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February 11, 2015 | By

I wrote this little poem for my younger daughter Sharanya (Rimli) in a bewildered mental state after she met with her first accident in her school.

Rimli

Each night, I wrap you up
Your tender mouth and face,
Give you the softest, warmest blanketed sleep

I bite my lips and the salty waters drain down

a labyrinth of pain.

Even if it did hurt from the moment

You were formed,

I embraced its melodies in a wellspring of love,

Wanting the pain glowing

In my body and spirit,

And then it hid away in

Unsung nooks and crevices

In absorbed moments, when

your little hands and feet

Imprinted themselves on me.

I didn’t know when your incessant splash of words and your hushed sleep became my lullaby.

The river crawled back,

Twitching haphazard my indolent face.

Each night, I wrap you up

Your tender mouth and face,

Give you the softest, warmest blanketed sleep,

Each new day, you slip from the tinkle bell of my womb’s sheltered dark.

The day unwraps you in splinters, tainted brown flesh.

I know the river will now pull you downstream.

There waits your world in light, wind, mayhem and danger.

Note: I wrote this little poem for my younger daughter Sharanya (Rimli) in a bewildered mental state after she met with her first accident in her school and had a big cut in her lower chin. 

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Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer, poet and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She is Deputy Editor of Learning & Creativity and the co-editor of 'Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas', published by Readomania in collaboration with Incredible Women of India. She has been the Creative Editor of Incredible Women of India. 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', her debut memoir/autobiographical novel, recently published by Authorspress, has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC, USA. Her literary works have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, both in India and the US. She has been a regular contributor for Cafe Dissensus, Different Truths, Readomania.com and many other e-zines. Her fiction will also be featured in the upcoming Silhouette I & II anthology, to be published by Authorspress. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's novella Nastanirh (The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook, and the book is available in Amazon Kindle.
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