Tomorrow

Despair is sprawled in the kitchen in the mornings

I pour hot water over it as I make tea

Melancholy sits sulking on the breakfast table

stalling all conversation

I smack it with the newspaper

Frustration lies coiled in every corner

I sweep it away determinedly

Gloom fills the sink along with the dirty dishes

I scrub it hard and wash it away

I try to cajole joy out of its slumber

and borrow exuberance from the birds on the trees

I have been fighting the same battle, these past few months

Losing a few and winning some

Every night I seek refuge in the magical stars

who know too well that sun will rob them of their light

Yet shine bright, not letting forethought wan them

I go to bed with hope in my heart

Tomorrow will deliver what today did not.

VJ’s Weekly Challenge #105: Quotation

86 thoughts on “Tomorrow

  1. “Melancholy sits sulking on the breakfast table…” Beautiful Punam. A sigh of relief at the end: “Tomorrow will deliver what today did not.” Gorgeous poem sweetheart. You took my breath away. BTW: Good morning, hon.

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  2. “Every night I seek refuge in the magical stars

    who know too well that sun will rob them of their light

    Yet shine bright, not letting forethought wan them

    I go to bed with hope in my heart

    Tomorrow will deliver what today did not.”
    Gorgeous ❤️
    This is what we need to hold on to Punam in our otherwise life filled with a rollercoaster of emotions.

    I am going to remember to hold on to this hope every night when I look up at the stars.
    Tomorrow’s sunshine will bring in a ray of smile and hope 😊

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    1. Radhika, I am so touched by your words! Sincere thanks for your generous appreciation. Yes, let’s not let go of hope for who knows what good news tomorrow may bring! ❤️🤗

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  3. I feel the same. It is a battle everyday now to survive. Slumbering days with the weather against. Monday is sulking now.
    The words resonated with me. Thank you for sharing 🙂 (Heart)

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      1. Not really, but I had more time for editing. The formatting’s done.
        I added 3 more stories in the meantime. Thought they’d fit the mood, and now I just started rereading the whole thing one last time.

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  4. This is so amazing Punam!! I love the metaphors you used; connecting normal everyday activities to so many emotions.

    “Every night I seek refuge in the magical stars
    who know too well that sun will rob them of their light
    Yet shine bright, not letting forethought wan them
    I go to bed with hope in my heart
    Tomorrow will deliver what today did not.”

    I loved how you ended this piece♥️♥️ Wow!!!

    Love and hugs🤗💕

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    1. Ishita, your words always fill me with joy! My metaphors are deep rooted in my ordinary life. 😀
      I am delighted you liked the ending. Thank you so much, dear. Love and hugs back to you! ❤️🤗🌷💞

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  5. Love that the stars give you refuge and keep hope alive. I too turn to nature to rekindle my spirits. Wonderful expression in poetic words how to cajole joy out of its slumber. ❤

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  6. “yā shikāre meñ kisī jhiil pe jab raat basar ho

    aur paanī ke chhpākoñ meñ bajā kartī haiñ Tulliāñ

    subkiyāñ letī havāoñ ke bhī bain sune haiñ?…”

    Kabita parte parte Gulzar Sahab ki yadein gungunye

    Rich composition…regards

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  8. You’ve expressed this so beautifully Punam. And I love how it ended “I I go to bed with hope in my heart. Here’s to hope and faith prevailing over fear. Sending love to you 🙏

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