Mamta Agarwal

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A Priceless Day - Poem by Mamta Agarwal

One day,
On my way,
I went to meet my granddaughter
and spend the day with her.

I shared her joy
As she showed me her new toys.
Later we went for a walk
To the deer park.

She held my hand,
But soon ran ahead
Without any fear
As she spotted the deer.

And tried to peer
Into the enclosure.
She would not pay heed
As she tried to feed
Them with her small hands
As they flocked to her like old friends

She laughed and danced with glee
And seemed utterly carefree.
Soon it was four
I dropped her at her door.
It was a priceless day
I felt as I drove away

I looked back and saw she was in her maid’s lap,
Tired and all set to have a nap.
She waved with both hands at me.
I too kept waving till I could see.
Then I put my against the back rest
Could feel the heart beat in my chest.

I recalled how she had hugged me,
And I didn’t want to set her free.
She really has a way
To make you happy and feel gay
She brings out the child in me
And I rediscover what it’s to just be.


Comments about A Priceless Day by Mamta Agarwal

  • Sarwar Chowdhury (9/20/2008 7:24:00 AM)


    ..reading this poem I am touched by a sacred love feeling! Ammmmmazing no doubt and...............+++++++10 (Report) Reply

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  • (9/14/2008 8:00:00 AM)


    Your each and every word is really touching in this poem. How you spent the priceless day with your granddaughter was really awesome and beautiful. Your have an inner eyes to observe everything that's why we poets always feel delighted. I wish everyone could be a poet like you. (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (8/26/2008 5:21:00 AM)


    Now I find myself in trouble.I want to say this is the Best of Your compositions.
    This is indeed a priceless poem.Should remain in my Favourites.
    True Human Love is depicted.
    (10/10)
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  • Marilyn Lott (8/24/2008 9:31:00 AM)


    I know exactly how you feel about spending time with your granddaughter. I recently spent the day with mine, taking her school shopping. I treasure these moments with my little angel. Nice poem that many can relate to.

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn
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  • (7/25/2008 10:10:00 PM)


    Children are angelic hearts from heaven their minds so innocent they can give happiness in abundance.. Priceless day is a precious gift to readers... pleasant one with so much love.

    Rema
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (7/22/2008 9:58:00 AM)


    Those sudden unexpected joys make our lives rich. Priceless piece of poetry. why I missed ur poems so far? I wonder!
    sathya narayana
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  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (7/3/2008 5:30:00 AM)


    Hello Mamta. Thank God for the wionderful rich memories and the precious times with our children. Pleasant read. Loyd (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (5/16/2008 10:29:00 AM)


    A deep feeling
    Free-thinking
    Simply enjoying
    That makes us innocent
    Just like a child.
    There comes the joy
    With all its purity
    Priceless Of course...

    Enjoyed the sense of Joy in this poem.
    Thank you.
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  • (4/17/2008 3:17:00 AM)


    written in simple and attractive diction..remonds me of wordsworth's Prelude'
    small children make us feel a second childhood...I liked reading it.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 10, 2008


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