Wrapped in a fleece blanket

I saw you,

In the nurse’s arms

So little

A frown between your baby brows

Were you really mine?

A tadpole, hair standing up

Big, black eyes


Locked with mine


And made me theirs


The world around faded

Was, just you

Just me

And that one moment


in  the labyrinth

Of time

Then they whisked you away

All else, a blur


Decades later

They say I’m forgetting-

Have forgotten

Numbers, names


A pack of garbled images

Places, stories


 I remember

the sun streaming in 

half-open windows

A stretcher


in the  long corridor


And a smile


Radiating light

A new life

Shutting out the noise, a silence

I see you

I see me

And that moment



In time

All else, a blur

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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

18 replies on “All else, a blur

    1. Thank you so much Kamal. She wanted me to get rid of this picture:). Felt it did not do her justice. lol. Had to convince her to keep it. Had no idea how special that first moment is until it happened.

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        1. Yes was able to open and was reading the sample poems now. Too tired get out of bed now to get my card to order the full version. Like ‘Life is beautiful.’


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