gargee singh

My Angels Passed Away - Poem by gargee singh

'I can't eat anymore grandma....'
'One more bite...', said grandma.
'I am done, now not anymore.'
'For your grandma, just one more'
'For your Grandpa, you have taken none.'

'I can't sleep Grandma...! ! '
One call..and wakes up my Grandma.
Keeping my head in her lap...
She begins with her fabulous fairy tales.
Caressing and ruffling my hair with her soft hand,
...I sleep at the end...

'Get up we have to go jogging...'calls my Grandpa.
'Is morning so beautiful? ...'I ask grandpa.
Drawing my attention towards nature's gifts,
A sense of appreciation, in me, my Grandpa has instilled.
Hard work pays off,
Grandpa's jogging classes have taught.

Early morning...
'Grandpa... we have to go jogging.'
My mom arrives terrified.
'Is everything alright? '

It was so real, it dare not be a dream.
What else could it be, if not a dream...
Grandpa passed away,
Grandma too passed away.
Leaving us alone.
Like solitary reapers in the moan.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

My grandpa passed away before my birth.My grandma passed away at the time, when I did not know.....what it means to have grandparents...I was barely 8 years old then.The experiences jotted down in the poem over what I have gained by reading books and listening to others.I did not have the privilege of sharing such moments with my grandparents...but I wish I had.I love my grandparents.I yearn for moments grandma telling me fairy tales, ruffling my hair.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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