MY SHAGGY COMFORT

She sits by herself, all alone

But she’s there for me when I’m sullen and low

I talk endlessly, she listens- patiently

She knows when I’m happy, she knows when I’m sad

And gives me the feel of a caring hand.

When I cry, when I hurt,

She wipes my tears as I pour out my heart.

Holding me close and hugging me tight,

In her own silent way she tells me it’s going to be alright.

When I’m happy she rejoices with me,

I can feel the warmth in her closeness to me

Through tears and joys we make our way

Me and my companion never will sway

Lying there faded, my blanket of old

Even without a life, I can feel that heart of gold.

-Leha

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166 Comments Add yours

  1. Leha, I loved the succinct poem. Many a times we get attached to something that gives us comfort and support like the blanket here.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Vandana, very true. We all have our sources of comfort:)

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  2. One of my toddler’s friends sleeps with a blanket on even during summers. She calls it her friend. Your poem reminded me of that little girl. So poignant.

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    1. Leha says:

      How sweet, a little warm friend for a little girl

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  3. msarora says:

    This reminds me how some kids are attached to such things.
    Loved it 😍
    Ms Arora

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    1. Leha says:

      Yes, and sometimes the kid in us comes out:)

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  4. so sweet…actually I must say…comforting

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much:)

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  5. bytetrails says:

    so much warmth wrapped around the poem!! BTW whats the meaning of ur name; its beautiful.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much. It is Sanskrit for mixture πŸ™‚

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  6. That’s why blankets are known as Comforters, I guess…they give us comfort πŸ™‚ #wordsmithkaurreads

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  7. We get attached to all unexpected things and they hold a special place in our life. Beautifully penned thoughts.

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  8. Would it be cliche to say that I fall in love with your blog? Just loving reading it.

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  9. shubhraarika says:

    Very well penned..

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  10. A relatable poem. Many of us find comfort in things, food or pets. They don’t judge or stop and provide a comforting shoulder.

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  11. Haimanti says:

    There are material things like your blanket or my pillow which can provide comfort no one else can… The best part is they let us be alone as well! Very beautifully written poetry…

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    1. Leha says:

      That’s a very nice point you made there. They are with us, yet they give us the space we need:)

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  12. So beautifully put together Leha! Some people feel this comfort in their beds and some in their pets.

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    1. Leha says:

      That’s so true, pets are another beautiful source of comfort

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  13. Ranjini says:

    I think there’s nothing more comforting than a blanket πŸ™‚

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  14. Blogsikka.com says:

    The poem is so. Meaningful I really liked the gust of it

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you for reading!

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  15. blogitwithsurabhi says:

    How touching! My niece always sleeps with her favourite friend “her blanket” You have expressed it so beautifully Leha!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Surabhi. Oh, her blanket is her favourite friend, so sweet!

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  16. Such a beautiful poem, loved it
    #MyFriendAlexa #mommyinmereads

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  17. jaya1966 says:

    There was a time when I used to get attached to my bath towels:). MJy mom used to get mad at me thinking it was some crazy eccentricity.

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    1. Leha says:

      Hahaha, that’s sweet

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  18. Ramya says:

    Wow Good one Leha. Didn’t expect that it was ablanket.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Ramya:)

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  19. Pooja Kawatra Gupta says:

    I think we all are attached to something special which gives us comfort no matter how shaggy or useful it seems to other.

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    1. Leha says:

      Yes, things that hold sentimental values:)

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  20. Akshata Ram says:

    If not for the picture which gave it away, I wouldn’t have guessed its the blanket. Nicely done

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    1. Leha says:

      Then my goal is achieved! Thanks:)

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  21. Disha says:

    We get attached to unimaginable things and they continue to hold a prominent place in our life. Beautifully penned thoughts. πŸ™‚

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    1. Leha says:

      Oh they do:) Thank you

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  22. Anchal says:

    This is terrific. My blanket has cleaned so many tears all these years

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    1. Leha says:

      Blankies are tireless aren’t they!

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  23. This is so sweet. I can relate to all you have written here. My kids cuddle with their soft toys and I need a pillow hug to comfort myself. that is our shaggy comfort πŸ™‚

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    1. Leha says:

      Am so glad you found it relatable πŸ™‚ Ah, soft toys were another childhood joy.

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  24. Neha Jain says:

    Loved this peom..I have many such things that give me the Best comfort then any other costly ones

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    1. Leha says:

      Often it is those old tattered treasures that give us most joy, no? πŸ™‚

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  25. beautiful poem such nice thoughts

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  26. Brilliantly written poem. Indeed, nothing can replace that shaggy comfort!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much:) I agree,nothing can

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  27. shubhraarika says:

    Nice….

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  28. TheMomSagas says:

    Lovely poem! Crisp and well-written

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you for stopping by:)

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  29. That’s such a comforting poem, Leha. We all have someone with whom we feel the warmth of comfort and blanket is one of them.

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    1. Leha says:

      Am glad you liked it:)

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  30. tinacharya says:

    I am attached to my Pillow this way. It knows me very well and whispers at me every Night, that the day other side is going to be right.and bright. Lovely poem…

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    1. Leha says:

      That’s so sweet:)

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  31. sukrisblog says:

    loved the epigrammatic style of the poetry. Fabulous.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

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  32. Wow so beautifully described. Absolutely true. one may find comfort even in a blanket or pillow.

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    1. Leha says:

      Yes really true. *me snuggling against my pillow* ;p

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  33. Veena says:

    Such a sweet little poem ❀ Innocence of childhho well captured

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Veena:)

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  34. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    Wow you had done magic with your words. loved these lines. #surbhireads

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much!

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