As she marches the unknown path ahead,

She leaves back , in our hearts, a longing thread.


For years, she stood like the Rock Of Gibraltar,

Always guiding and never letting us falter.


Braving the storms, standing tall in Sun and rain,

Never she displayed, ever a streak of pain.


Taking life head on, she was soldier brave,

Not even once, she sought a shelter or a cave.


Devotion and sacrifice stood by her side,

Under the umbrella of her love, we all sailed with stride.


A teacher, an aunt, a sister, a family head and so much more,

She is a gem of a person who’s compassionate to the core.


Now that she lays her armour to the ground,

I wish her a smooth journey outbound.


May she find everlasting peace and bliss,

With a heavy heart, I plant a final kiss!

I dedicate this poem to the Iron Pillar of my life, my aunt Shanta G Khare, fondly known as Didi. She was my teacher, my Guru, and the Headmistress of the school and Junior College where I was groomed. Learnt what is meant by the saying, “When life throws lemons at you, make a lemonade”, from her. “Impossible”, was the word that was not in her dictionary.  Whatever little, that I can pen, is all courtesy her tutelage. Didi, I love you and you will always remain very special in my heart…
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JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG) · February 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm

That is a very special poetry Anagha. I was mesmerized reading this. How true for a teacher to become our everything that we are today? You are truly blessed. 😊 May her soul rest in peace!

sukrisblog · February 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm

I so loved the way you expressed your feelings. I always thought we need some events in our lives to let those words flow freely in our poems. It is only when we go through some.kind of pain or emotion the poet in us flows free. Thumbs up thrice for this wonderful wordings. May God bless your aunt in all special ways. This was totally ‘Dil se’.

Varsh · February 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm

Loved the poem, Anagha. She lived a good life and will rock heaven too. A pure spirit like her can never lose her charm or significance. May God give her the strength to carry on and you all to see her through.

mahekg · February 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Its such a beautiful poem and a special tribute to your loved one. I pray she is happy and her blessings always with you.

Tina Sequeira · February 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Hi Anagha! That is a beautiful tribute to your aunt in the form of poem. She surely must have been an inspiring woman for you to pen such a touching poem. May her soul rest in peace and may you carry forward her legacy! Looking forward to your next! Please do read my Week 1 blog of the #Superbloggerchallenge2018 here: 🙂

Mayuri Nidigallu · February 17, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Shanta Didi sounds like a wonderful person, and you’re lucky to have known here. Lovely tribute Anagha.

jaya1966 · February 17, 2018 at 9:41 pm

Wonderful dedication to a beloved aunt, friend philosopher and guide. I can feel your emotions in your words.

jaya1966 · February 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm

A heart touching tribute to a beloved aunt.

Zainab · February 18, 2018 at 1:25 am

What a wonderful tribute Anagha. Beautifully expressed. Amazing tribute to your loved one.

writershilpa · February 18, 2018 at 8:40 pm

That was such a beautiful homage you paid your Guru, Anagha! Indeed, it’s such strong personalities who shape us, mould us into the people we are destined to become in our lives.

Rajlakshmi · February 19, 2018 at 7:35 am

Beautiful dedication to your Aunt. May her life stories inspire others to be just as strong as she was.

Tina Basu · February 19, 2018 at 10:28 am

That’s a very well put poetry Anagha. Great as always. #Superbloggerchallenge2018

Obsessivemom · February 19, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Oh this is touching. She seems to have been a very special person.

rashimital · February 20, 2018 at 7:27 pm

Two demises in my family in just 15 days I empathize with you on every word. I understand where you’re coming from. This is a great way to honor someone you feel so highly about. I’m sure Shanta didi must have been a much greater person for she made you a great person too. The best part about great souls is that they never leave us. I only want to remember the cheerful faces of the two people who left me and my family. Yes, it’s a loss forever, but it’s destiny too. And I’m happy that their sufferings ended. Stay happy, Anagha coz that’s what Shanta did would want for you too. 🙂

Namratha · February 20, 2018 at 11:54 pm

Wonderful tribute to a wonderful person, i’m sure she was

Geethica · February 21, 2018 at 6:59 pm

Anagha this is true dedication. An owe to your guru is always a blessing. I have also written a letter to my mentor but after he is no more. Maybe he is watching from the sky.

pareshgodhwani · February 21, 2018 at 10:46 pm

Very beautifully written. An emotional poem. It is a perfect tribute for your aunt. Keep writing more beautiful poems like this.


Anupriya Gupta · February 22, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Your heartfelt words definitely make it clear that you really were very close to your aunt. May her soul rest in peace and may you find the strength to carry her legacy ahead in life

Akshata Ram · February 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm

This is a an emotional one which clearly depict your strong bond

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