Saturday, 10 September 2016

Goodbye Golden Girl!

Why have tears seeped into my pillow?
Why have I turned into a weeping (not whomping*) willow?

It's time for my daughter to fly away from me,
It's time for her to cross the length of the Arabian Sea.
It's time for her to enter unknown water,
It's time for her to new territory charter.

Her college will open this coming week,
Into an exciting future she will take a peek.
Hard to believe but eighteen years have flown by,
And tomorrow, all too soon, it will be time to say goodbye.

We hope we have taught her to be a caring, successful adult,
She's entering a world so full of tumult.
We're praying a place for herself, she will carve,
And, for lack of time, won't let herself starve!

She's chosen medicine which is truly tough,
The next five and a half years will be really rough.
We pray she will remain covered by God's grace,
And He will help her to all challenges face.
As we well know, life in not an easy race,
And her course is a tough one to ace!

Her bubbly, sunshiny presence we will miss, no doubt,
She, in turn, may have a homesick bout!
But that's the way God meant it to be,
My mother and grandmothers have faced it before me!

Now I need to focus my time and energy on my son,
And, like her, help him get into a college ranked close to number one!
Right now, he honestly cares two hoots,
He'd rather pull on his football boots!

His sister has left big shoes to fill,
And currently the task seems completely uphill!


*only Harry Potter Fans will get this one!!


11 comments:

  1. Well expressed emotions.All our blessings to Sanjana.

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  2. Well expressed emotions.All our blessings to Sanjana.

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  3. Best luck Sanjana ... Life is tough but beautiful ! Anupama your words are simple but full of emotions !

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  4. Very well expressed and touching... close to heart poem. I am also sailing in the same boat Anupama..
    Our elder Son Chaitanya ..after completing engineering...last month he has left for US, NYC..for pursuing MS...and I am also experiencing the same ...

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  5. Very well expressed and touching... close to heart poem. I am also sailing in the same boat Anupama..
    Our elder Son Chaitanya ..after completing engineering...last month he has left for US, NYC..for pursuing MS...and I am also experiencing the same ...

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  6. I can understand u r feelings excellent expressions! That's what a mother feels when her child goes away from her! Wish all the best to dear Sanjana. There is no doubt she will top in her career! All my best wishes will always be with her! God bless ! 😊

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  7. I can understand u r feelings excellent expressions! That's what a mother feels when her child goes away from her! Wish all the best to dear Sanjana. There is no doubt she will top in her career! All my best wishes will always be with her! God bless ! 😊

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  8. Nice tribute. It is tough - I can feel it, too. You have done well raising a wonderful girl. She will continue on well. We said good-bye to Rachel and Isaac Tuesday. Sad but exciting!

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  9. So beautifully written. But your golden girl has left you only to conquer new horizons. So though you feel the pangs of separation you must be a proud mom.Sanjana will shine wherever she goes.

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