Raj Arumugam

Letters From Mom - 1 Of 4 - Poem by Raj Arumugam

Letters from Mom Letter 1 of 4: News from home

Dear my Dearest Ninny

this letter I wrote real slow
letter by letter
in our whole dear English alphabet
to form each word
Slow, slow, slow
like our dripping tap
I wrote slow
cos I know you never
could read fast

Remember Mrs Campbell at school?
She always said you were a slow reader

We've moved since you left
cos your clever Dad who reads the papers daily
(he is a fast reader -
I'm mighty proud of him -
he finishes the papers in 3 minutes)
said he read most accidents happen
within thirty miles distance of the home
and so we've moved
Now dear, we are safe and accidents can't happen
since we're 40 miles away
We're desperately safe

I know you'd want our new address, dear
but really I can't cos
the family we bought this house from
what they did was to take the number away
cos they said they don't want to change address
Fair enough, we said
So Dad went back to our old house to get our number
but those new idiots at our old place
they called your Dad crazy and silly -
those rude people!
Those upstarts! These foreigners!
They are ignorant of our ways!
I wonder if they know your Dad is erudite
after all, he reads the Daily everyday

Write to me, or call us, Darl Ninny
Your loving Mom

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2013

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