When.

When you no longer wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee,

When you unlock the door to an empty home sans a happy face and a welcoming smile,

When you tearfully look at that familiar bindi on the mirror,

When you see a pair of shoes missing,

A forgotten kurti,

When the kitchen becomes all too strange like never before,

When yesterday’s sambhar replaces piping hot kooTu,

When the window looks bare,

With no one waving from behind the curtains,  

When a little something from somewhere tugs at your heart like never before,

Those obscure nooks filled with treasures,

Of laughter, dancing and chatter

When you don’t scram from office to run home,

You know that your mother has left for her other home.

 

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23 comments

  1. greenboochi · October 22, 2013

    Hugs dear! Many many hugs! 😦

  2. Sugar and Spice · October 22, 2013

    Aaah! I can relate to this much.. Hugs!

  3. summerscript · October 22, 2013

    Hugs dear!

  4. KP · October 22, 2013

    A toiuching poem

  5. Titaxy · October 22, 2013

    aww hugs. there’s always a next time that she will visit. 🙂

  6. Deeps · October 22, 2013

    Awww! I so know how you must be feeling, Kismi..hugs!

    Hope your mother comes back to be with you again soon 🙂

  7. Arch · October 22, 2013

    😦

  8. Tharani · October 22, 2013

    Awww hugs hugs…

  9. The Girl Next Door · October 23, 2013

    Awwww! Hugs, dearie. I so know that feeling. 😦

  10. Zephyr · October 24, 2013

    You almost had me there, girl! Separations and reunions keep happening. They are part of life.

    • kismitoffeebar · October 25, 2013

      Thank you Zephyr.. it is a very grounded perspective. Hard to maintain that objectivity when I get to involved.. But am much better now. After a zillion phonecalls and assured facetime-s 😛

  11. Amit · October 26, 2013

    There are so many people who fill our life at various points of time but no one stays with us throughout our life. Strange, right?
    Take care. How will you meet again if you don’t separate? 🙂

    • kismitoffeebar · October 28, 2013

      So true, Amit.
      Thank you. I can’t wait to meet 🙂

  12. pixie · October 28, 2013

    ooh! I know what you mean!! 😦
    I miss my mom too!!

    Hugs!

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