A call away

There are people you want to talk to

Whose call you wait for

Your finger hovers over their number

and you think

‘Is this a good time?’

And then you say, ‘Probably not.’

Your fingers scroll down hoping by some miracle

or the power of your mind

they call.

There are others on the same list

The ones you move past

Waiting for you to call

But you don’t-

You think

‘Not today’

And then you say,

‘Maybe next time.’

Only that sometime

before next time

you get a call telling you the person’s gone

And you say, “I’m sorry for your loss.”

And you think ‘I meant to call


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10 responses to “A call away”

  1. thewanderingempath Avatar

    Love this! You are so talented.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you! It is so kind of you to say so.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. […] A call away by Smitha – An important reminder. […]

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Jude for featuring this poem. Who knows who needs to be reminded today, right? Its such an honor. You made my Saturday 🙂


  3. judeitakali Avatar

    Woah, this is deep and so true.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Jude 🙂


  4. Infinite Living Avatar

    Yeah very well said. Just follow your instinct and keep in touch.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Absolutely…thanks Pragalbha for reading and sharing your opinion🧡

      Liked by 1 person

  5. mimfilip Avatar

    I am sure that most of us send a text because we are concerned that it’s not right time to call. Maybe we should just not answer if it is an inconvenient time?

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      If we send a text to show we are concerned its fine but putting it off for a better time is not. At-least the other person will know we reached out. Its better than regretting it later don’t you think?


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