Wednesday, 25 August 2010

reaching out

why did I abstain from calling-
letting my affection go to sleep?
that silver tumbler broke the ice
my thought process turned to you
I remembered our childhood play moods
your goofy attitude, with that smile
spoke to you in my mind
I called out again and again
maybe when that tumbler fell down
your mind heard that clinking sound
folding my hands in grateful prayer
I take down the superficial halo-
we both reached out, mom helped-
I called, you answered, siblings again

"again I hug that silver tumbler
and give it to you, brother"


Some days back, I wrote about one of my brothers, estranged from us. On Monday, I called him and he responded. I went to meet him on Tuesday, along with my mom and younger brother and his family. I think we will be able to mend the fences. I again need your encouragement and support.


  1. I'm so glad you are mending fences with your brother. They say poetry is powerful but I bet you didn't expect such a result when you wrote the original poem.

    My best wishes to you and yours.

  2. A very Happy Rakhee Day for you this! Yes, it will happen..he will receive the tumbler and keep under his care, forever.. I am happy to hear this.. Gautami.. happier things are yet to come for you, I am sure..

  3. A touching poem, Gautami. I hope you and your brother become reconciled.

  4. I'm glad that you were all able to meet and begin the process of mending of fences. The poem is so strong.

  5. I, too, am glad you are mending the fences! I knew it was possible! Wishing you the best of luck.

  6. Gautami this certainly works for me! Beautiful!I hope things go quite well for you and your brother. Best wishes sent your way!

  7. Great piece Gautami, and also great to hear about your brother. Good luck!

  8. What a beautifully expressed poem. Lovely work. And best of luck with your brother.

  9. Beautiful poem and I hope things do work out with your brother.

  10. this is a good and brave thing you
    are doing reaching out to your
    brother - eventually all will be
    well with patience. T.

  11. I love the poem and love what writing poetry can get us to see and to do. Wish you and yours well, and bountiful blessings,


  12. Lovely one! It's always good when family reunites.

  13. Oh, yay! I had wondered if the other poem was autobiographical, but it didn't seem appropriate to pry. Best of luck to you, that you can all be a family again - a family of true friends and not just biology.

  14. I'm happy your call was answered.

  15. A very poignant poem. I am glad you made the call and hope that you are able to mend those fences.

  16. That's wonderful, I have an estranged brother myself so I can certainly understand the joy and difficulty in reuniting.
    Beautiful poem

  17. A family healed is a beautiful thing.

  18. nice poem Gautami..and another reminder that me and my sister have to the same thing....not easy...thanks for this

  19. Great work! And even better because it speaks of something true and important to you.

  20. speaks very vividly! brilliant writing!

    all the best!

  21. Oh Gautami, that is wonderful news! Your words show that you have a beautiful heart.