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mom the best

This is not an original work but ya i like it alot!! hope you like it!! have added some more lines in it!! mom

Her hands held me gently from the day I took my first breath.
Her hands helped to guide me as I took my first step.
Her hands held me close when the tears would start to fall.
Her hands were quick to show me that she would take care of it all.
Her hands were there to brush my hair, or straighten a wayward bow.
Her hands were often there to comfort the hurts that didn’t always show.
Her hands helped hold the stars in place, and encouraged me to reach.
Her hands would clap and cheer and praise when I captured them at length.
Her hands would also push me, though not down or in harms way.
Her hands would punctuate the words, just do what I say.
Her hands sometimes had to discipline, to help bend this young tree.
Her hands would shape and mold me into all she knew I could be.
Her hands are now twisting with age and years of work,
Her hand now needs my gentle touch to rub away the hurt.
Her hands are more beautiful than anything can be.
Her hands are the reason I am me.

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train-2

Hello once again!!

Like Ratan Tata says ” A promise is a promise” and here it is, as promised and here is the second part of my story, i asked people who commented about what they think will happen here after, some said pal will get a new gal, some said he would get email id of the gal, some said pal will go and talk with the gal and stay back in gopal.Some wanted to have some happy ending to pal stories.  My o my those were nice ideas, some look good in movies, My friend pal is a poor guy, cant afford to waste ticket like this or cant do anything thats super heroic. He is just an ordinary guy with an ordinary caliber. But trust me whatever happened here after will surely make you happy. So lets get back to the platform where the train arrived and both of us departed. Its morning 6:30 at gopal. For pal the journey has just begun, another 22hr journey from gopal to metro. The next train is at 8:30. 2 hrs enough for pal and his friends to refresh themselves and get over their sleep. For next 2hrs platform was where they used to brush up and get ready for next journey. I tell you platforms in gopal are cleaner then other places, but not as clean as his next destination metro. After brushing up and getting ready pal had a hot choclate and poha as breakfast. Thats what pal likes the most (both), trust me its a nice thing to have any morning be it summer or winter. Pals friends were chit chating and were cursing pal for not waking up in the night. Pal just smiled away and said its ur fault none of you woke up.

In all this 2 hrs just went by in flash, in the mean time the group of pal was growing as other college mates also joined in, be it senior or junior. The train was about to arrive in 10-15 min, thanks to didi the trains were quiet punctual and were bang on time. Suddenly to pals surprise, a huge trolley again passed by and the same bags and same laugage on the trolley, Pal thought he is still dreaming and the last night hang over is still not over, but the moment he saw the 8.5 team again he was thrilled and was joyed. It seems luck was favouring pal. Ray saw Pal’s  group and gave a short and sweet look to pal. Pal could not resist smiling. Pal said to himself its time that i talk to her and not let this oppertunity go. Cause Eminem has rightly said ” Oppertunity comes once in a life time ” ;). So now the egerness for train to arrive increased, the joy was obvious. He was excited the journey would be exciting. Here comes the train. Kudos to Didi’s train.

The group rushed in to the compartment,  group had seat numbers which were scattered, so we first everyone adjusted the luggage to make themselves free from all worries and enjoy the journey. To pals surprise ray was in the adjacent cabin, where pals good friend pit was sitting. Pal had a side lower bearth, along with a lower bearth of his friend kit. The compartment was full with either the college group or big families. Pal just glimpse over for ray and ray was just waiting for that. Both of them exchanged smile and started to act as if they are strangers. All set and the journey has begun. Train got up the speed and the next station was in 2 hrs from now. A good morning breakfast and nice breeze , hilly tracks, what else do u expect from a good journey. Pal was soon accompanied by the group and the chit chat started. The group made all minor adjustments with other passengers to make sure that the group can sit together. When group sits the bearth for 3 is occupied by 6 so we were some 12 guys seating all together. The topics were hayway, Ray came into the edge of lower bearth and pal on side lower bearth noted this. The eye spy game began again, pal enjoyed the discussion with group and the smile of ray. Ray kept herself busy by doing something or the other for family members. The track went through the tunnels and the group roared loudly. It was all fun. 10:30 the next station arrived. We went down and roamed on the platform. The group went up to get something to eat, like chips, cake etc. Meanwhile ray was looking at our group and was enjoying the sceen.

The train started back we rushed back into the compartment, pal use to get in at last , he then decided to stay on gate, the train left platform and suddenly pal noted ray came again worried looking for something, she banged her head and again washed her face, pal just couldnt resist smiling, pal decided to go back to his seat, and ray soon followed her. The discussion again begun and the same game, meanwhile the young kid was in rays aunts lap we caught up with the kid and pal decided to play with the kid. Kid enjoyed the game and by that time rays family started talking with our group, general enquiry where are we going, whats our college etc etc, ray was paying attention to everything, pal was busy with kid. Meantime kid was bored with the game and wanted to have some fresh air, aunt asked ray to do something, ray went to the other side door, she looked back  towards pal, pal didnt noted.

The entertainment package was gone for pal so pal decided lets go back to gate and get some fresh air, pal went in the opposite direction and stood on the gate, listening to song. Ray at the other end gradually walked up to the other end, and came to this end, pal was thrilled and decided that its time we start talking. As soon as ray arrived he had a good look at the kid and ray, ray in baggy salwar suit with hairs coming on her face was looking cute. Pal said hi to ray and asked for kids name, to which she replied pranay. So here was Pals hero pranay who made all this possible. Thanks and cheers for Pranay.  

 Pal started playing with kid and ray was standing and pal asked ray what are they upto, where they are going , suddenly ray asked why the hell u pretend to be a hero, cant u get on train before it starts what if u fall? Pal was shocked and he could not reply he just said thats what he does everytime. Pal tried to change the topic and went upto career goals, where ray revealed what she wanted to be. She wanted to be an engineer like pal, but the family are not in a mood to send her to good college. They just want ray to finish with her bsc and Msc from local college, she told that she aspire to be aero space scientist and has interest in aeronautics, but could not do anything as she lacked guidence. Pal and ray had a talk for what can be done and what options she had. But as I always says nothing is forever, the guys in group of pal noted and some of them kept moving here and their, some changed their places. Pal before letting the situation told ray that he was feeling hungry and is going to pentry car. The moment pal and ray dispersed the group was behind pal.

As always an engineer cant talk to a gal, if he does so then they are in love and they are set out for some big relation. Pure bull shit, i mean why do engineers dont open their mind. Pal just described the whole situation and the guys blabbered if u are not up for that gal, pls introduce me i will talk to her etc etc!! Poor desperate engineers. So it was lunch time and we were enjoying the lunch, last home made food before we reach mirchy. The 8.5 family offered some dishes to have, by then they became quiet friendly with us. Ray offered some sweets atlast to which pal couldnt deny. People were getting sleepy and so was pranay, and this was the time when ray and pal had a talk how to become what they aspire, ( off course a guy reading would curse pal i dont need to tell for what) gradually the comfert level increased and they kept on talking on other things also, the topic ranged from engineering to what ray and pal like dislike. The group sleeping was not actually sleeping but noting all this to take a good care of pal. Some times u really wonder why time travels so fast and same thing happened with pal and ray. It was 4 now and people were getting up and ray and pal couldnt talk further. Ray had to pretend busy so that they dont curse ray again. By this time train reached papercity, pal went down and the group caught up pal and was pulling pals leg. Pal just said we are talking and their is nothing wrong in talking. But as we all know engineers are never satisfied with others logic!!

The train started again Pal was the first one to board the train, it seems words from ray had effect on pal, next big station was wrangler. Til then things went pretty much normal, it was 7 in the evening and when the station arrived we were down on platform, some how ray dared to step donw the train with pranay. For this ray got bitterly scolded and she just went out to get juice for pranay and her mother, and trust me the way ray was scolded was really harsh. Pal could see the tears in rays eyes. So pal decided to stay on gate when the train started, ray also joined in and that sobbing face with tears on her eyes, pal consoled the gal and tried to stop her from crying but it seems the talk was not meant for long, the group was hearing our conversation and was hiding in the next cabin, Rays family noted this and then it was all gone. For next 1.5hrs ray was made to work like hell and at 8:30 sharp the family declared sleeping time . Poor ray, she was asked to sleep at the upper bearth and she was crying there. Pal asked pit to adjust and give her upper bearth in next cabin, to which pit agreed. The dim light and wet face of ray with tears made pal feel real bad. They couldnt talk , Pal couldnt consoul her. They just looked at each other and couldnt do anything. The night went looking at each other and explaining to each other through eyes that just be strong. Pal slept after ray fell asleep and by the time he woke up again we were at the metro. The journey ended, before ray could get down pal handed a note which stated ”  The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” The msg was quiet clear and hope ray understood it. If yesterday morning pal cheered for Mamta didi for keeping train punctual today he cursed cause pal wanted the train to be a bit late. But this is what i call fate, u win some u loose some.

But after reading a this long story i would like to ask the readers why are gals still treated so badly? why are they not given the freedom to full fill their dreams?? What all things should be done to bring the change in attitude of indian parents? I would ask the readers their veiws about how they would treat with their daughter?  Pls let me know. Hope u enjoyed the blog.

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