Mystic Indian

My Lil' Nephew

You were born, a little baby boy to my sister

And when you opened your eyes to see the world,

I was just one amongst so many, rejoicing your birth.

Little did I know, that you would soon be there to be

my child, my father and my God.

Fate brought us together..

And each day, as I held you in my arms,

Spoke to you words that made no meaning to you..

Cleaned you up, helping my mother, your mother..

Grumbling as I lost sleep with your non-stop weeping,

Started to smile more when you enjoyed the first throw and catch…

I Kept on singing, unaware that you didn’t like it much,

Eagerly trying to gain your attention, unaware…

Experiencing parenting without being a parent myself..

I slowly became a child again.

I started sharing with you moments – your special moments,

Like watching your first step,

Hearing your first word,

The first bike ride and regular rides everyday

Your liking for “bayoo” or balloon - which kept bouncing and flying to your will

The surprising taste you developed for fried fish

And your love for music and Britney Spears on television..

And the stubborn calm you maintained whenever your mother left to your father

without informing you…

And when she got back, you forgot everything and loved her more

You hid in yourself a mysterious spirit

That made most of us around you to look inwards and reflect

And discover their being.

Your mother still came running back to you…

And I realized no one can ever be without you…

No one can.

And I never knew you would find the lost little boy inside me…

And with you, I look inward to the child.

And he made friends with you.

He normally never likes to meet anyone, until you came

And changed it all.. My beloved lil angel for a nephew!

At times, you didn’t care less for me.

You had started inquiring into things and were busy

As much as I had to play adult and work and earn..

But evenings were always ours after I came from work..

You always wanted to see me smile…

And showing me and sharing with me

Your every new discovery

Or introducing your new friend -

the nameless dog from the street

who you wanted to feed every night

and when he wasn’t around,

you had a stuffed pug toy

that you fed.

You never liked me when I was glum or cried silently

You wanted me to laugh and play again… My father!

With every new game you invented

And new things you discovered

From a pen to a toy

You never failed to share the joy with me as I grew up

With you for one and a half years.


You have gone to live with your father and mother

Separation from a loved is something you understood early on

but I didn’t.

I didn’t think of what would be of my life

without you around.

I come home every day after work to find,

There’s no home. No child.. No father..

And I realize, God… you’re gone!

I remember God now

As I am troubled..

I remember you

You have left me, without warning

I wouldn’t blame you, may be you did,

But I must have failed to heed to it

And I suffer in tearful silence and loneliness.

Lost child again, lost without you.

I hear over the phone that you are fine

And you miss me, whenever a biker passes by.

And call out for me.

I know you will come back but different

Grown up a few centimeters tall, a few books older

And with new moments you lived,

But I don’t know if you will come back as a child

And bring me out of my lost world, and share with me your toys

Or as a father, and teach me your new wisdom,

Or as a God, who will forgive me and love me again.

Just come back when you can.

I am hanging around, waiting for you

Dear child, my father, my God.

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 3, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Comments about My Lil' Nephew by Mystic Indian

  • Roseann Shawiak (5/11/2016 3:50:00 AM)

    Wow! Enchanting and mystical poem, enticing my spirit throughout while reading it! Sadly touching, yet inspiring to see the love between you and your lil' nephew. Wonderfully articulated, well written even rhythm, really enjoyed this poem. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn

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  • Obinna Eruchie (9/26/2009 10:48:00 AM)

    A wonderful loving tribute to your little nephew. Wonderful.

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  • Anand Madhukar (9/11/2009 10:35:00 AM)

    An excellent write with good narration though perhaps a tad too long.

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  • Ravi SathasivamRavi Sathasivam (9/6/2009 1:58:00 AM)

    A good poem with deep thoughts.
    Well penned
    Thanks for sharing with me

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  • Mubeen SadhikaMubeen Sadhika (9/3/2009 8:15:00 AM)

    The narration is quite long. But still interesting. Deserves 10+

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  • Maya Hershey (8/17/2009 3:11:00 PM)

    oh how a lovely poem like story.. was long though.. enjoyed it much... good job 10++

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  • Seema(Aanamika) 80 (8/10/2009 3:42:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Keeping writing10.Even I have written one poem on my niece.and its atrue poem! !

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  • ~Heart of Ice~ ¢♦ ¢♦ ¢ (8/10/2009 2:37:00 AM)

    absolutely amazing. i loved it! ! ! ! it's really great that u love ur nephew so much. beautiful and simple. keep it up man! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! this is good!

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  • Krishnamurthy Gurusankaran (8/9/2009 12:11:00 PM)

    wow.... all this as a father i am going through.... i am really able to relate.... you won't believe... i many a times share with my wife that the boy is god......the smile, the exploration... the looks.... and we learn a lot from him.... the moments are captured in a nice way...fantastic aaryaan.

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  • Joycee Dimple (8/7/2009 9:27:00 AM)

    We had a glimpse of the little world you and Vasin created for yourself...It was more like a cobweb, intricated yet so well structured...a small world within the big world, a real world within the surreal world...and I don't know when you have written this or if Vasin has come back or not...but the golden moments you guys spent together came alive...the fact remains you are the best surrogate father I have ever met...

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (8/3/2009 2:33:00 PM)

    nice poem, well penned with deep thoughts..........

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  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (8/3/2009 1:12:00 PM)

    looks like u like ur little nephew as i do mine, i got a poem with same title,

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