NaPoWriMo, Day 7 : Serendipity
Today’s challenge was to write a poem on luck and fortuitousness. For this we had to make lists on things lost, things found and choose one out of those and write a poem connecting it.
Writing this poem brought back some beautiful memories of days bygone, of childhood and mom’s daily letters to me when I was away at boarding school.
I truly enjoyed writing this poem. Hope you enjoy reading it as much.
I lost a diary
In golden letters –
On it’s black cover,
was engraved “1999′.
It had a few laughs,
A few forgotten tears,
And my biggest fears,
It had mom’s recipes,
And some of grandmother’s too,
Mom’s advice on life,
And how I felt on becoming a wife!
I searched all over,
Under the beds and in the drawers,
Rummaged through the cupboards,
And the cardboard boxes in the store.
But nowhere did I find it!
Tucked away in the far corner,
A dusty, old, briefcase lay,
Long unopened, slightly broken,
Filled with my little sister’s treasures-
A rusted silver medal,
A collection of erasers,
A long, handwritten, letter
Signed off ,
“Love you always”
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