Odes

An Ode to My Aunt and Uncle

I

Oh, Aunt and Uncle dearest, hope ye do remember those
spellbinding days when I went round and round
you both as planet ours around the huge Sun nicely goes.

It was the day ye married, smiled, laughed when I learnt I’d found
an awesome aunt who’d stand through thick and thin
with parents mine for ages; and ye have well stood your ground.

Come what may, have ye proved to be a source I’ll have faith in;
A bed of roses life may not be; but
your sheer grit shall make all things great. Just be my closest kin.

A lot of struggles came, ye taught to lay trust on one’s gut;
Occasions there were lots when jokes ye cracked
did tickle ribs of those in room who heard your talks mouth shut.

Were both ye right now right here, trust this fact:
I’d take you all around, put on no act.

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II

Madras is where ye grew up, Aunt cherished and Uncle kind;
Jaishree was what thy parents named thou as,
loved aunt, whereas Ramesh became dear uncle’s name enshrined.

Remember those weird days when both said tales and all that jazz?
I’d on such nights just laugh and laugh and laugh;
Witty ye both sure are; for both what I wish? Life pizzazz!

When I cried, Aunt consoled me, ensuring I had no cough;
And Uncle would sit next to me, calmed well;
However, days one knew were tough not less than too much rough.

A year went and brother mine was born, thus making eyes ours well
with tears of joy, for all knew he’ll be backed;
Could I just, by the way, forget the times when I would yell?

Were both ye right now right here, trust this fact:
I’d take you all around, put on no act.

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III

Exactly eighteen years ago ye got acquainted great
and spoke to me with smile quite stunning; When
do ye think we would meet again? Is not it very late?

Now try recalling that good day ye gave a pen to me,
which was quite simple yet appeared just fine;
Pen I continue possessing, at that time did ye see?

Observe your wedding day with prayers, do have fun till nine;
I’ll pray for your good health, don’t worry please.
Belongings mine, aunt, do belong to thee; what’s mine is thine.

May God give ye what’s needed, and may ye abide at ease!
The world belongs to us; Have ye a doubt?
A life ye both will live, a life amazing, rife with peace.

Were both ye right now right here, trust this fact:
I’d take you all around, put on no act.

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Subodh Rajak
Subodh Rajak
1 month ago

Nice poem, splendid!!

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Subodh Rajak
1 month ago

Thanks, Subodh!

Senyah
Senyah
1 month ago

This is heartfelt

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Senyah
1 month ago

Thank you!

Godwin Nwaobasi
Godwin Nwaobasi
1 month ago

Really touching

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Godwin Nwaobasi
1 month ago

Thank you!

SIDDHARTH VAMSI
SIDDHARTH VAMSI
1 month ago

Wow!

B Sudharsan
Reply to  SIDDHARTH VAMSI
1 month ago

Thank you very much, my friend!

Senyah
Senyah
1 month ago

This is heartfelt

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Senyah
1 month ago

Thank you!

Subodh Rajak
Subodh Rajak
1 month ago

Nice poem, splendid!!

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Subodh Rajak
1 month ago

Thanks, Subodh!