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Tuesday, July 05, 2005


I keep getting a lot of forwards. But when I got this one, it touched me. So wanted to share it :)

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family,an unwise investment indeed,

Don't you think? So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?


At 12:15 PM, Blogger wats the need said...

Never thought on this line .... all I can say is::
Gairon pe karam apnon pe sitam zulm na kar

At 9:50 PM, Blogger Amrita said...

wats the need - Prior to reading this forward, even I had never thought on this line. Though family always has been and will continue to be my first priority, I have met people who have forgotten the priorties in their life. Hope this post serves as a reminder to such people.

At 4:15 AM, Blogger wats the need said...

Hey amrita, Wat I have observed has led me to believe tat there are only a few ppl who have fixed priorities in life....Infact, the priorities have changed for ppl at each and every stage of life.... I know one shd not be too stiff but one shd not be too flexible either.........rite???

At 10:07 PM, Blogger Amrita said...

wats the need - Right now I am not in a position to say how flexible or inflexible one should be with priorities. However, I believe depending on the situation, a person definitely has to change the order of priority. Very good example is that of getting a job. No one wants to stay away from home but we end up doing that...don't we? Actually we look out for oppurtunities and mould ourself...creating oppurtunity hardly comes in most of the minds.

At 2:29 AM, Blogger abnegator said...

Nice post...didn't realize you had started these so many blogs.Cheers.

At 2:37 AM, Blogger Amrita said...

abnegator - Thank you :)

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At 1:31 AM, Blogger P Murlidhar said...

very nicely put forward the idea u want to convey
poem is amazing...


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