All else, a blur


Wrapped in a fleece blanket

I saw you,

In the nurse’s arms

So little

A frown between your baby brows

Were you really mine?

A tadpole, hair standing up

Big, black eyes


Locked with mine


And made me theirs


The world around faded

Was, just you

Just me

And that one moment


in  the labyrinth

Of time

Then they whisked you away

All else, a blur


Decades later

They say I’m forgetting-

Have forgotten

Numbers, names


A pack of garbled images

Places, stories


 I remember

the sun streaming in 

half-open windows

A stretcher


in the  long corridor


And a smile


Radiating light

A new life

Shutting out the noise, a silence

I see you

I see me

And that moment



In time

All else, a blur

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18 responses to “All else, a blur”

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you! Glad you liked it


  1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    This is such a lovely poem, Smitha.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Robbie. So happy you liked it!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you V.J. for writing back. Its been a long time 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. V.J. Knutson Avatar

        You’re welcome.


  2. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Excellent piece of poetry, Smitha and I suppose all we mothers feel like that when our child is born and all else is a complete blur. So cute your daughter is looking in the picture. Awesome poem.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Kamal. She wanted me to get rid of this picture:). Felt it did not do her justice. lol. Had to convince her to keep it. Had no idea how special that first moment is until it happened.

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      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        Yes Smitha and they do not know it till they become mothers and she is looking so cute and nice. I loved your daughter. Welcome dear. Smitha could you open the Amazon Kindle then.


        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes was able to open and was reading the sample poems now. Too tired get out of bed now to get my card to order the full version. Like ‘Life is beautiful.’


          1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

            Wow great to hear that Smitha and at least u could read the few free samples that they make us read. Good night dear u r very kind and generous.

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  3. radhikasreflection Avatar

    That moment, frozen in time, all else a blur…..can so much relate to it Smitha!

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  4. Andrei Avatar

    I think I can relate to that 😉. The moment where all else is a blur,

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank God I’m not alone😃. Good to hear from you Andrea.


      1. Kash Baby ❤👻😉😘😍 Avatar

        You can check my timeline
        I’ve written on
        Something very important and sensitive issue


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