Little Things

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Pip is an aspiring young author and college student who enjoys doing karate, watching Frasier on Netlix with close family, and great music  [+]

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It’s all those little things- you know?
The “I love you”s before you go,
The phone calls that you’re heading home,
The not-going-to-bed-alone,
The dog between us on our laps,
The putting-down-the-kids-for-naps,
“How was your day?” and “How’d you sleep?”
And “Is there anything to eat?”
And, when we see that something’s wrong,
The “Tell me, please, what going on.”

Support, in times of ailing health,
Or bills up-piling on the shelf,
Support, as children change and grow,
Or as we binge that Netflix show,
Support, in all small joys and chores,
Makes you still mine, and me still yours.

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Pooja Gola · ago
Hey, can I use your poem? I wanna give my voice to it.
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Pip · ago
Thank you for asking, I would be honored. Would love to see what you do with it!
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Prithvijeet Sinha · ago
Since you are an ardent Netflix fan, it's charming that an Indian series LITTLE THINGS shares your poem's title and is exclusively streaming on Netflix itself. Your poem reminded me of its central couple's tenacity.
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Pip · ago
Thanks Prithvijeet, I did not know about this. I will certainly have a look (you're right, I am an "ardent" Netflix fan :). I'm happy you read the poem and had this positive (and surprising!) association.

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