Mistakes short poem

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I often wondered why Eraser shrinks gradually to vanish for ever
I realised that the more mistake I did while doing Home work,
the more I have to use the eraser to correct my mistakes
I never for a moment thought that minimising my mistakes would enhance Life of eraser

Late in my life I realised that I am missing my dear mother a lot

My thoughts went back to my child hood days
Like doing mistakes in my academic life
I did lot of mistakes in my domestic life too

Like eraser helping me to correct my mistakes in my academics
and in the process gradually disappearing
my mother too was advising me and correcting my mistakes that
I committed umpteen times in my domestic life but in the process
her health deteriorated because of worries that I caused and one day
she left this world out of frustration

If I was studious and serious about my academics probably I would have saved the eraser from disintegrating
If I was responsible and committed to my domestic issues probably my mother would have lived longer

It is so true that the Eraser and Mother do the same thing as wiping out our mistakes
I feel guilty of shortening their life spans by my careless attitude in life
If I had handled my life with care probably I would have had both the eraser and mother still guarding me

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Ramapriya Nr

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I am a retired Engineer from the Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada. I have written several poems,short stories etc and have published two books namely ""Tri bhasha Kritigalu and Rampys vision on lifes mission and now it has become passion for me to continue writing. I have also developed several software computer programmes covering Technical,medical and general programmes
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Emotional it is and everyone of us can connect.
One important point to note is that a eraser can be replaced but certainly not the MOTHER.


Mistakes are part of life .often the mistakes are compunded due to ego positie thoughts enable to learn from mist akes


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