Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Autumn (Day One post for OctpoWriMo2013)

...and I wandered aimlessly
crunching the leaves that fell,
as if they were tears
the trees shed in grief for me,
my heart: lonely
longing for you, 
the chilly air
binds,
as I cover myself
with a shawl.
I remembered the moments 
we walked together,
on such lazy afternoons,
you holding my hand,
and
my palm looked so small
to you big one.
You telling me stories of wonder land
of birds, beasts and princesses
and how they were saved by 
their princes in armour.
Big eyed I dreamt one day
my prince would come
and imagined myself in distress
and when I told you about it 
you just laughed away.

Now I am in the autumn of my life
as you were then
I miss you 
for times have changed
but one thing remained as it is
Today I tell stories to my grandchildren
the ones you told me 
when I was a little child.










12 comments:

Nimue said...

beautiful :)

vivinfrance said...

This is charming. I love the way you link your young self with the now. I too am a Gran, and tell stories to the young ones.

Nave said...

A walk to remember :-) Beautifully penned!!

Lady Whispers said...

lovely :)

Lady Whispers said...

Such beautifully and charming way of writing you have.

Rhi Williams said...

Interesting poem. you need to fix one line:
"to you big one."

You missed the R :)

Morgan Dragonwillow said...

Sweet memories that sprinkle our lives with love. Thank you for sharing.

Aavika Dhanda said...

Oh the story held my heart.
Beautiful! :)

Aavika Dhanda said...

Beautifully written!

Linda Roy said...

So sweet and full of heart.

payal agarwal said...

Sweet memories..:)

sunita said...

A soulful journey down memory lane :)