Published: My dad, the Pied Piper

My poem, ‘ My dad, the Pied Piper’ was published on 26th November 2021, on my dad’s first death anniversary by Spillword Press. It was very kind of them to publish the poem on the very date. I wrote the poem a month earlier and sent it to them informing them about the death anniversary in the comments section of the Submissions page. I am also telling you this, so you know that this was how I felt a month before his death anniversary- I felt a sudden longing to see him and hear from him again. On the day of the anniversary, however, I felt stronger, at ease.

The link to the poem is below.

Your phone lies dead in my bedside drawer
I plug the charger in
It doesn’t bother me how long it’ll take
to revive- ‘coz I’m not sure
why I’m doing this
what I’m looking for
what I expect to find

I hear a beep – it comes alive
And I wish it were that easy
to bring back to life
anything dead All Rights Reserved.

11 responses to “Published: My dad, the Pied Piper”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    It’s special to have this published on the anniversary Smitha. It’s a beautiful poem, speaking powerfully about the yearning to have contact with the person again who is no longer here.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      It was, Andrea… so amazingly thoughtful of the publications to do it. Despite the sadness around it, they made me happy with this gesture. I’m so glad you liked reading the poem. After clicking the ‘send’ button,I hadn’t been too sure. I’m glad I did, now.

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  2. Susi Bocks Avatar

    Congratulations! It’s beautiful, Smitha!

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  3. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Ahhh, it’s glorious, Smitha! ❤ I shared it on Twitter, the link where it’s the entire poem. It’s more than from the heart. Thank you.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Manja. Wrote a poem after a really long time. Somehow, the poems had stopped. I’m so glad it touched you. Thank you for the share, for the heart and your words XXX

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  4. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Hi Smitha, I have not as yet lost anyone close to me, but I can imagine how it feels because of Michael’s couple of close calls and long illnesses. This is a lovely poem.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Robbie. Thank you for your warm words. You are one of the few people who i know who hasn’t gone through it and yet is extremely understanding. I understand how bad it must have been to see Michael going through it. I’ve experienced it with my older one too. I hope Michael’s doing well now.

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        Hi Smitha, Michael is doing better. Thank you. I think I understand because I have a strong emotional connection with people and their lives and loves. Have a lovely evening.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          You do, Robbie, and I feel fortunate that we crossed paths. The world is a better place because of people like you. You too, have a lovely evening ❤


  5. Darlene Avatar

    Excellent! I think many of us can relate.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Darlene for appreciating the poem and letting me know it’s relatable.

      Liked by 1 person

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