It was a cold wintry morning-When you came in my life.
I remember it was a day, after Christmas
You were my present for the day
Maybe in the guise of the saviour.
I fell in love with you
The moment I held you in my arms
You spoke in your language
Of limpid honey eyes
So scared you were,
To see a different lair
Bustling with unknown strangers.
For me, it was spring
To have you following my every step
Toddling around, biting on things
A ferocious bonding with my ankles.
As you grew from a toddler to a teething wolf
With a taste for shoes, socks and stretchy things
I managed to find you happy behind the flowery bushes
We shared moments of such joy with our little waif.
How fast you grew from a toddler to a beautiful lass
With shiny honey coat and a way with eyes
There was no dearth of admirers
All of them lined up at the gates.
But you were my princess
We protected you and loved you more
The day when death visited the protector
You cried sitting at his feet begging god for his life.
How my heart surged that day
To see your silent prayers at the almighty.
As time raced and days grew long
We crossed miles
In the lap of life's mercies
You by my side when fate crossed my path
Comforting me with your mute loyalties.
And then that day came
When time stood still
You wanted me to hold you
To ease the pain which eroded your body
You eyes full of love, asked for a remedy
How could I my darling, I let you go.
It was a gloomy Sunday
When the rains dissolved in my tears
You lying in my arms
Looking at me with the sufferings
Writ large in your eyes
I made peace with myself
With teary eyes I bade you goodbye.
I know I couldn't stop you
Leaving me with an ache
Your last breathe drowned in my sigh
Taking a piece of my heart
In the meadows of paradise.