Things are gradually falling in place
Our derailed life is again picking up the pace
Plethora of emotions is taking ride in my mind,
I am excited and anxious at the same time.
I used to revolve throughout the day
Accompanying the clock
There were times when I designated
Myself as a shuttlecock
Poor fellow kicked by everyone in the air
And the rest of the time fell out of the court in despair.
It’s not that I regret the time which has gone
In fact those were the days, I feel I have grown
I got a chance to peep in the school life of my children
Giving me an option to relive my bachpan.
It’s not that things were always smooth and cheerful
There were times when I was really scared and fearful
Then after struggling for a couple of days
I accepted all the hassle with a smiling face
Submerging myself in all the roles I played
Like the trees in the wind I merrily swayed.
Days and months passed happily
As we were together as a family
Though the bond we share is still intact
But I really have no idea,
How this New NORMAL will impact.
It seems as if the days are becoming bigger
And the clock on the wall has slowed down
There are no more giggling and chirping sounds
It's pin drop silence all around.
I am clueless how to use this time
As throughout these days
They being my Air
Apparently I was their WIND CHIME.
Everyone now seems to start their
New normal life with full zest
Still embracing my old Normal naively,
I find myself all alone in my ‘EMPTY NEST’.