Sunday, April 4, 2010

Forget not !!

Couple of generations back, where the system of joint family set up was widely prevalent, as the age progressed in the family household, there was no loneliness or the fear of abandonment.  The house used to be flooded with granchildren and other family members who was always ready at their call.  Now, I could visibly see elderly couple staying alone as their children settled abroad in search of better prospects. Recently, at a wedding in Chennai, I noticed that the majority of attendees were elderly people and the younger generations were visibly absent. Most of the elders who attended had a recent trip abroad and was engaged in, who saw what.  I was feeling happy at these dialogues but at the same time could sense some sort of remorse in their voices. 















They were a happy family
With children, a couple
Huddling in their small house
In warmth and full of love

As children grew up,
So were their dreams
They dreamt to give them
Whatever they could not achieve

As years passed by
They found the children away
Miles and miles apart
But close to their hearts

Technology made them feel closer
With webcams and chats
But  missed the caress and touch
And little odd things

Still they claim
They have done their best
To find better pastures
For their children

Would love to tell u all
Not to miss a mail
Or a phone now and then
For two souls would be waiting for them.

44 comments:

  1. how true it is ... Though am in bangalore , take them very much for granted ..

    Good one dear... hit on my head well...

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  2. I liked the your writing as it is true nowadays. Yes it is hard to be away from home friends and family, after some it get used to it.

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  3. Nice thoughts!.. Well written.. But according to me, joint family has both pros and cons.

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  4. Dear Chitchat
    This is an excellent piece of writing, I liked it
    have a nice week ahead

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  5. What a beautiful poem.The words says it all.

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  6. Well written..enjoyed reading...

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  7. Dear Ms.Chitchat,
    I very much agree with you.Staying abroad I do miss family everyday.I always feel that there are more pros in living with elders than cons.I like your poetic writings and feelings.

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  8. Very sad & hurting...but very true..... & same would continue.... Continue to be only worse.... I am sure....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  9. Very true. Staying abroad I miss my family a lot especially when they need our help most. But in my opinion staying as close as possible to them rather than staying with them might work well. Still am not sure 'coz i stay very far right now..

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  10. lovely post...truly represents our conflict...what is better...living the life our parents dremt up for us or living closer to them...i wonder...

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  11. Very touching post!! felt bad but true...well written!!

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  13. Well-written..Really touching post..

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  14. wow... really very true... touching one yaar

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  15. hey ms. C,
    emotions well penned I must say! it's a sad thing to see transformation in everything everywhere :( but that is life....change is the one thing that is constant!!! and see the beauty of it...we homo sapiens adapt to whatever comes our way!!
    good one dear!
    Keep them coming
    TC

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  16. Well said. It`s the bitter realty of today`s world. Priorities have changed.....

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  17. Fantastic post with perfect picture.

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  19. Its so true..whatever could be the reasons we are separated...by career choices, higher education,marriage etc..But you still miss and long for ur loved ones...

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  20. What you say is true. Beautiful poem .U write so well .

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  21. oh, what a sensational post! Simple and warm feelings! I absolutely loved reading it!
    Its really true...and every happy family is turning into more lonely family in India whether they realize it not! A perfect Photograph!

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  23. Very true, I could agree with you more, I feel awful that I am here, when my parents are so lonely there. I call them every single day, but it is not enough for me. Sometimes I feel guilty that I abandoned them...yeah I visit them every year and Dad visits me sometime...but it is not the same...something is yet missing. Loved ur poem.

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  24. So true..nicely written..pic is so perfect for this post..

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  25. Very true ..We r alone for the past one year in blore and sometimes i miss my in-laws & parents very badly..Superb poem..Nice write up..

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  26. Hi, I am living abroad just me , hubby and our son, sometimes I want to head home and b with family but there are other times I am actually glad to be a way hehe, My parents come every 6 months ,and mum calls to make sure I am staying sane heheh. Nice littl poem

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  27. Wonderfully written,loved each word in the poem.My mom lives alone in hyd and i am here in dubai,i miss her so much and so she,more than me she misses her grand child.Sometimes i feel i should live everything and go back home :(

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  28. hi, I was just reading through your poem, it is so good!!, how true what you have written, yes, loads of cousins stay abroad, and that's what happens when you attend any special occassions!!, I miss bangalore so much....

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  29. Very thought provoking post indeed. It would be nice if all youngsters would read this post.

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  30. Dear chitchat
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  31. //Technology made them feel closer
    With webcams and chats
    But missed the caress and touch
    And little odd things// nice lines. good post

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  32. Very well written. Absolutely wonderful. I appreciate for your brilliant post.

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  33. இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

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  35. nicely written.Really a touching one!

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  36. Very much true. We know this first hand. My MIL passed away recently and when she was alive, she was always yearning to see us inspite of having her other kids near by. When we spoke to her over phone / web the first question she would ask is when we are coming to India. Miss her.:(

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  37. Very well written on the generations and dreams....bringing back my childhood days we spent with grandma, grandpa and everyone around.

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