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Day 5 – Tiny Shoes

My dear child how much joy to us you brought
When we welcomed you into this world
All our pain and worries were nought
My dear child how you made us smile
At your innocent antics watching which
We thanked God twice
My dear child how proud you made us feel
When you excelled in school and sports
The right style of parenting we felt we had achieved

My dear child how happy and proud we were
When you made big strides in the corporate world
And spread your business wide and far
My dear child our hearts burst with pride
When you introduced us to your soulmate
And you both walked down the aisle
My dear child how happily we smiled down at you
When you gave us the opportunity to play with our grandchildren
Not just one, but cherubs two
My dear child we still wonder what wrong did we do
As we stay abandoned in this old age home
Clutching to our hearts your tiny shoes.

Writing as part of Team Purple Rain for the prompt, ‘Tiny Shoes’

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  1. Beautifully expressed. Pain of aged parents ….. really tears flowing down my cheeks …..

  2. Wow.. this broke my heart at the end. Superbly written.

  3. Moving…true and very sensitively penned. 🙂

  4. The story unfolded so sweetly until the end, it was tragic what happened to the old couple. There are so many like them, discarded, rejected and forgotten by their own children. Lovely poem.

  5. HArsh but true for so many parents. So sad.. 🙁

  6. Touched my heart.. very nicely expressed ☺

  7. Oh! Everything was going fine but the end…it's heart-wrenching.


  8. Mayuri, Mayuri, Mayuri…. How have we not met before? <3

  9. Dayum! A touching take on the prompt, Mayuri.
    And the sad truth of many families!

  10. Aww no..why did it have to end on that note? 🙁

  11. How beautifully you have expressed the truth thru these lines. Touched my heart! Thanks 🙂

  12. Sad that this had to end like this.

  13. Everything was so beautiful but the end..
    You captured the emotions so well..

  14. Aww! So sad and yet a bitter truth! Beautifully done, Mayuri!

  15. The last lines touched my heart. How beautifully you have expressed the pain of old age parents who are left to fend for themselves. Excellent take on the prompt.

  16. This was really touching. A parent undergoing their old-age in a faraway home is the worst a child can do. 🙁 Beautifully written.

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