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Monday, July 1, 2013

An Empty Nest


She opened her lovely eyes
 To look up at bright starry sky
I bent n kissed the sweetie pie
    A swollen chest held in pride
She grew from a cuddly baby
     To a girl chirpy bubbly bright
Every day was sunshine n dreamy night
     Time rolled on with sounds of delight
The nest today stands empty n quiet
  She flapped her wings for a long flight
Have a happy life never any blight
   Smiles abound never ever gloomy sights


PS: Picture kind courtesy Google

66 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Was just talking to my mom today about having an empty nest.

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    1. Agree Saumya, the story of an empty nest is almost universal !

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  2. So meaningful and depicting truth of life..

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    1. Am sure it was easy to relate, Manjulika! Thank you!!

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  3. Bittersweet! Reflects life!

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    1. Absolutely right, Rachna! Bitter sweet indeed:)

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  4. oh sooo beautiful and lovely... I did fly too and I can assure you more than empty nest flight is also painful...
    Very well written rahul sir :D

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    1. Can understand Ramya that the flight of the bird is also painful but that is the way for every new begining:)A big thanks!

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  5. This is the second time that I have left my parents' nest empty, and though I can say they feel that bad because of mobile phones, I am enjoying being on the outside.

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    1. Parting with loved ones is painful but then one has to make his/her own place in this world!

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  6. awww.... the empty nest snydrome strikes!

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    1. It does strike and one has to find ways to let it not affect:)

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  7. Very beautiful Rahul. The empty nest remains empty if an effort is not made to bring a meaning and identity of its own.

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    1. The nest may be empty but the life has so many meaningful things to enjoy and seek pleasures from:) Thanks a lot Padmaja!

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    1. Yes indeed Rachna ,and thanks for your kind appreciation!

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  9. Beautifully expressed... the ways of life!!

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    1. A big thanks Shilpa and the way of life it is!

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  10. A wonderful poetic metaphor for the realities of life.Thanks for your kind words over at mine,

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    1. A huge thanks Sam and these realities of life are the process of evolution:)

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  11. Loved the picture too - old parents waving off their dazzling, darling offspring. Guess we have to let them go, dear Rahul, our hearts heavy, yet happy for them.

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    1. So true KayEM that the off springs have to soar high and we must make their flights easier:)

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  12. A very sweet poem dear Rahul, my nest doesn't stay empty for long, my babies keep coming back. :)
    Hugs
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. A big thanks Dianne and yes the nest remains open for pecking anyime:)

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    1. A huge thanks, Radhika that you liked:)

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  14. As parents you feel that when your kids leave home, specially with girls. Beeaaauutiful poem Sir :)

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    1. I know you understand this so well Saru, having flapped your wings for realizing your dreams:) Thanks a lot and wish all birds like you soar higher!!

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  15. Guess there is a pain in letting go and there is a joy in it as well. So beautifully penned, sir :)

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    1. Thank you Arti! True it is a bitter sweet aspect of life:)

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  16. Awesome!!!.. simplicity and strength both conveyed in style.
    Very impressed !!.. Keep it going, am sure you would : )

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  17. Thanks a lot Nuthan for those kind words!

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  18. So many truths in such a short poem.

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  19. She(my MOM) said and I quote "beautiful"
    we both loved your poem Rahul Sir..:)
    She and I could totally connect to it..:)

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    1. Oh this is so nice! A big thanks to you and your mom for having liked the poem and being able to connect to it!

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  20. A wonderful poem with a beautiful perspective!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Shreya! Maybe you could relate to your own situation as bird who took the flight:)

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  22. Muito doce.
    °º✿✿ Bom fim de semana!!!
    °º✿ Tudo de bom!!!!
    º° ✿♥ ♫° ·. Beijinhos do Brasil.

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    1. Thanks a lot Rupertt, for those kind words of appreciation!

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  24. It is beautiful Pa! Seamlessly strung eloquence with the most tender thought :)

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    1. Tender thoughts for the most lovable child:)

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  25. it struck so deep in my heart..

    Lovely sir.. Emptying nest.. an imp step

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    1. Thanks Jyoti, for getting that feel!The empty nest syndrome stays but other thing need to fill the emptiness created:)

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  26. Such is life. I could relate a lot to it. The heart wants the bird to fly and be happy, the heart knows the bird cannot stay behind, but still it cannot let go of the bird either. Sigh.

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    1. True Ashwini, it is difficult to hold the bird back so one hopes it flies higher in life to fulfill all the aspirations!

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