Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Her



a picture, a pencil sketch
etched in black and white
stopped me in my tracks,to gaze-
glimpse in bewiderment, in awe
of reflected familiarity,my own?
wait, it can't be, how could it be?


as i trace the features one by one
many an emotion skip my mind
she seems so young, was i ever so?
she was carefree, she lived life so
who is she? why do i feel connected?
stop, she is not me but she is in me
even though we are so disconnected?


i should've known the answer was close
yet it gave me great pleasure, to know
her eyes spoke to me, just as her words
rang in my ears, i knew her deep down
within my heart, the knowledge took shape
just as she walked in to announce
as only she, my adorable ammoomma can do
'Appoopa sketched me, I was seventeen'


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This is for my Ammooma, my grandma, who is a role model for me, her grace and her charm
beats no other and she is indeed a woman to be reckoned with. Also fits the prompt for 3WW.
*Appooppa is what I call my grandpa, he was a lucky man.

19 comments:

keith hillman said...

This is simply beautiful. I so enjoyed reading it.

Michelle Johnson said...

Isn't it wonderful how we can see ourselves in our family? This is a beautiful post, UL. I think your grandmother will be proud of this tribute to her. Have a nice day.

lissa said...

a beautiful, lovely, vivid poem

This Girl Remembers said...

Oh, this is lovely. Thank you. I recently lost my grandmother, and your poem brought tears to my eyes. Good ones.

TC said...

This is wonderful, UL. I hope you share it with her if you haven't already.

mitr_bayarea said...

Good one..I call my mom's mother Ammamma.

paisley said...

oh UL.. this was wonderful... what a oy to know and have such a wonderful strong woman in your family,, and the blessing of feeling a connection with who she once was.....

tumblewords said...

A lovely and touching poem with layers of life...very nice!!!

Tammy said...

I really enjoyed this UL and I hope you always embrace that youthful spirit your grandmother sketched.

Linda Jacobs said...

We can learn so much from grandmothers! Now that I'm one, I hope I can be a role model for my granddaughter.

Just someone said...

I like your Ammooma and your tribute to her... its really touching...

Remiman said...

UL,
What a beautiful and tender heart you have, perhaps a gift from your gram?
Nice poetry too.
rel

Suma said...

lovely, UL..and lovingly portrayed...

Jujee said...

very sweet tribute : )

Roop Rai said...

:) so much love and awe! beautiful :)

Noah The Great said...

Oh wow. What an interesting read!

pia said...

Good grandmothers are wonderful--and it's great to see us through them

Truly beautiful poem

WriterKat said...

I like your intertwine of the woman and the grandmother.

Prats said...

I am sure I had left my thoughts here....wonder where it went???

LOved this and can see the love you have for your Ammooma....