Friday, November 17, 2006

Six Months and Yet Yesterday

the sages tell us
that time stops for no one
and yet the hands on the clock
stood completely still
words piercing
hands wringing
feet pacing across
cold linoleum
six months ago
and yet the senses are as sharp

the harsh drone of the machines
visitors shaking their heads in disbelief
doctors, dumbfounded and uncomforting,
in their crisp whites and blues
shuffling in and out of the sterile room
our palms tightly clasped
praying with unparalleled faith
to all persuasions for better news

and then there were
the kind, gentle whispers
that hundreds from
far and wide came to plant
in your ears, softly saying
"Anuj, I love you"
"thank you for all that you did for me"
"you will always be with us
and we with you."

- Hema


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This night, when you look up in the sky,
don't consider them as Stars,
Consider them as Porch Lamps,
welcoming your Loved One
Safely Home.

Ajay & Jugnu

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are very much touched by your personal loss. We still remember him from the days we spent together
in Saline, Michigan ,as a beautiful little boy. We will pray for peace to your family.

your friend,
Ashok & Veena Singal

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a day goes by that we don't think of dear Anuj. He was a beautiful person who always put others before himself. You are so deeply missed dear Anuj.
Love, Meena and Walid

9:45 AM  

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