Thursday, 7 May 2015

Winner

Little Raju ran excitedly
to his mother
his little face beaming
with happiness and pride!

“I won the second prize
For singing Ma!”
“Ok, ok, but why not the first prize? 
how did you miss that?"

His smile disappeared instantly
He was no longer feeling
A winner…

10 comments:

  1. Poignant !
    truly ... Rajeev you have achieved that thing where the simplest words express the deepest and most fleeting.transient , hard to put in words emotions....

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  2. awww.. this is so straight to the heart. I would not like to do such mistake with my kids..

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  3. Thank you sahithya for the feedback!

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  4. Thank you Kokila.Your words are so motivating!

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  5. Thank you Roohi! Yes, the kids deserve a mother who does not react like Raju's mother!

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  6. We have a tendency to always ask why not the next better thing? We do it innocently thinking that we are encouraging the person. In fact we feel happy at the achievement. But we do not realise, we are ruining the moment of happiness for the person.

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  7. That is heart breaking.
    Beautifully penned.

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  8. Thank you Abhjit.You have analysed the situation perfectly!

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