RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #187 Shy&Blush



“Exchanging garlands,
On his eighty first birthday,
Long years together,
But blushing like a new bride
She shyly garlanded him.”

(My parents were married in 1959. My father was 28 and my mother 18. After my father retired from Indian Railways they settled in a small town where my maternal grandparents lived too. We celebrated my father’s eighty first birthday in Bharath Sewa Ashram. On the death anniversary days of my father’s parents, my parents went to this ashram and the afternoon lunch to all living there was on their behalf. My father passed away in 2016. My mother lives with my elder brother. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed as having cancer in December and is undergoing treatment. She is responding well and in April the prescribed number of Chemotherapy will finish. She will come to our home and will be with us for some months. Life surprises us in different ways.


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #187 Shy&Blush

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 used to 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. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. 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. Hello. Touching post. I’m sorry about your father. My dad passed away last year and it was hard on me. I hope your mother makes a full recovery. All the best to you and your family. ❤


  2. Sorry your dad passed but these are lovely loving photos of your parents. A person is lucky indeed if the person they are married to can make them smile after 50 years together.

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