Sentimental – To be or Not To be

Sentimental : Today’s Daily Prompt:

Where do I begin?

Sentimental, it appears to me,
Is not just  my middle name
But my first and last as well….

My poor brain littered with sentiments…
Foolish, cherished, wondrous,
Romantic, unrealistic, luminous
Instinctive, impractical, incongruous sentiments

From school prize books to  dogeared cook books,
From brass  to  house plants nurtured in  nooks
From Jaipuri Rasais to my Kashmiri carpet, 
From French crystal to Srilankan rice plate..

From the first bleary pic of  my babes-in-arms,
To the teary one at my husband’s farewell to arms!
From my lucky blue sari worn to change my exam fate,
To the dear red and gold  worn on my  wedding date!

Each Knick knack, each treasured gift
Each picture, each bag, did spirits lift!
Each one had a happy story to tell,
where sweet memory would dwell!

Oh where do I stop

Sentimental  it appears to me,

Is not just  my middle name

But my first and last as well….


– Aruna

10 thoughts on “Sentimental – To be or Not To be

  1. rajivkrishnan57 March 7, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Yeah, I agree … the extemely sentimental “you” that you are … a complete do-gooder … everybody’s agony aunt!! Much to your own discomfort and discomfiture. Blessed are those who know you.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. andy1076 March 7, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    You have the most beautiful responses to the prompts, Always ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dr.P.Suprabha March 8, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Excellent have this God’s gift..the ability to write…..nurture it.why dont you publish a book?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections March 8, 2016 / 5:35 pm

      Suprabha…. Delighted to find you here, coz I know it takes effort ….

      Biased though your lavish praise may be, it brought a wide smile to my face today… Thnk you…. 🙂


  4. sujanvi March 8, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    It is gift to feel a multitude of emotions… although it does take its toll… May you continue to experience the river of sentiments…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. suranch March 9, 2016 / 9:57 am

    U have expressed urself very well .But u shud try to cm out of it -dnt get tied down ..


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