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Today I’ll begin to mean the words that I say
Today I will cherish the moments when you call me to play

Today I will put the laptop away
Today I will sit by your side and stay

I have no work that cannot wait
I have no task that is so great

That it takes me away from your Β eager look
When you wait for me to read you a book

This moment is where I need to be
This second is what I need to feel

These days will never return
No, they won’t

You’ll be all grown up
And I will miss it all the most

For my daughter


This is written in response to the Wednesday Prompt #10 over at

Write Tribe

This week’s prompt was to use the phrase ‘Today I’ll begin…’ as the first line

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Hi there! I'm Shailaja Vishwanath, a blogger with 12 years of blogging experience and a parent to a teen. I work as a digital marketing and social media consultant. From positive parenting tips to useful productivity hacks, social media advice to blogging advice, you'll find them all right here. Welcome to my blog.


Psych Babbler · March 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Awww…such beautiful words for Gy! πŸ™‚ Time spent with one's children is so very essential — before you know it, she'll be all grown-up! Loved it Shailaja…

Talya Tate Boerner · March 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Time well spent. Lovely.

KParthasarathi · March 27, 2014 at 1:02 am

It is as it ought to be.A nice poem.

Michelle Liew · March 27, 2014 at 2:05 am

Yes, if we don't take moments to live our lives well and appreciate the little things around us, we miss so much.

Pixie · March 27, 2014 at 3:57 am

oh.. that was beautiful!
nicely done for the prompt Shailaja

Swethaprajwala · March 27, 2014 at 4:02 am

Awww…..nice. Reaction given by Medha. Lovely Shailaja πŸ™‚

janaki ramdas · March 27, 2014 at 4:26 am

Nice one. After reading this I miss my loving darling daughter Lakshmi my kannamma

Prem Rao · March 27, 2014 at 5:11 am

Time flies and will never come back. Make the best of it while you can. Lovely pic, thoughts and poem, ShyVish.

Sunitha · March 27, 2014 at 5:55 am

Very beautifully written Shailaja.

Aarthy · March 27, 2014 at 6:05 am

Beautifully written and so true. How many modern day parents are yet to realize this!

Uma · March 27, 2014 at 6:12 am

wow, very nicely put!

Veganosaurus · March 27, 2014 at 7:21 am

<3 so so so beautiful! The poem and the photograph.

Beloo Mehra · March 27, 2014 at 8:12 am

What a lovely, lovely post it is! So tender and gentle are the feelings expressed here. Beautiful, Shailja!

Anita · March 27, 2014 at 8:36 am

Beautiful words very effortlessly conveyed, Shailaja. Lovely πŸ™‚

Sreeja Praveen · March 27, 2014 at 8:52 am

Beautiful poem, Shailaja πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I guess I'll start feeling this soon ,little P is growing πŸ™‚

iamstri · March 27, 2014 at 9:16 am

Lovely, even I did a kids based prompt response for this!! Summer and Kids are a lovely combo πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 27, 2014 at 9:31 am

So glad you liked it, PB πŸ™‚ Much love <3

Nabanita · March 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

aww this is so sweet ..right from the heart! Touching Shailaja!

Shailaja V · March 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

Thank you Talya πŸ™‚

Rajlakshmi · March 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

awww that just melted my heart πŸ™‚ how beautiful… enjoy your time

Aditi · March 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Awww….Beautiful Shailaja!! πŸ™‚

Kathy Combs · March 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

This was lovely. They grow up way too fast don't they?

Leo · March 28, 2014 at 3:52 am

Hope you both have the most fun time together and make memories to write more poems about πŸ™‚ Nice one, Shailaja.

Debbie · March 28, 2014 at 4:44 am

Beautiful and heartfelt! πŸ™‚

Krishna/കࡃഷࡍണ · March 28, 2014 at 5:18 am

Beautiful poem… for daughter


sugandha · March 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

what a heartfelt poem it is. Please preserve all the moments that you can have with her because that's the gift she will have from you for rest of her life.

Shilpa Garg · March 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Lovely expression, Shailaja! Enjoy, cherish every moment before the lil Gy grows up!! πŸ™‚

Vidya Sury · March 30, 2014 at 6:27 am

Nice photo! πŸ™‚ Lovely poem!

Corinne Rodrigues · March 31, 2014 at 3:15 am

Loved the picture! Yes, they grow so fast, don't they? πŸ™‚

Eli Z · March 31, 2014 at 8:01 am

“This moment is where I need to be”…. Aawww – loved it!! What a beautiful hymn to the everyday life and the importance of being right here and now:-)

Gayu · April 2, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Such a cute one this is and the pic is so adorable. Yes children grow up so soon….and each moment spent with them is memories treasured forever!

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