Grandparents | Teen Ink


March 24, 2022
By Jyothis PLATINUM, Ernakulam, Other
Jyothis PLATINUM, Ernakulam, Other
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When hearts speak of gratitude,words lose their significance. When love takes up the mic of life,the only voice that rings in each heart would be love, love and love......

Far away in distant lands

While my parents worked with sweating hands

I slept peacefully on my granny's shoulder 

Listening to the sweet lullabies she sang for me.

While mom wasn't with me

She became my mother 

Those hard hands that lifted me 

In my times of fall were of grandpa.

Granny,all stories you said till date 

Remains unshaken and crystal clear in my heart 

You grew seeds of truth and wisdom in me

Hoping that they beautify my soul. 

Dear granny blessed is your voice 

That introduced me to the God

You kept me away from the fancies of the world 

Under your protective and lovely hands

When naughtiness and stubbornness took hold of me

You send them out  with your unending love

With the passage of time 

Grandpa had become a memory

Settled in the coffin of our hearts.

Those tears of separation I saw in your eyes 

That day,stays still intact in my head granny.

Even when you were weakened by disease and pain 

You showered on me pure and everlasting love. 

You lit candles of affection and love 

In my little baby heart. 

Today as I stand in my budding youth 

I see you settle into the difficulties of old age

When I look into your tired,sleepless eyes

I could read from the pages of my mind 

That old motherly figure...

Those hands which fed me affectionately 

Has grown pale and skinny today.

Today as I walk holding my granny

Who taught me to walk with baby steps 

God,I have before you just one request 

To welcome her to your kingdom of love 

Let she stay there time immemorial 

And beautify the heaven's garden 

Like a beautiful scented flower....

The author's comments:

Grandparents have played a major role in most of our upbringing. In my case, both my parents were working abroad, so I had got the chance to spent more time as a kid with them. This one is dedicated to all Grandparents who shower us with everlasting love and friendship...

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