My Grandma Poem by Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair

My Grandma

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My mother's love was reluctant to die with her;
In my grandma's heart it was prolific and profuse.
Nobody on earth yet compensate the lost love
But to my grandma it was her mission and ambition.

She carried in her ears the last words of my mother,
"Amma, give him the rest of love you have still for me,
Never cause to sadden him or his eyes to be wet
I am leaving, take care of my dream and joy of life.

When my baby-cries bruised the silence of nights
Seeking my mother's warmth and warm breast milk
Grandma held me close to her bosom and wished,
"If my wilted old breasts were able to lactate for him".

Like an idol she listened to my prayers in silence
Fulfilling as many as possible leaving the rest to God
Strains and restraints had never discouraged her:
She lived a dedicated life seldom seen so sacrificial

She encouraged me with stories of morals and ethics
And solved my riddles and untied my Gordian knots
Today when cruel pains creep in and distance sleep
I remember, in vain, the lullabies of my loving grandma.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 July 2022

This wonderful tribute of your grandma made me realize how lucky I am that my mother is with me all these years with her unconditional and eternal love.

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Thank you very much dear RMJ. It's not merely a tribute but a bunch of flowers at the feet of my loving grandma.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 July 2022

Every line in this touching poem made me so sad and want to cry.Very touching, so tenderly and lovingly penned.

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Anjandev Roy 13 January 2021

Sublime piece....dear poet.

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Thank you very much dear Anjandev. A grandmother is someone special, dear and devout

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Indira Renganathan 11 March 2020

' Today when cruel pains creep in and distance sleep I remember, in vain, the lullabies of my loving grandma.'.....these two lines simply hold the gist of the whole poem.. so lovely is this grand ma poem 10 ++

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Thank you very much dear poetess. In the old joint families of Kerala grandmas had a dominant and prominent podition. She was respected and loved and in turn she had a sacrificial attitude towards the grand children

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The first time I could here the tribute to Grandma, Nice tribute, thank you Poet,

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Thank you very much dear poet. A grandma's love is so special that it lingers in our mind till last

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Thank you very much dear poet Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer. Ggrandma's love is an unforgettable episode of life.

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