Poornima Raman


Phantom In My House


Phantom brewed a steaming cup of coffee when i woke.
Phantom cooked as I jogged past the gate.
Phantom ironed my clothes to neat and crisp, while I bathed.
Phantom had hand picked every piece in my breakfast plate.
Phantom made sure I stay brisk and balanced all day.


Phantom polished my shoes twice, to shine
Phantom gave me a coat while I stepped out, in case it rains!
Phantom cleaned up my mess if i went out any time
Phantom paid my bills cleared by dues up to date, maintains my gains
Phantom bought me things I never thought I needed the most!


Phantom told Elton John is gay, damn straight is his music though
Phantom said all are equal before the One above!
Phantom clapped when I beamed at the closing line of Apocalypto.
Phantom taught me that a stitch in time saves nine.
Phantom proved to me the spirit of sports is in playing.


Phantom cried, when I lost
Phantom cried, when I won
Phantom says time heals all wounds
Phantom thinks it is also fun, to forget and forgive
Phantom showed me shortcuts and insists it is always better to avoid them.


Phantom listened to all what I said over and over
Phantom fought like a soldier when I trouble stood against me
Phantom begged like a beggar, when I am in anger
Phantom folds hands in prayer, and with a kiss, covered me.
Phantom gave me birth. And vice versa, says Phantom.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Written in a pensive mood.... on mother's day
Poornima.

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