An ode to remember

Your existence
Gift
Our togetherness
Swift

Your smile
Scintillating
Our talks
Never-ending

Your eyes
Sparkle
Our relationship
Immortal

Your nose
Sharp
Our walks
Dark

Your palms
Soft
Our hand-in-hand
Craft

Your wrist
Broad
Our Raksha Bandhan
Ode

Your shoulders
Strong
Our fun workout
Long

Your arms
Secure
Our hugs
Pure

Your wallet
Flowing
Our shopping
Overflowing

Your cooking
Lip-smacking
Our rendezvous
Stacking

Your parties
Luring
Our secrets
Synced

Your anger
Rare
Our care
Affair

Your threats
Pun
Our time
Undone

Your intelligence
Benign
Our reflections
Fine

Your heart
Gold
Our dreams
Untold

Your loss
Sinking
Our memories
Enduring

Your guarding
Angelic
Our connection
Beatific

23rd of this month marks more than a decade that my brother’s death did us physically apart. This ode denotes our love for each other. During our growing up years, as friends my age would have a tough time with their siblings and elder brothers in particular, I have always basked in the joy of having him as my brother.

We had a habit of holding hands and walking down the streets, for those of his not-so-close friends, it always felt like we were dating each other — something that we always had a good laugh about. Treasuring these memories and many more has been a way of life which I will continue to cherish through this walk of life.

Raksha Bandhan: An Indian festival celebrating the brother-sister relationship, celebrated with sweets, good food, a gift from the brother to his sister but most importantly the bond. The sister ties a rakhee on her brother’s wrist which denotes protection. It is mostly celebrated in India. Rakhee is a thread that comes in different sizes, colours and makes.

16 thoughts on “An ode to remember

  1. This is a beautiful poem honoring your brother and the relationship you share and shared. The bond between brothers and sisters is a unique. I love that you shared a part of your experience here. I am very sorry for your loss and am sending you lots of care.

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