A SMELL

A newborn she was, her mother’s lap gave her peace,

holding her father’s finger put her at ease

Oh then, the Golden days of childhood arrived,

Sandy aroma of that playground touched her heart, 

excited her mind,

Living through life she neglects those smells,

What they say, what they can tell

That growing time of her life transpired,

Happy as a day, full of life and inspired,

At school, the smell of lunch boxes and cheerful classrooms was her relief,

Sensing people around her, it was a fun place to be,

Living through life she neglects those smells,

What they say, what they can tell

Somewhat she grew,

A little after fifteen and a little before twenty-two,

She wasn’t particularly a fit in, neither did she want to be 

The smell of her books and her company gave peace,

A friend she got as she got older

The smell of her dog was all over her coat,

Living through life she neglects those smells,

What they say, what they can tell

The earthy smell of rain offered content

And one day, 

It all makes sense,

What felt comforting and what you resist,

When the sun looks brighter, the days are beautiful, and someone more important than your being,

How did it happen she thought to herself,

She went to the days, a nostalgia she felt,

What smells she neglected,

what they say, what they told

Because

Reading her vows, 

Today she knows,

He smells like home,

Her home!

6 thoughts on “A SMELL

  1. It’s all starts with smell first…!! I’m not so quick reader but whenever I read your posts if refreshes my mind, heart & soul. Keep it up, dear Lavanya! 👍😇

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