My Grandmother!

She stood in her bended form

Her tired body folded in wrinkles

Her tattoos of ages faded

Her strength of little resistance


Lonely and teary

My Grandmother


I smiled at her feeble body

I mocked her odious look

I frown at her folly

The price of longevity

The blessings of a long sojourn

My grandmother


What crime is there to sign?

What plague is her name?

I grew up with the fondness of her

Guided by her sagely wisdom

Her warm embrace and tender touch

My grandmother


She became the dreaded one

The ominous agent of darkness

Just because her many peers

Had hurried away in their steps

Just because

She wobbles in speech

Just because

Longevity smiled on her

Instead of paying homage to her

I dread her with scorn

I run a race to avoid her

Just because

She turned to a sage by providence

My grandmother


I crave for your forgiveness

For all my wary stares

I ask for your blessings

I grew up with the fondness

Of your warm embrace and tender love

My grandmother


Whose milk of kindness no one can compare

A mothers gain

A mothers love

I feel the warmth of you

Your blood

As it runs in my veins?

My Dear Grandmother


PS: Not a personal story but a classical one of how some of ‘our sagely parents / Grand Parents, the elderly’ –  are mistreated because providence bestowed them with longevity.

Peace and Love!

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19 thoughts on “My Grandmother!

    1. Awww… I appreciate that you took the time to leave this kind comment. And also to relate with this poem. It is a sad tale from some parts of the world that old age has been reversed to mean evil… Time for a rethink of that if we too, pray for longevity. Thank you, Shilpa! 🙂

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    1. I am humbled. I am glad that this resonates with others. Thank you for relating to this experience too. Sadly, some ‘elders’ find themselves in tears wondering what they did wrong… to those around them. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Yeah, I had a great one, of blessed memory. We should love the elderly amongst us. And show them that we do while there is still time. Thanks for your warm comment. Cheers. 🙂


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