Poornima Raman


Phantom In My House - Poem by Poornima Raman

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.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about Phantom In My House by Poornima Raman

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (9/10/2013 10:45:00 PM)

    your phantom seems to be everywhere.
    And everywhere your phantom follows you. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 41 Points Vijay Sai R (12/24/2012 10:08:00 PM)

    your poem is a tribute to every mother (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,684 Points Dave Walker (9/20/2012 5:06:00 AM)

    A fantastic poem, like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (9/20/2012 2:15:00 AM)

    Wow, you have a lovely mum, I guess she`s not really a phantom at all.a nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,266 Points Valerie Dohren (9/19/2012 2:00:00 PM)

    I think only a mother would do all this - and yours sounds wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (9/19/2012 12:39:00 PM)

    Would have to be your mother.Sounds like a very special
    mother at that.Thank you Poornima (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Ekaterina M. Polischuk (9/19/2012 10:27:00 AM)

    don`t say about your mother like this hahaha!))))) oh.... nice poem.... i like the way you describe the phantom))) .... your imagination. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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