Wishes that Got Life

They slept soundly on the floor,
On the old rags and torn mattresses,
Cold and coiled, shuddering in nippiness.
Their sore feet, swelled like a bee-hive,
And parched skin, rough and patchy.
They slept with anonymous happiness,
Baffling smile and mysterious tranquility.
The small streaks of the first light came,
Through the countless holes on the roof.
And, made them sleep with warmth.

They were all small, merely eight or ten summers old.
They worked in a brick factory, from light to dark,
With no respite, no peaceful breath.
They toiled and never griped,
They sweated with intact delight.

Winter had arrived and, so
Had come blissful Christmas to the town.
The children never knew
Of that white-bearded old man,
But they wished for one to be,
To wipe away their tears.
They wanted their parents,
To stop them from doing the arduous work,
To force them to go to school.

They wanted to carry school-bags, 
Instead of piles of clay blocks.
They wanted to play on green grass, 
Instead of mud and puddle.
They wanted to be like those,
Who went to school beside the road.
But they knew it’s unfeasible to
Turn those dreams into reality.
But they still dreamt of the fairy tale, 
but they still dreamt of the magic.

The old man was observing them,
Their minute moves and finest curves of smile,
He walked in to the room and took their tears in his fingertips
And kissed it with utmost warmth
And turned them into magical luminosity, and,
All their wishes were alive. 

Note: I don't have words to apologize, friends. I even don't want to give any excuse for my shameful inactivity. I don't know how to explain this, laziness or what I thought it to be-Writer's Block. I even don't want to know. I just want to keep running on the track again, heading towards the possibilities that I might achieve by working hard again. I don't assure you but wish to come back to action again and gift you some posts worth reading. I wish you having a good time through this Holiday season. May God bless you all and shower all the happiness on you. Merry Christmas.  


  1. Glad to see you back writing and sharing again! What a nice poem you posted. Christmas is wonderful when it comes to town!!

    1. Thanks for the appreciation Mary. Merry Christmas to you :)

  2. Merry Christmas sweerhrt ...love ..xx

    1. Thank you so much Tejinder! Wish you a very Merry Christmas :)

  3. thats a beautiful poem dear.. <3 <3

    1. Thank you so much for your words Poo! Keep inspiring :)

  4. loved this poem..and i always admire you blogging..:) Happy blogging & Merry X'mas

    1. That's so sweet of you Shruthy! It always feels really great to hear from readers like you. Thank you so much for this appreciation. Merry Christmas to you and your family :) Keep reading :)

  5. That's a beautiful poem...much more refreshing than Christmas carols

    1. You just made my efforts successful :) Thank you so much for stopping by :)

  6. [ Smiles ] Impressive Christmas poetry!

  7. Hey, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog here :- http://mummynheels.blogspot.in/2013/12/the-liebster-award.html
    Please check and post on your blog <3 All the Best!

    1. Thanks a lot for the honour dear :)
      I'll post it very soon :)

  8. Your poem is so true ... Christmas isn't just for a few privileged ones, but it should also promise happiness to those who can't even dare to wish ... A really touching piece ... I loved it a lot...

    A request, please write regularly :-)

    1. Thank you so much for all the appreciations. As a creator, it feels great when a reader empathizes with the story they have created. I promise to be regular from now on and won't give you any chance of complaining. Thanks again :)

  9. This was a beautiful read. Keep your running shoes on.

  10. Beautiful share. Happy 2014. :)

  11. such a beautiful piece you've presented........looking forward to hearing more from you.....wish you a very happy new year

  12. No need to apologize for taking a break. This return is most lovely. Happy New Year


Post a Comment

Read it? Now drop a comment to make my day!

Popular Posts