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November 16, 2009

Come Back

Jigna moved her hand on the other side of the bed and on finding nothing started moving her fingers up and down. Quickly she opened her eyes to see that there was no one else on the bed.

She came out of the room looking here and there when light emitting from the hall caught her attention. Curiously, she moved towards the hall only to find the door ajar. The house was searched and there was no one’s presence except hers. She panicked, grabbed the house keys and went downstairs.

Jigna ran outside in the middle of the night and found her standing at the gates of the building. “Mom, what are you doing here?” she asked her mother, who was dressed in a sari and her long hair open. “I am waiting for you Dad. He told me he was going to come” she replied.

“He is not going to come back, he is gone”. She tried telling her but she won’t listen. “Okay, let’s wait for him at our home” Jigna told her mother and took her back to home. She had managed to put her mother to sleep and still somehow sleep eluded her.

Tears kept flowing through her eyes as she looked at her mother sleeping peacefully. She took out the newspaper cutting from the side table and looked at it for a while.

It was the obituary of her father who had passed away a year ago, still her mother longed for him to come back.

10 comments:

Grayquill said...

Very sad...

Sunil said...

It's very touching.
And the narration is too good.

indianhomemaker said...

Sad story. I feel this is much worse when one loses a partner in old age. I am glad she has her daughter with her to provide care and support.

Gyanban said...

liked it.

Winnie the poohi said...

Oh my! so poignant!!

You should more of fiction not that your articles arent good but this is a different league all together!!

The Survivor said...

@ Grayquill

Harsh realities of life!!

@ Sunil

Thanks Mate for the encouraging words

The Survivor said...

@ IHM

Not quite sure of that, but yes at least she has someone to look after

@ Gyanban

Welcome to LIFE

Thanks Mate

The Survivor said...

@ Winnie

Coming from you, I guess I did a pretty good job :)

rauf said...

very touching, sometimes its hard to accept facts of life Yogesh !

The Survivor said...

@ Rauf Sir

Very True!!