“SIBLING LOVE”

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With increasing responsibilities and unending efforts to give and to be your best in all you do; certain revelations leave you spell bound in the midst of a hectic day……….

The more I look around…..and the closer I analyse people’s lives….I feel there is nothing in the world as gratifying as having siblings to fall back upon. A wave of gratitude sweeps over and I can’t thank enough……any amount of giving back would fall short against the gifts our parents gave us.

Quite often we complain…….that there isn’t time to communicate; yet the “how-are-you” echoes in the heart in the middle of a busy day. Days and months pass………yet even a very long interlude cannot take away the comfort felt on hearing…”how are you doing these days?”

Then there are so many memories to fall back upon………..the pranks, purposely tearing off the posters on the walls, conspiring to hide facts like poor grades, sultry afternoons, sneaking out for biking and stealthily returning, stealing pickles from the pantry while one kept guard( usually the younger one was adjudged this task)…….oh!….the list is endless.

The Sun still rises

And the moon still beckons

At night, the guava tree

In our backyard

Still lowers its head

When the breeze flows free

 

The terrace is still

All aglow…..

when moonlight adorns its pearls

That corner where we ducked in

To spend the entire night

To see how the morning unfurls……

 

That afternoon when you forced me

Dear brother,

To climb the mango tree

And how you never helped me descend;

It often comes back

How you laughed with glee……

 

The drinks we shared

And passed wicked smiles

When any of our mischief was unobserved

“We can do this again….”

Said the gleam in our eyes…….

 

The inward eye

Still watches you……..

I know you must feel the same

No matter what we do;

We cannot forget every little game……..

 

Only let me know

If the terrace still abounds

In memories of yesteryears…….

And the moon…….

Does it still hide behind the clouds

When under the open skies we slept………

 

Days and nights

Of togetherness

Are witness to the strong ties we share

No matter how unnerving the challenges,

I know we can dare………..

To keep alive the childhood glee……..

 

 

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