The Daily Prompt:Incomplete

Fifty six years of togetherness
Loving and living
Fighting and making up
Transfers to different
Parts of the country
During the years of work.
Moving and settling
In new places
And new experiences,
Significant and insignificant,
With family and friends
Made life complete.
Never dreaming
One day what is complete
Might become incomplete.
Before the final sleep.
The final sleep is definite,
One knows one has to go.
But before that final moment,
The slow withdrawal
Into their own world
Allowing no one to follow.
The body is there
But the mind is not,
The feeling of being incomplete
More poignant than anything
And so completely helpless



By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. The Covid has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


    1. Thank you Derrick , I have come to my brother’s place to see my parents. It is really sad to see my father so helpless. But we are together . Family support is good. Regards

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