Endless Love

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This face of mine   Suddenly conjured   “Daddy” who’s never   Far from my thoughts    In my longings of both                                                  Parents, long departed

Love and memories Are timeless and if bonds  Be true- they’ll neither fade  Nor dim, in fact they return  With greater muscle eluding  All my feeble muzzles

Few years ago dad’s younger  Brother did aver that I looked  Like him but I gave an emphatic  Head shake saying I took after  Eldest sibling and that’s why I avoided telltale mirrors

Some emotions between sibs  Blow hot and cold, mine was  Both love and hate seesawing~  My vagabond spirit, a born rebel  Intensely disliked preemptory  Commands, capital punishments

Love did abound but was marred  By feelings of being misunderstood  Always found lacking, guilty or not  Love can be conniving and exploitive  Found this out the hard way but firmly   Stopped own heart’s arterial hardening

Pure love, pride in one’s progeny, non-Judgmental in the extreme, peppered  By dangles of mouthwatering goodies  To enable sickly me to swallow medicines  Supplements, palliatives with mandatory  Physical and mental calisthenics, thus

Daddy gently and lovingly nurtured me  Mentally and physically while mom  Filled my head with magical stories  From regional folklore, spiritual tales  Read daily from holy epics, all the while  Feeding wandering monks, needy at door ~

And then she fell ill  And eldest sibling- herself  Very young in years, took over  Reins of the house transforming  Into a harsh martinet overnight  And began (sadly) taming me ~ ~                               beginning of my end? not likely!

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