Usha Pisharody

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****the Right Age! - Poem by Usha Pisharody

When I tried those stilettos,
His deeply disapproving look
Simply served to fuel my determination:
I bought them.

The other day, I coloured my hair;
And he caught me in the process.
His exasperated, quizzical sigh
Ensured it had to be added to my routine!

And, if ever, I take the wheel,
(When he magnanimously
Grants me the opportunity)
Gosh! It’s all I can do
(As I listen to him droning on
About my nonexistent -to him-
Driving skill)
To not ram into the nearest tree-
Deliberately, I might add!

Still, I must admit:
He’s the one to soothe my frayed nerves;
And never complain, at the black coffee
He gets, when I forget the milk is over;
He’s the one, who’s seen me through
Dark and desperate storms of tears
When our dog took a walk, at midnight,
Without my permission!
He’s the patient tutor, for all those Football Matches
EPL or Champion’s League or La Liga…
And the endless laps of the Grand Prix;
I drive him crazy, as Hamilton drives to victory!

He’s the one who’s held me up
When my back gave way;
And made me laugh,
When it threatened to Rain, deep in my Heart!

And finally, no matter how misbehaved I am,
His final salvo, as he shouts:
“Grow up, MA! ! ”
Assures me, as nothing else does:

I am the Right Age! ! !

Usha Pisharody
13 April,2008

Comments about ****the Right Age! by Usha Pisharody

  • (12/19/2009 12:11:00 AM)

    yes...the right age to grow up! wonderful, MA!
    we all 'grow' continuous along with our children...with our experiences....seasons no matter, spring autumn or winter of life...good work...10
    so you are back...with a bang...hearty welcome Usha!
    Kesav Easwaran
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 18, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, December 18, 2009

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