Tuesday, 4 March 2008

My Brilliant Butterfly



Those shimmering wings unfurl,

You are now ready to fly!

So confident, so fearless, so sure …

And I’m rooted with sudden fear,

As you waltz towards the door!


My mind takes a journey, back,

To that wonderful Wednesday,

When the beautiful angel called you,

Was sent to us – the answer to our prayer!


The beautiful eyes, so full of trust,

The tiny hand, curled around my finger!

The dainty feet, that kicked with energy bursts!

The sunshiny unrestrained smile,

That always made me want to linger!


Still remember your first day of school,

How you didn’t want to let my hand go!

You kept peeking out the window –

To see if I was still there – thus reassured!


The dolls, the friends, the hurts, the joys,

The sharing of troubles, the growing out of toys!

Oh! The painful and awkward phases –

The brilliant butterfly finally emerging from the chrysalis!


We stand, the parents proud, today,

Happy, tearful, anxious, yet sure -

Our vibrant and lively butterfly –

Is ready to face the world and find her way!


My hand is doing the clinging now –

Like that little hand, on that long gone day!

You’re my little girl, though all grown

A mother’s heart wants you to stay!


This radiant beauty standing here –

Dazzling with her radiant smile –

Just waiting to fly and test her wings,

Will always be, at least for me

The little girl that held my hand –

Who needed me for everything!


Go! My magnificent butterfly –

Go out there and rule the world!

But if ever there’s loneliness inside –

And you need love and a hand to hold,

Come home and shed those precious pretty pearls –

For, to a mother’s heart you’ll always be a little girl!

6 comments:

P said...

Beautifully expressed.

My hand is doing the clinging now...

wonderful.

Sashu said...

The dolls, the friends, the hurts, the joys,
The sharing of troubles, the growing out of toys!
Oh! The painful and awkward phases –
The brilliant butterfly finally emerging from the chrysalis!


beautiful lines :) such a lovable n adorable muse sonal! simply loved it! warming write :)

lovely!!!!

Usha :) said...

This is one of your best for me!!

Loved the way this unfurled and unfolded tenderly...
REally really loved it!!

Vineeta said...

Made me teary all over again! The mother's heart wants you to stay -- yes, it always does! Love, maasi

Kiran said...

and if i were to choose this life i'l choose a girl so dear so near.. to share those pearls coz i know she'l always be there for me and for all those who look up to thee.......
see i'm already getting influenced... B E A UTIFUL...
whatever i have to say is gonna fall short of that lovely poem!

Sashu... said...

wow...de blog lukz smashin now!!!! :)