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For life to begin
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This entry was originally posted at https://deeyum.github.io/For-life-to-begin, and cross-posted here. Please leave your comments on the original post.


In an empty, silent house
I wait for life to begin.
Life will arrive With the first young child
Bubbling over with tales from her school.
I make sure she eats the rest of her lunch.
While listening to her,
I make preparations For the evening meal.
More noise, more tumult
When the little boy comes in.
"Dwag me to the bathwoom!" he yells,
Glowing with the dirt of the day
Spent in playschool.
Soon, other children come in to play.
The house wakes up, is full of life.
Homework, Hindi, settling squabbles:
Bath, dinner, and a game or two.
I cuddle up to one, or both
As we say a prayer, or read a story.
The little, reassuring rituals of bedtime
Are done. Darkness prevails.
Peace reigns again as they lie asleep,
Hair tumbled over pillows, arms askew.
Life sleeps now, but will be up tomorrow,
Getting ready for the day, again.
Awake and asleep by turns, this house
Is the home of the future


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