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Where is my sunshine? - a poem inspired by Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 15 by Brenda Alredge

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various sites and portals in the internet.


Every week, Brenda Arledge, our fellow hubber gives a word challenge to us and this time I have picked her word challenge 'Sunshine' as given in her 'Week 15' episode and accordingly I was inspired to craft this poem. The tone of poem is sad but the intention was to highlight the sunshine and hope readers will take that in that stride only.

Some of us miss sunshine

Sunshine is the great gift of nature to us and it is one thing that attracts people of all age groups to it and everyone gets basked in its warmth and softness. Who will not like a sunshine especially in a cloudless winter day when the wind is also not fierce. Many people enjoy this perpetual warmth in the atmosphere in their own ways and spend a lot of time in sun bathing or exposing themselves to sun to reap the benefits of this naturally occurring tonic but still there are a few who due to problems and engagements of their lives miss this miserably and long for it at the fag end of their lives only to find that then there was no time for that indulgence and they leave the world without enjoying that nectar of nature.

The poem has a sad tone but it also shows the importance and value of the sunshine in our lives. It is something which if we do not avail today would become a thing of repenting at a later time.

Where is my sunshine?

I was a late riser,

I never saw the morning sun.

I was an indoor boy,

I never met the scorching sun.

I studied a lot,

To get a job appropriate.

I went to the job,

Engrossed and returning late.

I knew that sun shines,

But never saw it shining.

Even during my holidays,

I did my career enhancing.

I heard about sun rays,

But never had them falling on me.

I knew they were good for health,

But I had no time for thee.

Today at the end of my life,

I wanted to go out.

To feel that warmth of sunshine,

To enjoy and shout.

Alas, my body resists to move,

I can’t make out this.

I will be leaving this world,

But the sunshine is missed.

© 2021 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

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