AS SHE TURNS EIGHTEEN – SANDHYA M NAIR

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Author      :  SANDHYA M NAIR
Company :   IBS SOFTWARE SERVICES (P) LTD
Email        :  sandhya.nair@ibsplc.com

AS SHE TURNS EIGHTEEN

When I got a call to be a part of her journey

No deliberations, no weighings, no second thoughts,

Just found myself nodding assent to

what one may term a sudden turn of events

Nervous but excited, on how things would fall into place

Best described – in a state of pleasant shock.

However, the decision did not come easy –

A switch from academia to corporate.

I paused to looked behind, the trail once familiar,

receded before my eyes

Here I stand at the crossroads.

What next?

My heart skipped a beat, but then, stepping back is not me

From somewhere deep within, resounded a positive note

Looking ahead, a long winding path, with no footprints to follow,

Inspired by her credo ‘iBelieve’, decided to give my best.

Baby steps coupled with a lot of hand holding,

Learning from the word ‘go’, personally and professionally

Bouquets or brickbats, life has brought us this far.

Over the years, a subtle bonding nurtured

Deep within, a connect so well-established,

No urge to prove oneself nor create an impression

A feeling of oneness has come over,

And with that join hands did we, to invent the future.

The goals once just hers, now I consider mine equally

No more going by the books, everything said or done is from the heart.

Striving hard unto this day,

To prove that she had indeed made the right choice in making me a part.

And more importantly, to turn this ‘home away from home’

into one that I would love to come back, the next morn.

Well aware that, I am just one among her thousands

Moulded fine by her core values for sure,

That still does not make me indispensable.

As she turns eighteen, I would fondly wish her

Loads of happiness and many reasons to celebrate all the year through!

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