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baxbillant boy

He lives next door to me-

A little boy of five,

Sprightly, with a pair of happy eyes,

His tears are rare, unlike the smiles.

He lives next door to me-

Unaware that his father is no more,

He was sent away during the last rites, you know,

So he didn’t watch his dear Baba go.

He lives next door to me-

He senses something is amiss.

When his mother now tucks him into bed,

He wonders when Baba’s holiday will end.

He lives next door to me-

And the boy will soon figure out,

When he can’t answer an innocent ‘what’s your daddy do’?

I’m ‘fraid he’ll put together two and two.

He lives next door to me-

Much protected and loved,

by his Aai, Aaji and all others who know him.

He will never feel alone,

For we’ll teach him how to cycle,

We’ll cheer at his recital,

Buy him ice-creams with swirls,

We’ll warn him about the girls,

And by the time he’s ready to take off the training wheels,

Even the rare tears will have been switched with joyful squeals.

‘Baxbillant’ is what 5-year-old Manas says everytime you say ‘Excellent’ which is often because he is just that. Another weak stab at poetry…but I really hope his life brims with sweet joy. Please make a wish for anyone who has lost a loved one lately.

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6 responses

  1. Wow!!! It is good poetry…. sweet joy it is. 🙂

    February 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm

  2. Pranali

    aawww.. me like the poem.. 🙂 very nice..

    February 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm

  3. ridhima

    God!!!! that was reaaallllllly so sad… but it was really beautifully written! loved it! LOVE YOU.. *sob*
    xxx

    February 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

  4. sharmila

    The poem is baxbillant, just like Manas. And I didn’t know there was a poet beneath your ‘rock’y exterior.

    February 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm

  5. Prachi

    amazing bit of poetry!! i hope more is coming! didn’t know you wrote poems!! way to go! 😀

    February 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm

  6. fullyfurnished

    well there should be more. and better i hope. 🙂

    February 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm

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