Nilika Athauda


Letter From Italy


Along the letter's passages
sentences and words
though I read with eagerness,
compiling all the items she's sent,
to find four simple words
which she has forgotten to send
with ship full of merchandise, as usual.
Hopelessly beaten I sat on floor,
as years I have waited
for her to return
Yet:
She has forgotten my age and size
as well as to say
"I love you son"

Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Edited: Monday, August 13, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 20,575 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/29/2014 12:05:00 AM)

    Congrats. a well deserved poem of the day, with the desired magical words-
    Yet:
    She has forgotten my age and sizeas
    well as to sayI love you son (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,477 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/28/2014 7:04:00 PM)

    a package filled with items in a way says I love you son..the 4 words most wanted for the poet of this poem to hear..remember love can be expressed in many different words and action speaks louder than words.. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,477 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/28/2014 7:03:00 PM)

    a package filled with items in a way says I love you son..the 4 words most wanted for the poet of this poem to hear..remember love can be expressed in many different words and action speaks louder than words.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 394 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (8/28/2014 10:53:00 AM)

    Should a mother use the four letter word
    To express her heart seemingly unknown
    When she is in the very air you breathe
    And in the restless waters that endlessly flow........

    Very good poem by Nikila. I invite you to my page too.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,094 Points * Sunprincess * (8/28/2014 8:22:00 AM)

    ............very nicely done....I love you, are the words everyone wishes to hear....coming from family is most important..... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,268 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/28/2014 5:36:00 AM)

    Shattered expectations of a loving son, expressed wonderfully. Truly touching. It really deserves to be the poem of the day. Well done! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,988 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (8/29/2012 12:43:00 AM)

    Very sad the pain indeed. An excellent writ. Lucid but much penetrative. Little lines but it has crossed a distance through the time. Unique....Yet I tell, mother / father reminds his/her son....the cry is matcheless......Pranab k c 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,988 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (8/29/2012 12:24:00 AM)

    Very sad from the perspective of a child. Strong write indeed. Lucid but much penetrative. Little lines but so long distance it crossed through the time. Excellent...........................Yet I have to tell, mother reminds her baby, this cry is matchless...........................................................Pranab k c 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lamis Fahal . (8/28/2012 6:05:00 PM)

    Very touching, because I know money or gifts can never Compensate for a parent love or hugs and kisses, but if they only knew that.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 896 Points Saadat Tahir (8/12/2012 1:03:00 PM)

    i read more then just a mothers love in this...
    i reckon it is deeper and geographic in magnitude...
    lovely

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