Rakhi To My Brother

Long years

of screeching distance ,

Childhood memories

flooding all way ,

they say

technology helps ,

wonder how !

will it bring

the baby frog ,

that my brother

got in the matchbox ?

also the huge banyan tree

and the ghost on top ?

the jar of marbles ,

the aesop fables

heard every night ,

tucked around papa ,

fights and impositions

etched on my mind ,

” I will never fight ”

I wrote a hundred times ,

fifty lines of hundred

soaked in tears ,

a testimony to my crimes !

Today, calls and msgs

fly past the globe ,

emails don’t carry

the tears on my robe ,

reach in split seconds

give a msg beep ,

but nothing it shows

no heart no fear ,

being together

is always precious

no explanation will serve ,

better late than never !

care to be together

family is the word

world round and sound

happiness and peace

long years of bliss found ……


(Woes of a married sister who is missing her brother on Rakhi. It is a precious bond , a bright decorative thread or made of precious metals , which is tied by the sister on brothers right wrist in India . This falls on the full moon night after month of Shravan of Hindu calender and fall in August, 26/08/2018 this year)

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About Dr Swati A Gadgil

Anaesthesiologist , practising since last 30 yrs in Mumbai and medico legal advisor. Counsellor for Children at Puberty , Parenting , Stress Management , Motivation and Peace MBBS DA LLM Postgraduate in Human Rights Postgraduate in Hospital management Founder President of NGO, Dombivli Women's Welfare Society and it's youth wing NayaSavera Published three books of poetry Columnist and writes on various topics like Stress Management Appointed by Times of India as Consultant for their NIE Newspaper In Education Program Recognised by Medical associations and Rotary Speaker and panelists on Tele media, print media and National and International conferences Taekwondo Red Belt

2 thoughts on “Rakhi To My Brother

    1. Swati A Gadgil Post author

      Thank you dear Louis . I am in India and my brother is in USA since last 11 years, wrote this for him ……


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