Daddy’s little girl

When she could stay with you

she decided not to

A list of ‘valid’ reasons she gave –

No better place, save

The home for the aged, she said

The one, where you felt caged


She repeated it oft

Her voice tender and soft

You listened

Your eyes glistened

She said it was tough

You knew she had done enough.


She watched you go

Out of the door

You  waved goodbye

You turned around, maybe this is all a lie

A ray of hope flickered in your tired eyes

Breaking through your formidable guise


Maybe she’d ask you to stay

And wouldn’t let you walk away

But she didn’t, not that day

So you waved, ‘Goodbye’

Doing what’s best

For her and the rest


For you’ve never wanted more-

Than to watch her smile like before

And do the things she wanted to

So she does –

Penning poems

On how much she misses you.


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13 responses to “Daddy’s little girl”

  1. Neha Lokhande Rajput Avatar

    An emotional yet heartbreaking reality I guess…..the process ageing and parenting is just foregoing and inspite of the hardships parents face to grow up a child when they are put into homes is real heart pinching….your words weaved it so well.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes Neha. Its heartbreaking. But at times nobody’s at fault except circumstances. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and writing back.


  2. Susi Bocks Avatar

    Reblogged this on I Write Her and commented:

    Smitha did an amazing job with this piece on aging. It really tugs at the heartstrings and HITS HOME.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Susi for the share. Woke up to see it. It made my day. Xxx

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Susi Bocks Avatar

        My pleasure, Smitha! 🙂

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  3. Margie Avatar

    This poem touched my heart so much. 😟 but beautiful. ♡♡


  4. Susi Bocks Avatar

    This is such a bittersweet piece, Smitha. Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Susi. Yes, it is…its one of those where both sides aren’t really at fault and yet…

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Susi Bocks Avatar

        You are very welcome, Smitha! Life is filled with these moments. It’s as if relationships come with a prerequisite of not being easy.


  5. Vineetha Brijesh Avatar
    Vineetha Brijesh

    Very touching poem smi.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I wanted to send it to you in case you didn’t read. But you found your way here 🙂


  6. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    This is such a sad poem, Smitha. I could never put my parents into a home. My mom is struggling with an arthritis attack at the moment and it is very concerning. I am thinking of getting her a wheelchair so that we can go shopping together.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I know Robbie. At times it’s the only suitable option and its sad for both. Life does not always pan out the way one wants it. The beauty is that there is no love lost on both sides. A terrible longing though. I hope your mom gets better. And God gives you the strength to manage. Shopping is the best therapy for women 🙂 and a coffee and cake perhaps.


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