You purposely stayed awake till the clock struck 12 every year today,
Just waiting for my call to wish you Happy Birthday!!
Then ask me each year without fail, what would you say when everyone else wished you the same.
You were happiest seeing me basking in my glory of self-proclaimed fame,
While I religiously taught you that it’s Thankyou that you’re supposed to say!!
You were among the first few to hold me in your arms,
No blood relation yet the connection so strong,
When my tears wouldn’t stop to flow & the body temperature soared,
You stayed awake all night to tend to this little soul.
Calling you Taa was easiest to babble as a toddler, thus I still hold the copyright to the name,
I did grant levy only to my sister, since she was supposed to copy the same.
Staring up always I persistently called you, until someone took me up that way.
No matter how embarrassing it seemed, getting off your lap, was a task for several years older me.
And if anyone dared to object, being sick was the excuse you would hold up for me.
When my non-stop blabbering wouldn’t stop & everybody moved on,
You were the only one giving me a patient ear & asked me to go on.
When adolescence hit me & I was supposed to act grown up,
You still chuckled at my insanity & never let me give up.
Even when I was at wrong foot, you guarded me & never let me fall,
So that the army of accusers wouldn’t cross the iron wall.
Seeing you filled with guilt, is how I learnt not to repeat my mistakes at all.
No one flaunted my most minute achievements like you,
Gloriously claiming what I am today, is somewhere made by you.
Nobody could miss you in the crowd,
Tall physique with extreme good looks, always made you stand out.
Arriving in style wherever you went & looking the best,
Giving enough reasons to youngsters for your arrest.
Your voice is still vivid, when you cried in happiness,
Since you were going to witness my wedding madness.
Decked up as a bride, the first person I saw excitedly waving at me, was you.
Just like the childhood days, excited me waving back at you.
Even when your magnificent demeanor was taken down by old age,
I failed to believe, that your soul isn’t immortal to this worldly cage.
When you knew exactly the time for your final call,
You held me tight saying again how much you loved me after all.
I knew deep in my heart that was the last hug on your bedside.
But as usual, you assured me you never going to leave my side.
The reason I love to sleep a little more now, is because I meet you daily in my dreams now.