A Visitor In My Life

My heart was like a crispy toast
A nudge here and a knock there
And crumbles would scatter on the dusty floor.
I had become weak and touchy
Waiting for a balmy soul to heal my wounds.
Time passed and a gallant came
Tall and poised, calm and serene
He tip toed into the archway
Without being known.
He took stock of my life and of those around
Slowly the heart became lighter and the step more agile
Cheeks were glowing and eyes all immersed in work.
The rippling laughter drowned the bouncing hearts
That breathed a multitude of gratitudes.
The time had ripened
For old to wither and new to feather.
Peace transcended as creativity bloomed
And toil gave way to an eternally celebrated life.
For all mankind faith is a must to turn crust into trust,
Leading all to evergreen forests
Resounding with the melody of the singing larks.

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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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