Raj Arumugam

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

Letters from Mom - 4 of 4
Letters from Mom - Letter 4 of 4: Life, Death, and Life

Dear my Dearest Ninny

Life and Death, dearest Ninny
that's what news I've got for you here
in this post; sad and happy, dearie
ain't that what's it all about
Cos God gets drunk every other night
(just like your Dad)
life's a mixed bag

Three of your school friends
last week
were in a pick-up truck
It was Dom who was driving
and the truck fell off the bridge
and into the water
Dom rolled down his window and got off
but the other two in the back
John and Mary, though good swimmers
they drowned, dearie
cos they couldn't get the tail-gate opened

And your sister is now pregnant
and she's all excited
but we don't know if it's a boy or girl
so we'll decide later
if you are aunt or uncle
And your sis says if it's a girl
she'll name it after me -
so, she'll be called Mom;
and if it's a boy
she'll name it after Dad -
so, of course, he'll be called Dad

And that was good to hear from you
on the phone
you're coming back home
You can run away from school
run away from your town
run away from mummy -
but you always got to
come back to mummy
dear O dearie my Ninny

See you soon, Darl Ninny
Your loving Mom

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

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