My poem, ‘ My dad, the Pied Piper’ was published on 26th November 2021, on my dad’s first death anniversary by Spillword Press. It was very kind of them to publish the poem on the very date. I wrote the poem a month earlier and sent it to them informing them about the death anniversary in the comments section of the Submissions page. I am also telling you this, so you know that this was how I felt a month before his death anniversary- I felt a sudden longing to see him and hear from him again. On the day of the anniversary, however, I felt stronger, at ease.

The link to the poem is below.

Your phone lies dead in my bedside drawer
I plug the charger in
It doesn’t bother me how long it’ll take
to revive- ‘coz I’m not sure
why I’m doing this
what I’m looking for
what I expect to find

I hear a beep – it comes alive
And I wish it were that easy
to bring back to life
anything dead

https://spillwords.com/my-dad-the-pied-piper/

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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!

10 replies on “Published: My dad, the Pied Piper

    1. It was, Andrea… so amazingly thoughtful of the publications to do it. Despite the sadness around it, they made me happy with this gesture. I’m so glad you liked reading the poem. After clicking the ‘send’ button,I hadn’t been too sure. I’m glad I did, now.

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    1. Thank you so much Manja. Wrote a poem after a really long time. Somehow, the poems had stopped. I’m so glad it touched you. Thank you for the share, for the heart and your words XXX

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    1. Hi Robbie. Thank you for your warm words. You are one of the few people who i know who hasn’t gone through it and yet is extremely understanding. I understand how bad it must have been to see Michael going through it. I’ve experienced it with my older one too. I hope Michael’s doing well now.

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