Saturday, August 14, 2010

365 Days.


It's been a year since the last talk,
A year since you fed the cows in the morn,
A year since we had our last walk,
A year since you fed me butter wala corn,
A year since you teased Granny as a routine,
A year since you ate oily disgusting potato chips,
A year since you gulped zillions of calcium and protein,
A year since you asked me GK riddles,
A year since you stared unblinkingly at Deepika Padukone,
A year since you were as fit as a fiddle,
A year since you fed me chocolate cones.

A year since you put up with my tantrums,
A year since you made every pain seem mild,
A year since you cheered up when I was glum,
A year since you played with your great grand child,
A year since you followed politics diligently,
A year since you discussed the future of Indian cricket with me,
A year since you flirted with Granny in front of us shamelessly,
A year since you smiled that last smile with so much glee.

I wished you Happy Independance Day when I last talked to you.
Was it a coincidence that it turned out to be the last thing I ever said to you?
Each day since then, about you, I always ponder,
It's true, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
P.S- Some newbies might not get it, so have to clarify, I guess. This post is a dedication to my grandpa who passed away a year ago. My grandmom is still alive, FYI. And yes I'm okay, just thought I should write something about him.

22 comments:

peter said...

This surely is an awesome dedication :)

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

It's something very personal for my comment. :)

Mads, the pics says it all.

ANWESA said...

I'm sure your Granpa will know what you feel,wherever he is.

Vignesh said...

That was so beautiful.. and the picture sooo cute :) May his blessings all be with you

Sweta said...

:)u made me remember my nana :(

Sweta said...

simply awesummmmmmmmmmmmm

Anurag said...

It's been a year since I commented on your blog :D :D

cutie pic...

enna da...ohh sorry..enna di? :D :D

Akansha Agrawal said...

I will only echo your sis... this is one of your best compositions... :) :(

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

Wonderful!! :D

فاطمة نصرط said...

Nice Dedication. MaY you Grandpa's Soul RIp :))

And you lookk So swweeeeeeet!!!!!

Abhinav said...

:-|

Mads!

:-(

I feel very sad.

the mutt said...

Very poignant. Wonderfully written... and so true.

bhaw said...

Oh Baby...goosebumpbs. Prayers and love!

And please don't tell me this CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE baby is you!!!
I Mean choooooooo cute...madzzz post more baby pics of you- you are super dilicious adorable baby..bitie bitie bitie !!

Aditi..............:) said...

The poem says it all...I so miss my grandpa too.....he is a hero for me till date!

Just attaching a link to the post I wrote for him...

http://readmeout-aditi.blogspot.com/2008/03/yesterday-while-peeking-into-sankets.html

Vinnie said...

a sweet little dedication to a sweet little grandpa...i always missed having my grandparents around, i somehow love oldies!!

how's u girl?

Arpit Rastogi said...

Those lines are great..
lovely dedication.

Scribblers Inc said...

Good writeup...silent prayers...

Scribblers Inc.

Prianca said...

Experienced the same loss two years ago in july.
Could completely feel the underlying emotions here.
nice dedication mads!~

Aw.S.M said...

I m so sorry I took this much time to comment on what I feel is ur best post to date... and rightly so..its about one of your fav persons ever.

I know how much you miss him. I ve seen you go from yak yak yak to library room quiet in the weeks after his death. I ve seen you despise life and the world. But then just like your grandpa wouldve wanted it, u became the damn again :) and I m sure he is smiling because of it.

Lemme tell you that like us, your grandpa too is extremely proud of u *ruffles hair* and the person that you have become and YOU owe it to him to get even better..after all he IS awesome right?.

So go on lil one..make your grandpa proud...may your future be just as beautiful as this poem :)

luv
amith

kunwar said...

awesome... :d

manisha said...

Its my 1st comment on ur blog :)ur grandpa wud be very happy to read this dedication

vanilla sky said...

Lovely rememberance :)
He's always blessing you from wherever he is :)