aww. It is tough to give a child away in marriage, but she'll always be your daughter. And now you have grandchildren someday to look forward to!

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    1. :) Stephanie....that day might come for me someday... Right now I'm in the carefree-just married stage of my life!

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  3. Oh, how I cried when my daughter got married . . . You can't help but still see her as that little girl . . .
    Blessings, Aditi!

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    1. It is so difficult for both the daughter and the parents no? Sigh!! I had instructed my Mom not to cry and she was alright, well till I was getting in the car to go....

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  4. Such a nice post. My dad was not alive to give me away in marriage but, my brother did and I know how it feels.

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    1. Thanks a lot Belinda! And I know how your heart feels! Love

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  5. Lovely!! To let go is indeed the hardest! My recent post somewhat synced with your theme!

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    1. Thanks Nibhz....hopping over to your blog soon!

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  6. Beautiful poem, Aditi. It is difficult to let go your precious loved ones.

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  7. How appropriate for today as I am visiting my daughter this week (and my little grandson). It was so hard to 'let her go' but the rewards far outweigh the apprehension.

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    1. Hugs Carol! I'm sure! Have a great time with your daughter and grandson! Such preciousness!! :)

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  8. This was beautifully written and your imagery and emotions brilliantly vivid! ♥

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  9. It is indeed difficult to let go of your loved ones. I know how it feels like. The poem is beautiful.

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  10. I doubt I can ever completely let go...especially when it comes to the wedding day. Hugging my daughter tighter after reading this. Words from the heart, Aditi. You make my day.

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  11. Very touching depiction of the moment..."the first time my hand let go of yours" - emotional and got etched in my mind - my daughter is growing...

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    1. Awww Jayanta...kids sure do grow up fast...Sigh!! But cherish these 'now' moments!

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  12. Lovely poem, Aditi. You have captured the mother's emotions nicely.

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    1. Thanks Beloo. ..could be either parent. Here is was thinking from a father's view...

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  13. It is difficult to 'let go'. When your daughter, ' the flesh of your flesh and, the blood of your blood' gets married and leaves you, the separation is very painful.

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    1. I know Usha ji...but inevitable circle of life no?

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  14. This was splendid...Memories came back and now for some reason, I miss my Dad!

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    1. Hugs Red!! It was a Dad speaking here....I missed mine too while writing this!

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  15. This is a beautifully touching poem, Aditi. It really hits home/
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  16. So beautiful, Aditi! I could feel the emotion and it broke my heart when you said this: "But it seems like just yesterday...And I am not ready....yet...To let go..." So touching!

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  17. very difficult ot let go.. but we do need to let go ... children grow up and have their own life to follow now ..

    beautifully written

    Bikram

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