Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Home

In the vastness of the Milkyway,
under the gaze of the sun,
under cloudless blue skies
the color of sapphires;
under a billion stars twinkling on a velvety blanket,
bathed in moonlight
the color of hay,
stands a house in San Jose.

It is a house like all others,
with doors, walls, shingles and rafters,
with a lawn to mow, a yard to tend,
bulbs to replace and appliances to mend.

But,
it is home,
unlike any other you’ve known.

It stands at the cusp
of a journey ended
and a journey just begun;
at the threshold
of dreams come true
and hopes of yet unknown hue.

In its warm embrace,
each door, wall, shingle and rafter
will bear silent witness
to squeals of laughter;
to favorite songs warbled in the shower;
to celebrations
with friends from far and near;
to the pitter patter of tiny feet
playing a game of hide and seek.

In its warm embrace,
each door, wall, shingle and rafter
will provide safe harbor
from storms of the heart
and those of rain and thunder.

In its warm embrace,
may each door, wall, shingle and rafter
record memories
of wishes fulfilled,
of content lives lived
of dreams realized
and none of memories less desired.

In its warm embrace,
may each door, wall, shingle and rafter,
of that house in San Jose
make a place you can call home
in the vastness of the Milkyway.
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For my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who have a home in San Jose.

8 comments:

Ravi said...

Beautiful!! :)

Minal said...

Very nice Sujatha, you write so well:-)

rajeshwari said...

Your brother-in-law and sister-in-law are lucky to have you.
Such thoughtful and loving write up, I am sure they will feel special.
Beautifully written.....

Sujatha said...

Ravi, Minal, Rajeshwari: Thanks.:))

Ash said...

Lovely ! :)

Sujatha said...

Ash, thanks.

Sunil said...

very nice.....a nice way to start my morning...

Sujatha said...

Thanks Sunil.

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