Tuesday, March 10, 2015

'I'


Somedays I want
No food to cook, no beds to make
No laundry to foldno rugs to shake
No fights to sort of girls and boys
a little respite from all that noise
No kids who slowly drive me mad
Not even their ever wonderful dad.

Somedays I want to put up my feet 
to pick out a book and read and read
to sit in a mess if that's what I want
to wear raggedy rags I wouldn't dare flaunt
to swing in a swing or snuggle under a quilt 
to watch mindless TV without a shred of guilt.
to listen to a song and sing out loud
or lie on the grass and watch a cloud.

To rekindle a friendship over a hot cup of tea
A long forgotten friendship with myself and me.
In the books and quilt, the grass and the sky
Maybe that's where I'll find a little bit of 'I'.


Linking to ABC Wednesday for the letter 'I' with thanks to Mrs Nesbitt who thought up ABC Wednesday.


42 comments:

  1. Some days I want that too Tulika...Somedays I just want to be with my books and myself...free!!

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  2. Can I join you and can we each be our individual selves, side by side? Sigh ... I need a break.

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    1. Of course you can.. we'll watch the clouds together :)

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  3. Wow! That sounds so relaxing and comforting. Can I come and squeeze in with you and Shailaja!

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    1. Sure you can. We'll make a party out of it.

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  4. Loved this tulika...its amazing how some very basic and mundane activities become luxuries...

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    1. Yes, specially after you become a mom. Life changes.

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  5. I want that too! This is amazing because you perfectly mirrored my own wants and thought. I can so relate to this. Awesome!!!!

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    1. Glad you could relate. But then busy women/moms have pretty much the same dreams and desires.

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  6. Going to sleep with an image of chai and clouds and blue skies.. and it's all your fault :). Hope to have a day like this sometime soon, and the same to you too!

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    1. Thanks Aparna. Hope you slept well and had happy dreams.

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  7. Great poem' I am impressed. I wish you a great week
    Wil, ABCW

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    1. Thanks Wil. You have a good week too.

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    1. Thank you Magic eye! A road trip on a bike wouldn't be too bad either ;-)

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  9. Such a wonderful and apt poem, so spontaneous and just plain truth. Tulika you have written about the stuff of fantasies ;) we all want a couple of days maybe even a week like that!

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    1. Thank you Inderpreet - a week like that wow!!

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  10. Fabulous "prayer" :D Love it Tulika!

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  11. This is every ones desire.

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  12. Yes we all need that escape to rediscover that 'I' within. Very nicely written, Tulika!

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    1. Coming from you that's quite a compliment. Thanks Beloo.

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  13. Super poem...I can see taking a line a day and using it for my goal♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/incline/

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    1. That's a good idea. A line a day! Nice.

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  14. Sometimes we need to take care of ourselves for sure.
    Ann

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    1. Sure we do - but we need to remind ourselves sometimes.

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  15. Yes the 'me' time. :)
    Very well expressed and good take on 'I'.
    Happy ABCW!

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    1. Thanks Indrani. Me time is precious.

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  16. Oh yes! I would love days like those!!

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  17. Oh I want that too! Not even a day, just half a day would suffice :) If only.

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    1. Ha ha Smitha you are easily satisfied.

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  18. I saw an old friend (from 1958!) Saturday, and talked with another (from 1976!) yesterday!

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Friends make for great stressbusters. Good going Rog.

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  19. Hi OM !!! how have you been? hope all's well :)
    Lovely lines... Reminded me of the last couple of days that I had to myself..to rest n recover from a crazy busy schedule that came to an end last week.

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    1. Priya.. My God... Where have you been? Good to see you here.

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  20. Oh I wish! That's a lovely poem tulika.. loved reading

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