A New Found Happiness

With sparkling eyes and a smile on her lips,

She came prancing up the steps to me,

‘Mama’ she said, ‘I love you’.

A few summers later,

With the same sparkle in her eyes,

She walked down the aisle,

Leaning on the arm of her new found love,

‘Mama’, she said,

‘I love you but, I love him too’.

With her gone,

The laughter disappeared from the home,

Time seemed to weigh heavy on my hands,

The very purpose of my life seemed lost.

My life appeared to revolve around mundane things,

A search for happiness which appeared illusive,

Till I heard a similar laughter

A laughter that I had heard many years ago.

In another form, more dear to me than ever before.

The laughter this time is to stay with me forever,

As long as I live,

It is a choice that I have made,

To make my life more meaningful,

A spiritual awakening of my very soul.

Published by Dr. Pramila Kudva

I am a teacher educator currently worrking as a Principal of a reputed school in North Mumbai, have more than 30 years of experience, with several publications to my credit and have authored a book -"From chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching.

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