Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Numbers and I
never get along
More so
this nine

Time helped
even healed
Did it really?

Then why do I
still get goosebumps
when I see a familiar
arm drive a car
right next to mine

Or the times when
calm, composed me
gets overpowered
by emotion
when I think
the word "Dad"

Or a simple glance
in the mirror
reminds me of you
the squint et al

Frost taught me,
"Life goes on".
Perhaps it does
but never
the same way

Next year,
I am faced with ten.
That'll be
a decade
without you

Like I said
Numbers and I
just don't get along.
Darn this ten!


  1. Dear Saba,
    This is a very rich poem charged with emotions.
    Also, i couldn't help but notice an important lesson on this page.

    Even though we have a hard time with the numbers, we still care and love to "count" all little joys of life. :)

    Best Regards,

  2. Dear Sapna,
    Thank you so much.
    And an even bigger Thanks for sharing the lesson with me. It's a valuable one. :)


  3. Dear Saba,

    A very powerful poem indeed... Reminds you to enjoy what matters to us the most rather than taking them for granted like we mostly do...

    As is rightly said by you... life goes on... but 'never the same way'!!!

    :) Isha

  4. Glad you liked it, Isha.
    There is this line in Alice in Wonderland that really make me wonder...
    “I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”