A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)



The words, when you began to speak
Were few, far between, and far fetched.
And fearing, there would be still fewer
I worried, brooded and talked endlessly
To you, at you, for you

Perhaps, I wonder, in hindsight
Were you waiting, till I had finished?
Most likely. I guess. No. I know.
When words came
After I had finally learned to stem the flow
My ears, and my heart filled
Brimming over were your utterances
And my pride.

The first step, so long,
The first word, as long
The rest, they followed,
Making no mistake the first ones did.
Oh boy! Oh boy! Did they not!

All through the years, till this day
I hold it close, I hold you close
Within, without. The pride in you
And all things yours…

A threshold awaits again,
A new road beckons,
Life places before you
New and beautiful destinies
More lovely yet, love unadorned

This day, I long for that tiny baby
In my arms, demanding and fretful
For whom I was the world 🙂 🙂
And yet again, this day, I love too
The handsome young man, smiling
At his demanding and fretful mom 🙂 🙂

My little one, let Joy and love,
Limitless and boundless
Fill each moment of your life,
May each thing you do be touched
With grace and benediction of the faith
You have, in yourself, and all of us
Who love you…

Happy Birthday, my dearest Ashwin…
Seize the day! Zindagi jo dobara nahin milegi 🙂

Written on 23 July, 2011
For the 3 rd of August, 2011
Inspired totally by ZNMD 😀 😀
Thanks for the pic, Malu… took it without prior permission 😀

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

19 thoughts on “Pride

  1. Awwwww 🙂 🙂 that was lovelyy amma.. Loved it to the core!! A tear drop fell from my eye!!


  2. First, Happy Birthday Ashwin!Second, Awww Usha, this is so beautiful! 🙂 Love every word. I am reminded of my senior son. Though the words came soon enough, the step and tooth came very late! :PI loved how you have written”Perhaps, I wonder, in hindsightWere you waiting, till I had finished?”Awww…. 😀


  3. Ashwin 🙂 🙂 Awwww… and Awwwww again 🙂 Hugs and wishes and blessings!Shail 🙂 You know there are times now, that I do seriously wonder 🙂 No wonder they wrote themselves out like that! Thank you, for the wishes and the sweetness of your words!


  4. What a lovely way to wish your son. Aren't they the luckiest lads in the world?Happy birthday, Ashwin!


  5. Corinne, thank you for the wishes! And yes, aren't they the luckiest! 🙂


  6. 🙂 that was so cool


  7. Loved it Usha Ma'm, Can Identify with it too though my son's still small..


  8. Siddharth 🙂 :)Sunitha, glad you're creating lovely memories like this one. Wishing you joy and love with your toddler too! It's a precious time, like no other!


  9. Dear AshwinLike a lovely rose cleansed with the dew,another year comes all bright and newLet happiness and joy be with you all through,and may whatever you strive to do,make your mother proud for having a son like you.A belated birthday wish comes your way. As I once told your mother, maybe I am 363 days ahead to wish you for your next birthday. Hope you had a good one.


  10. Beautiful!! Its so so so awww-filling!!! 🙂 🙂 Loved it!! Wishes to ash 🙂


  11. Govind, thank you as always!Sashu, awww… 🙂 Thank you too!


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