Usha Pisharody

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Moment Lost Forever... - Poem by Usha Pisharody

A little girl stood
beside her
Arms outstretched.
Demanding, commanding
Carry me.

She looked down
from the curtains
she was pinning.
Not now dear. Busy, you see?

The moment passed.
The little girl stepped back.
Forever. It was one too many times.
Not again, ever, would she ask.

And she. Waiting to finish,
to pick her up and cuddle.
Impatient, finding her, at last –
In the tree house,
busy with her family.

She. Arms outstretched
eyes pleading in apology.

Not now, Mama. Busy, you see?

30 April, ‘07

Comments about Moment Lost Forever... by Usha Pisharody

  • (4/15/2008 12:06:00 PM)

    It is such a deep poem, Keshav Sir mentioned that he was touched for the daughter but I felt guilt from the mother’s end....
    .. meeting all ends is really difficult sometime, busy mothers find difficult to spare time due to social responsibilities and work pressure..
    The time is lost for ever…what you soon get back in return..
    The composition is outstanding… more is required to read in between the lines and definitely arouse maternal feelings.
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  • (4/12/2008 10:46:00 AM)

    a touching poem, usha...perhaps this night, i wiil go sleep thinking of that little girl only... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

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