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If Only You Were There

Uma Daga | April 15, 2021
If Only You Were There

I wish you had come when I was ailing,

I missed your touch when my breath was failing.

I waited to see you step out of each passing car,

But all you did was say a million things from far.


I would have been happy to see you around me awhile,

I would have lovingly shared some tea over a smile.

At most times your work kept you away,

And of course, distance always came in the way.


Slowly, I had gotten used to excuses that were real or fake,

There was little left with me to either give or take.

All I needed was your frame sitting next to my mine,

But it was not meant to be – I slowly lost my shine.


Now that I am gone, you are the first to be here.

The world notices your tears, and perhaps knows more about your care.

I wonder if you’ll stay on to finish what I had started,

I always wished you well, but my love went uncharted.


Uma Daga

Uma is a nature lover by birth, life enthusiast by choice, and a content strategist and writer by profession. As a freelance content developer and editor, Uma has worked with several international and domestic clients like the United States Embassy, Infoanalytica, Ezdia, Enventure, and the Aditya Birla Group, among many others.


Uma loves travelling, making friends, reading, housekeeping and learning new skills. She lives in Jalpaiguri – far from the maddening crowds – in the lap of nature and says, “You have to meet and spend time with me to understand why I am the way I am!”

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