16 August, 2008

Happy Raksha Bandhan :) !!

There was once a little girl,
Her parents, on her fingers, she loved to twirl
And they did enjoy and dance to her tune;
‘Twas fine with them as long as she didn’t ask for the moon.

Years flew by and before we knew
Into a little kindergartner, she grew
Little did she know that life was about to change
For an expansion was in the offing, upping the family range
Where there were three, now there were four
And for all in the family, ‘twas an adjustments galore.

The big sister grew and so did the lil brother
They were to each other, plenty of fun and at times, a bother
So then, there were the two siblings
And then the fun started building.

Well, what’s the fun without any quibbling
Fights, sulks, squabbles and tears
All mingled with laughter, fun and noise – oh dear !

The two of them laugh, the two of them cry
But oh ! How the two of them make time fly
‘But when mom or dad pulls them up ;
To them it does spell “Trouble”
Then one sees each sibling jump to the other’s defence ;
And defend “their very own little bubble”.

A sibling’s love is so very different,
“Cos a sibling knows that he/she is never really alone

Fights over toys, fights over books
They give each other dirty looks
Yet, as thunder rumbles and lightning flashes
Or as an imaginary Monster Nian waltzes
They climb into the other siblings’ bed;
forgetting all their verbal bashes.

A sibling’s love is so very different ;
Be there tiffs and noisy fights, this is one fabric that does not rent

A sibling’s love is so very different ;
‘Tis a love that grows from growing up together

Staying close or staying afar
Nothing lets this relationship mar
For like the saying goes “why should a sibling fear”
when he/she knows “that the other sibling is always there”.

May this closeness always last
May this bond never go apart

Siblings are siblings forever
A bond that hopefully diminishes never

Siblings are siblings forever
Each sibling is always, a part of the other.

Here's wishing siblings the world over, A Very Happy Raksha Bandhan !!

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13 voice(s) said so:

Altoid said...

Awwww. Lovely pics, lovely poem G! Happy Raksha Bandhan to the nuts!

The Inquisitive Akka said...

Oh that was beautiful!The pictures remind me so much of me and my bro (sorry, the grammar is pathetic!). Me with the glasses and my kutti brother:) Will see if I find some old pics, maybe I should put them up as well.

Aditi's Album said...

Such a lovely poem depicting the siblings' love. And cute pics of the kids.

I love Lucy said...

The poem as well as the pictures :)

karmickids said...

Oh Gauri, your post really made me think all over again.......

Mama - Mia said...

brilliant poem and lovely pictures!

i got all teary eyed thinking about raksha bandhan when we were little! :)

would you mind if i link your post to mine?!



Gauri said...

Altoid : Thanks dear :)

IA : Thanks :) and yes, please dig up those pics and post them :)

Aditi's Album, I Love Lucy : Thanks :)

Kiran : :)

Mama-Mia : Thanks Abha. Linking your post to mine - sure, go ahead :)

Neera said...

Adorable. Much love to Appu and Abhay :)

Sraikh said...

What a beautiful post. My favourite is the where he is giving her didi a hug

Kodi's Mom said...

such beautiful picturs & a perfect poem to match. kala tikka!

Preethi said...

lovely poem and great pics to match.. loved the one with the hugs. Happy Raksha Bandhan!!

karmickids said...

Award for you on karmickids

Monika,Ansh said...

Aww..this post melted my heart/ Lovely post. Loved the poem & the pictures.