To Amisha (Someday Rapunzel)

Someday Rapunzel will chop off her hair

And leap into the forest, undeterred by thorns

That lay waste the garden outdoors

The garden she never knew up close

The garden just beyond her reach. And 

She will taste the wild berries and learn not to gag

She will explore under shrubs and trees and hide

Among the branches when the prince goes by 

And she will know that all witches 

Are not evil and princes are merely men. 


Someday,  I always knew, someday, you

Would leap from my arms, undaunted by storms

That have ravaged the path of your dreams

The path you resolutely follow

The path that leads you away from me. And 

You will taste the raindrops on your tongue

And fly on the wings of every breeze and still abide

In my heart which is forever hovering

Tip-toeing into your deepest nights

Specially when you think Iā€™m not.


Rapunzel has finally found her match

The child and princess now have grown

The forests falls away to show the paths

That lead to lives you are yet to live

Lives without borders: fly true, fly free

Lives where you follow only your dreams

As you leap from tower to tower

And as you flirt with the breeze

You will sling the sun under your shoulder, 

The world is yours to seize. 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Choten says:

    Really lovely šŸ˜

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ipsyb says:

    Thanks ever so much, Kankan! I’m glad you’re reading poetry now!!!!! šŸ™‚


  3. Kankan Majumdar says:

    Oh my god. Just too beautiful. Every mother who has a child leaving home for college will have tears in her eyes. I have a few years to go …but my heart hurts reading this. I hope Amisha memorises this and carries it in her heart wherever she goes

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