Dahlia: Aunt Mona, mummy says that you hate mother’s day, why so?
Mona looked at her for some time and then patted Dahlia’s cheek and replied, “Maybe because I couldn’t be a good daughter”.
“But ma says that your mummy daddy was very much proud of you since you were a baby like me”.
“Maybe they were, who knows”, Mona replied as she wore her specs.
Dahlia stared at her blankly for some time, she was just a 6-year-old baby to understand Mona’s words.
Suddenly, Dahlia stood up and hugged her, “I will always love you Mona Aunty”.
Mona smiled and hugged her back as a tear dropped from her right eye.
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Flavia Cutinho says
No matter how excellently we take care of our parents we will still have this thought, good post.
Thank you and exactly, these were my thoughts too.
Sadvika Kylash says
Just what needed!! A love, a care and concern. Kids know how to deal with things better even thought they really don’t understand the situation or the feeling we are going through. But just a simple hug would do wonders
Harjeet Kaur says
Is this a story prompt? It conveys a lot in these few words. The emotions of being sidelined by the parents. More power to your pen.
Just chitchat. But thanks…
Kaveri Chhetri says
You sure have a knack for writing nano stories. I don’t know if my comprehending skills aren’t upto the mark or what but I had to read it around 3 times
A simple and very effective short story of how children are blessed with innocence and their love has the power to melt hearts
We don’t realise the hurt and baggage of our elders, do we? Hope that Mona can find peace one day.
Madhu Bindra says
I am a bit lost here. Is there a continuation to this story? I would love to read more, always enjoy your stories.
No no, just a normal chitchat.
Sandy N Vyjay says
A very poignant and touching story. Brings out the angst and the love in a very short time. Nice piece of writing there.
Swati Mathur says
At one point of time we do feel have we done enough? Its important that we do not take any relationship for granted , when we do we feel guilty through out our lives.
Kashish Mahtani says
It’s what every conscientious child feels – no matter how much you give back to your parents, it’s always little compared to what they’ve done for you. But that doesn’t mean you’re not a good son/daughter. I loved your piece – quick and impactful.
Nikita Jhanglani says
How is one supposed to say anything more than awwww?! Love this slice of life piece!
Shail Thosani says
It is so beautiful! This conversation is so simple yet impactful. I feel every daughter at some stage feels that she has not been a good daughter but her parents are always proud of her. At that moment we all need a sweet little hug from Dahlia.
Meetali Kutty says
Very sweet and poignant- thanks for sharing!
Thanks, glad you liked it.
Sonia dogra says
It takes a while to understand what our parents mean to us but it’s too late by that time and certain things then haunt us for a lifetime. Completely get you.
Ritu Bindra says
Beautiful piece. Loved it. A child needs verbal affirmation and motivation. Or it is just plain guessing and guilt trips.
Anjali Tripathi says
Amazing and impactful write up with this small piece. Sometimes we take a relationship for granted and regret it later. Indeed hugs are SO powerful and are great for reducing stress rapidly. More power to your pen..
Mayuri Nidigallu says
Now you’ve got me intrigued about why Mona thought she couldn’t be a good daughter, especially when her parents were proud of her!
Zenobia Merchant says
Short and crisp. Delivered the point very well, “Are we good enough?”
Such powerful words. I have felt this many times and it is always this doubt even when you do how much ever we could. Really like your writing and thanks for sharing.
Jhilmil D Saha says
Yes this exact thought kills most of us from inside most of the time. A lovely simple yet thoughtful writeup.
Abha Singh says
Sweet story and touching words. Lovely post.
Aurora M says
Heart touching story !!! Sometimes we have this regret in heart.
Bhawna Shah says
Sometime short conversation hits your mind a lot. Loved reading this short conversation.
Hansa Kajaria says
Such an impactful story told in few lines. Indeed kids innocence can melt any heart. The way they deal with any situation is so simple, a hug and a kiss and all is sorted.
Sindhu Vinod Narayan says
Short one but conveys many lessons. It’s wonderful to know. Kids process situations in a different way than us elders. Loved reading this
Rahul Prabhakar says
I love such nano tales. I think kids know how to make an adult feel cared and their feelings are so genuine. I would love to know more.
A simple hug cures everything, from a child’s perspective. And the everlasting doubt that we have for our loved one – Am I doing enough?
Thanks for understanding
Pooja Jha says
You write short ye beautiful and emotional stories, this story too touched my heart and is emotional.
This thought pops up in mind at times “I am not a good daughter”
Pamela Mukherjee says
Small words but a perfect story. Loved the concept, so touchy.
Vidhya Thakkar says
Awww! just loved it. More power to you for writing such beautiful poems
It was a conversation not poem… But thanks
You have absolutely nailed my thoughts. Beautiful piece of writing. Somehow we just can’t live upto our parents expectations.
Noor Anand Chawla says
An interesting mini story as always!