Published : Two years since you left

I’m pleased to say that my letter poem, ‘Two years since you left’ has been published by NY-based press, SpillWords Press. I had written the poem on my dad’s second death anniversary, 26th, November. However, the poem only got published now as I’d sent it only on the 23rd to the press, following which SpillWords was only publishing posts around Christmas.

Here’s an excerpt of the poem-

Dear Papa,

It’s two years since you’ve been gone
There are things I need to update you on
I’m in a better place now than I was a year ago
I think of you but the tears don’t in turbulence flow
I find it easier now to talk to you
You’re able to focus and hear
me without the din caused by Pain and Fear

I’ve moved from the country
and I realize I was ready

To read the rest of the poem, you can click here. Please don’t forget to click on the heart icon on top of the poem, if you like it. Likes count 🙂 and, you know how much I love comments, so, don’t forget to share them. Thank you very much for taking the time to read the poem.

Have a lovely end of the week for those not in my part of the world and for those in my part, Happy Weekend!

Cheers,

Smitha V

25 responses to “Published : Two years since you left”

  1. Susi Bocks Avatar

    Congratulations, Smitha!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much,Susi!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Susi Bocks Avatar

        You’re welcome! 🙂

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  2. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Congratulations to you Smitha on a heartfelt poem and Spillwords acceptance!
    ❤️

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Cindy for reading the poem and for your kind words. Welcome to the blog. I hope you enjoy reading the posts. 🙂 (I can’t access emojis on the laptop. Please consider my smile a heart.)

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  3. dgkaye Avatar

    Congratulations on this beautiful and heartfelt poem Smitha ❤

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Debby. I’ve started reading ‘Fifteen Firsts’, and I’m loving it. ❤️

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      1. dgkaye Avatar

        Oh wow, thank you so much Smitha ❤

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  4. Dalo 2013 Avatar

    A fantastic way to start the new year, Smitha. Recognition of your art and writing, and for readers like me, creating such a poem of love and healing. Your writing, in addition to its beauty, is also very inspirational. I wish you a beautiful ’23 ahead.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Randall, It’s been a very long time. It’s good to hear from you. I just hopped over to your blog to understand why you needed a poem of love and healing.
      I’m not sure if you read my earlier posts, but I’ve moved countries too and had been feeling pretty much like you did- ‘on the edge’.
      Thank you for your lovely comment. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you. I wish you the very best in 2023, and 🍻here’s to another year of staying connected.

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  5. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    Congratulations on the publication of your lovely poem, Smitha! ❤

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  6. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Congratulations dear Smitha and what a fantastic poem. We feel so sad to see our loved ones facing problems in life.

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  7. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    What a beautiful poem, Smitha. There are so many things in life that are difficult to cope with, loss being among the worst. I think having a loved one that doesn’t know you due to dementia is about the worst thing 💖

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Robbie, for your appreciation of the poem💗
      I think seeing your loved one suffering or in pain is bad, too. But loss is like there’s no going back. I agree with you about dementia being the worst – not being able to remember is terrible for the person as well as the loved one caring for the person.

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        That is exactly how I feel, loss is very final

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        1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

          Oops, I posted my comment unfinished. Watching someone you love suffering and in pain is also very hard.

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  8. Darlene Avatar

    Congratulations on the publication of your poem. Well done!

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  9. Mick Canning Avatar

    That’s lovely, Smitha.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much, Mick.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. rajkkhoja Avatar
    rajkkhoja

    What a love of parents. All words emotionally. Lovely write up poem.
    I remembered my parents, & it’s mede me 😢.
    Congratulations on all the publication.
    God bless you!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you for your kind words, good wishes, and blessings 🙏. I hope it brought back warm memories of your parents.

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      1. rajkkhoja Avatar
        rajkkhoja

        You are most welcome!
        Yes, it’s memorie is warm.

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  11. lynnfay73 Avatar

    Hi Smitha. What a lovely poem! As you can imagine, I can relate and it made me cry. Been having such a hard time. Physically and emotionally. I hope I get to where you are. And congratulations on all the publications. You are so much better at plowing on and working and all. You give me inspiration. But I think it will take me a while. XO

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Lynn, Thank you for reading the poem. I’m so glad you liked it. It takes time to heal. You will get there. Just keep knowing you have to, for your dad would want it for you. Smile and be happy for him. He had a good life, and most importantly, he had you.
      It’s people like you who help me do what I do… When I feel low, your words reach me across the distance. I’m happy to know that I inspire you, too. Sending you love and prayers. Xoxo

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