Mama in heaven
Are you at ease ?
You feel no pain in your heart or knees ?
You aren’t bothered about papa’s lack of hearing?
Or that the curds are still not set for lunch ?
Perhaps you see your favourite gerbera flowers
And smile to yourself
And hopefully you smell the fragrance of your pearly white jasmine
I’ll pick them for you and put them in a bowl of water
You taught me well
I follow your footsteps
In your tiny shoes with your baby feet
You were my Harbour mama
One day I will drop anchor
In your placid waters,
Till we meet again .
Copyright Lily Swarn