by Joshini Ganesh
This beautiful poem was sent in by one of our fans, Joshini Ganesh, who says she has a passion for literature, especially poetry. Joshini wrote this poem for her daughter, and says that she is sure many mothers can relate to the sentiments expressed in it.
Her pretentious laughter to gain my attention amuses me as I watch her trotting along, tip toeing like a ballerina into my arms.... This little mischievous one, still graceful in my eyes, speaks volumes of immense happiness, as she lay her commandments on me.... Like a puppet on a string, I follow every little thing she demands that I do... My eyes swollen up with smiles too numerous to keep, she comes and wipes my eyes with her little hands, kisses my cheek over and over... These are not tears of sadness, dear... These are tears of joys that the heart couldn't hold back, it is solemnly because of you, my little human that makes me wish to live forever seeing my princess growing into a wonderful, caring young woman... Like a creation from God, I'm proud to say you are mine, a part of myself is shown within you.. Your laughter fills my day, giving me courage to live and to be strong for you. A pillar that seems to be forever and eternal. This bond we share, may it never change as conflicts may arrive in the future. May you never distance yourself from me as the world and people are changing forgetting about bonds such as ours... Thinking about my own mother and our relationship makes me value my mother even more because she feels the way I feel about you... I wish to keep you by my side forever, not wanting you to grow up, but through my eyes you will forever be this little innocent and graceful child, I will always keep close to my heart...
Joshini Ganesh is an aspiring Guyanese author who is currently working on a novel on the theme of human trafficking.
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