Forever alone No more- 3

Clock shows: 12.45pm / Date:02Feb13

Singlehood ends in: 24 hours 

Shakespeare Idioms Used: Cruel to be Kind, Come what come may

After a good half an hour of crying, I am determined to get ready. After all, it’s my day- my Big Day- the day I’ve been looking forward to- since the last ten months. To be more specific, since our engagement.

I go to my room, and see my sister all happy and chirpy. I’m again feeling an emotional rush and I’m almost in the verge of tears.

We are the typical sisters- though we look poles apart. She is tall, I’m short; she is calm and I’m hyper active; she is sensible and I’m impulsive and do things which are out of the world. Our clothes never fit for one another. Neither do our shoes. Well, thank God for that! So, we never had those girly fights. But yes, we fight!! Fight as if one would end up dead. Again I’m the villain here. I used to even say things like, “I wish I never see you again..” Ya, I know, I can be nasty. I did not like being firm with her, but at times I had to be cruel to be kind.

But now, as I’m hit by our childhood memories, I feel sad. She is a true companion in all my deeds- good, bad or naughty. She is my secret keeper, my adviser and my everything. She is the one who tells me to let go of things I can’t control. She is the one who says I deserve much more than what I choose for, that I should never lower my standards. And…now…. I may not see her again for another year or so. I’m getting married to an Army officer and God knows what’s in store for me. I miss her already.

I try not to look in her eyes. Come what come may, I have to keep calm. So I simply say, “I’m gonna take a bath and when I’m back, keep my stuffs ready- my jewelry, my saree and other things for the evening reception ceremony. Oh yeah, plug in my hair straightener. You wear your outfit too. I’ll have your make up done”.

And then I’m off to take a bath.

P.S: Yes, I love bossing around her. 🙂



As I stand beneath the shower,

droplets tickling through my spa-treated bod,

Tears drop down my cheeks.

Wish I was that lil’ girl

holding Mom’s hand, running around

without a care in the world

I should not have grown up,

to face this mad, bad world,

to move apart from my family

only to start one of my own.

“God, please make this alright.

Let he be the man I dreamt of

Caring and affectionate, devoted and kind.”

With  a smile on my face

I decide to let go of the worries and agonies.

‘Written for the A-Z challenge 2015′



  1. Haha.. the traditional sibling fights! But the deep seated love is omnipresent!
    Liked this one! 🙂


  2. Here I could actually visualize you and sister. And I guess, this is really about you both. Maybe feeling so since I have seen both of your pics 😉

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  3. This one is so emotional, I am the younger one but I love bossing my brother! Most of the time he lets me boss him!!

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  4. Well, we always wish we don’t grow up, I guess 🙂 It’s more prominent in such times perhaps, alle T?

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    • True! I guess I always wish I wasn’t grown up! I still want to hold hands of my Dad and go on jumping and singing and do “Merry-go-round” with him 😀


  5. Aww… this was truly emotional, trying to hide the tears!

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  6. Brand new reader and follower here, visiting from the A to Z Challenge. Nice to meet you, Shalini!

    I love the poem.

    2015 A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Matthew MacNish from The QQQE

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  7. Haha…I love bossing my sister around too 🙂 Nice poem

    C is for Cathisophobia

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  8. aathira123 says:

    Being an only child myself, sibling rivalry was something that I missed 🙂 And because of that, my books have always been my companions!

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    • 🙂 I’m sure you would be close to your cousins! Books are my favorite companions too!Could you please add your link when you leave a comment! I am not able to get back to your post 😦


  9. Sulekha says:

    I am sure God heard your prayers and gave you what you asked for 🙂 Stay happy and blessed.

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  10. Love the poem. I’m very close to my cousins, but I always wished I had a sister.

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  11. Awww :))

    Nice going Shalini ! :))

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  12. Awww ! I know how you must have felt. Siblings turn out to be our greater strengths at such times. Beautiful poem 🙂

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  13. Wow! That’s beautiful. Left me smiling…
    I don’t have a sister and I knew VT for over 4 years before we got married so sometimes I feel, I did not go through any rush of emotions that time. 🙂 🙂


  14. Aww so cute..
    Best wishes for the challenge 🙂
    I am missing it already 😦

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    • Miss you too, Ananya! Remembering those wonderful posts of yours where I could know more about you! I came to know about your blog through the A to Z challenge last year! What an incredible journey! 🙂


  15. Fighting is given but the nails are so scary I tell you 😀 Loving reading this cute series Shalini (Also, amazed by the memory and time 🙂 ) I know, I know.. it was the big day but sitll 🙂 Best Wishes!

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  16. shanayatales says:

    I can understand the emotions. I was a nervous wreck on my engagement day too. Curious to see how this story progresses.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  17. Lata Sunil says:

    thats what siblings are for.. fight .. fight fight.. but we all love each other.

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  18. Shalini this post is very very cute .LOVEr between the sisters is so tender

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  19. That was beautiful. I know this heartache… of a love long lost.

    I’m dropping in to say Hi, and to wish you lots of fun with this A to Z Challenge.

    Jenny, Pearson Report
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador

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  20. *tears* i have a little sister and you made me remember all those fights.. *sobs*

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  21. Shilpa Gupte says:

    I could visualise the entire scene and remembered my past, the days before my wedding, when I would be sentimental, but, not my bro, who found the entire thing ridiculous! 🙂

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  22. swathishenoy says:

    I love fighting with my brother too 😀 and in our case, I am the villian 😛
    Loved this post and the emotions so well described in the poem ❤ you are really doin a fab job with this theme 🙂


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