Theme: Love

Yes, Grandma

Yes, grandma!

I am awake, go on…


Lucky are they

who have seen grandma,

luckier still

who got stuck to her

to hear stories of witches and ghosts,

and lovelier ones, too,

of Red Riding Hood and Piped Piper…


A home short of her wrinkled forehead

is like without butter a piece of dry bread,

a blank paper not scribbled by a baby,

without dots, lines, cartoons and stories,

good for the trash can with no queries


A pond is incomplete

without a lotus,

will a night sky be complete

without a moon and million stars,

the heart too is incomplete

without the ripples of love,

and the home is incomplete

without giggling kids

and grandma’s treasure-trove!


More By  : Dr. Kumarendra Mallick

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you, Frank. I shall look into the site and write to you. Best regards.

03-Mar-2013 23:58 PM

Comment Dear Dr. Kumarendra Mallick,

I read your comment on my poem in "Your Space/Muse India" and became curious in your poetry yesterday. I like this poem and would like you to consider submitting this and other material for an anthology on "Family Mattters" with Nivasini Publishers, Hyderabad. Please look at the website:
We are three editors so I canĀ“t promise anything, but please consider my offer. The poems must really be focused on the family; no too simple rhymes, please.
Best wishes from Germany,
Frank Joussen

Frank Joussen
03-Mar-2013 14:48 PM

Comment Dear Whisperkwane, thank you whispering the gentle words of your heart.

18-Mar-2012 01:45 AM

Comment Thank you, Madhavi for your sweet words. I feel so good.

18-Mar-2012 00:05 AM

Comment Sweet poem Dr Mallick!

17-Mar-2012 16:07 PM

Comment Thank you, Rupradha for liking the poem, specially the concluding stanza. You empower me to look beyond today! Love.

17-Mar-2012 13:33 PM

Comment As I read through the poem my own grandmother pops up...and I smile ...Thanks for the memories...

17-Mar-2012 12:21 PM

Comment Loved it! Particularly the last stanza is great!!

17-Mar-2012 05:51 AM

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