You Are Part Of Her Own Flesh
YOU ARE PART Of HER OWN FLESH
by Tulsi Shrestha
I wished to manage a dinner party
To celebrate my recent promotion.
Painted house with rainbow of my choice
Replaced my late mom big half -size photo
With my beloved wife's color portrait of life-size.
To match the color paint of dining hall.
I called my dad to visit town
To participate in joy of mine.
Papa, warmly greeted by his grandsons.
His visit was really enchanting for all of us.
As he entered inside dining hall
He noticed something precious, missing there.
Brightness of his turned gloom so soon.
Two drops of tears rolled down his cheeks
With his remark like this...
' Your mom was only part of my life
But you are integral part of her own flesh
I never expected you will forget her so soon.'
My mind hovered in vacuum so height.
I couldn't sleep through out whole night.
Echo of reality 'part of her own flesh '
Vibrated in my ears whole night
A surge of pain chilled my spine.
To remind me infinite love of Mom.
I remembered all gold ornaments that she had sold
For my education and future bright.
I decided to replace the photo of mom
Even at the cost of my wife's wrath.
When I woke up early from my bed.
I witnessed dad waiting for me , addressed me
'I am really sorry my boy, I might have hurt you '
It is my turn to cry in repentance
I felt dad 's love for mom so eternal and pure.
So eternal and pure.....