Honoring our elders

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While gazing at you;
Reminded of a mirror.
Persona as such;
Smooth flowing river.

Crushing the rules;
Of brevity.
As such our flowing;
Chemistry.

Eyes thus denote;
An innocence so pure.
Charming smile possess;
The power to allure.

Crushing the rules;
Of brevity.
As such our flowing;
Chemistry.

While power of speech;
Evoking sense of grace.
Long to seek comfort;
In your loving embrace.

Crushing the rules;
Of brevity.
As such our flowing;
Chemistry.

Seem to be blessed;
Being your descendant.
For love and support;
Equally dependent.

Crushing the rules;
Of brevity.
As such our flowing;
Chemistry.

 

(This gorgeous lady, Iffat Jehan, aged 89 is my paternal grandmother. I’m often told to look just like her.)

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72 thoughts on “Honoring our elders

  1. Old Egg says:

    We all make our lives out of family and upbringing. How rewarding it is for others to comment on us being like our parents or grandparents for they are in still. How well you wrote this piece.

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  2. Susan says:

    Bravo! This is like an endless tide rolling in and out of the river to sing the refrain:
    “Crushing the rules;
    Of brevity.
    As such our flowing;
    Chemistry.”
    Perhaps it is the same generation to generation, but we see it through this mirror, this special grandparent and her Grace.

  3. blogoratti says:

    What a heart warming tribute, you must be real proud and I’m sure your family too with how far you have progressed. Life’s all about family and love!

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  4. Sumana Roy says:

    “Persona as such; / Smooth flowing river”…it’s a great privilege to be a descendant of such a graceful beauty as her…a wonderful tribute to your grandma Sanaa..

    • adashofsunny says:

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  5. L. Moon says:

    What loving and fluid words.
    A fine mirror image of two decidedly gracious and intelligent women.
    I’m glad you have had such fine and loving role models Sunny One!

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  6. Sharp Little Pencil says:

    Sanaa, this is graceful and grace-filled poetry. The repeated stanza is so musical! I agree, you do favor your grandmother, and I can imagine you take great pleasure in that. She is gorgeous! Her face shines. Thanks so much for this, Sanaa. Amy

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  7. Myrna says:

    Sanaa, both of you are beautiful regardless of age. I really like the refrain in your poem and how proud you are to be a descendant of such a lovely lady.
    (Thank you for your kind words on my blog, especially today. My mother-in-law is 95 and I cared for her a long time before placing her in a nursing home. She is in no pain, and in spite of her mind that misfires constantly, she seems very happy. I am so grateful!)

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  8. Patricia Heaton says:

    “Charming smile possess
    The power to allure”

    Loved these lines! Your depiction of your grandma’s beauty is mesmerizing πŸ™‚

    • adashofsunny says:

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  9. Dean Morris says:

    The repetition of stanza adds a glamorous effect to the poem! I can see the resemblance between both ladies πŸ™‚

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  10. Mary says:

    Sanaa, your paternal grandmother is a beautiful woman (and I can see her pride and dignity in that photo as well), and you have written a beautiful poem. A very moving read.

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  11. Jae Rose says:

    I love how you played with the chemistry of these lines..like mixing them up in the most wonderful combinations..most of all i love the sentiment and love…

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  12. Jennifer Langston says:

    Eyes thus denote;
    An innocence so pure.
    Charming smile possess;
    The power to allure.

    Loved these lines.. so beautiful & emotive.
    The resemblance is powerful too!

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  13. gillena says:

    Luv the mirror and flow imagery, for its heartwarming to know that such grace will carry forward

    Thanks for linking up at MondayWRites; have a nice Monday

    Much love…

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