My dearest little (not little anymore😢😌) Sayu,
Fourteen years ago, in that much-awaited morning
I wrapped my then small, soft palm
Around your tender, tiny fingers
Not ever wanting to let go
Of the joy I felt like never before
As I watched your sleeping face,new
Faintly aware of the touch of someone
Precious but still unknown;
Child as I was, I stood enraptured,
Filled with inexplicable wonder
While I admired your delicate features,
Innocent and untainted by this gruesome world.
Today, during those rare evening walks
Or while crossing the road amid the busy traffic
My now full-grown, womanly fingers
Find protection and solace in your palm
That has outgrown mine, on its transition
From boyish softness to manly roughness;
Until a few years ago, I had patted your head
That rested serenely on my bosom
Now,for my habitual naps during long drives,
You pat mine slowly,cautious not to ruffle my hair,
Each stroke filled with love and care
As I rest my head delightfully on your chest.
I wonder when you started to grow so tall..
While puberty is doing its duty well,
I miss that little boy whom I could easily lift;
But I know that I love the ‘you’ now too
Who is towering as days go by
Even so, no matter how old you grow
You would always be my little baby boy
Who had entered my small world to light up my life.
Even today,as I kiss your forehead affectionately
I can still get the faint aroma of the tiny one
Who was lying next to my, nay ,our mother,
(Which had been originally my space)
On that much anticipated,memorable day.
I love you, my boy, more than I could ever express
All my words, rebukes, cuddles and kisses
Are my ways to let you know how much you matter
In my now enlarging world.
As seasons come and go, and as trees grow leaves anew
I hope that you turn into a fine gentleman
Of virtues, words, wisdom and worth
So that not just I shall find delight in your presence,
May the whole world too find its light in your essence.
Your dear big sister, Surya.🤗😊
Last Saturday (3/6/17), my cute little brother, Sayooj, turned 14…yeah, that age when every kid starts questioning and stating every single thing with the air of a ‘know-it-all-better-than-you’ scholar. I always wanted to do something special for his birthday, just like any doting sister. We don’t have a tradition of buying birthday gifts in my family, but we do celebrate together in our own ways. Since this was his first birthday after this blog was born, I wanted to dedicate a post for him as birthday special. Because of time constraint on 3rd, I couldn’t write the special post then. I thought that this weekend would be suitable, especially since yesterday’s daily prompt (Tender) reminded me of the first time we met…