Cosmic Peace

Cosmic Peace elegy

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I have been wondering
Ever since you left us,
What were your thoughts
That early morn?
You were silent
While you lay quietly on bed.

For the past few months
You had learned to
Resign to your fate.
Your wounds were healing
Yet tired was your spirit
As you gave in to dependency
On others for your basic needs.
Much did you despise
Calling out to mother and child
To give you a helping hand
For necessities that you wished
To do yourself.
Shame and embarrassment
Was slowly overtaken by
I Have No Choice!

That morn you were to walk
Once again.
Mother and child freshened you
And you sipped your tea
Without a sound, without a word.
You were a little tired
As you lay back to rest,
Never to wake up again.

What thoughts crossed
Your mind that day?
We thought you were looking forward
To your first footsteps that day.
Or did you think
My first footsteps were with my mother
The second time would be crazily challenging?
Or is it that granny said
Don’t fret, don’t exhaust,
I’ll take you now on a heavenly journey?
Did you see the divine light
That forewarned you
Your hour has come?
Did god whisper a sweet welcome to you?
Were you happy or sad to leave mother and child?
Dad, did I come for once in your thoughts
Or did I remain in the periphery
With the earthly transactions
As you transcended into the cosmic peace?

I remain burdened with the bond of love.
I miss your warmth
As you enveloped me saying
The doors of my heart are always open.

Poet’s Note
A daughter wonders what her father must have thought before his demise, and if she came in his thoughts at the final hour.

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Balveen Cheema

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Balveen Cheema has been teaching English for 25 years. It is at the ripe age of 60 that she started penning her thoughts into poetry. Being brought up and educated by her grandparents in a cosmopolitan environs of Pune and visiting her parents in rural Punjab during her vacations, she shuttled between the modern and rural backgrounds . A strong streak of romanticism with nature and rustic pleasures is evident in many of her poems. At present she is residing in Chandigarh and still enjoying her first love, poetry!
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Laya Sarath

Intense…That the first word came to my mind…the bond between a daughter and father is inexplicable always….


I send you hugs for this heartfelt poem. You now have made me think—-do I leave
a nice poem for my family so they know I loved them and thought of them.

ramakrishnan chatakondu

I have no choice……..I have to like this poem

ammu sachariah

A heart touching poem. No words to express my feelings.

Randall Smith

To lose a close one is hard but it is harder to watch them erode from the person they were. You take on their pain but your tears are for you and not them. I told my mother goodbye and she had to go “home” because dad and her family were waiting for her. That was the hardest thing I ever did. that night, in her sleep she went home. The pain was over for her but we will always carry it. Thank you for this poem

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