Learn More

PARTHA SARATHI PAUL

Freshman - 1,033 Points (29-06-1976 / Guskara-Burdwan)

My grand lady...


My granny is super oldie.
She stays in her bed all day;
her walker stares a little away.
She`s in the seventh stage for years
almost like a child as Shakespeare said.
When her shaky hands lay on this man
the same love of the grand lady feels this grand son.

It seems just yesterday though many years back
this junior as a toddler followed her steps
in the rooms and yards of the old home.
I as a baby lay in her arms when she visited her friendly neighbors;
I as a baby from her arms looked around the outside world.
All my cries came to an end when she took in her flabby arms;
now no more cries on her lap in such a cozy and magic touch!

She was a castle around me against any shouts and snarls;
none could hit me; not even frowns or brow- beating could come.
She was a strong safeguard when I was a boy.
Even my father couldn`t break through her put- up cordon!
She told me the tales of my long dead, patriot grandpa.
She feels her old man in me and loves me that much.

Only this morning she had a sudden fall;
she was crying bitterly, worse than a child.
I rushed in and lifted her on to her bed;
now just a bundle of fragile bones and cotton muscles.
My vision blurred in a moment and memory flashed old album.
These words are just some fragments of many pictures.

Submitted: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: life


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (My grand lady... by PARTHA SARATHI PAUL )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Why Am I? ....., Michael P. McParland
  2. Your Hate, Michael P. McParland
  3. Lump, Michael P. McParland
  4. Retrace, Sunny Chopra
  5. Diversity-in-Unity*, Tushar Ray
  6. Nobody Home - 2. Passive Voice, Joseph Archer
  7. a written poem, animesh sapkota
  8. Nobody Home - 1. Forever We Roll, Joseph Archer
  9. Losing Interest, Dawson Walter Smith
  10. Thirteen Ways To Look at Flowers, Mason Liu
[Hata Bildir]