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 Replies to “Honoring our elders”

  1. 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.

    1. Hello Old Egg,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  2. 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.

    1. Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciate your kind words!
      Lots of love 🙂
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  3. 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!

    1. Hello Blogoratti,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  4. “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..

    1. Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked the tribute 😀
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words for her 😀
      Lots of love
      xoxo

    1. Hello Wolfsrosebud,

      Thank you so much dear, glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂
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  5. 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!

    1. Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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      xoxo

    1. Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much dear, glad you liked the poem 😀
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  6. 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

    1. Hello Amy,

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked the poem 😀
      Highly appreciate your kind words 🙂
      Lots of love
      xoxo

  7. 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!)

    1. Hello Myrna,

      Its nice to know that she isn’t in pain, to be 95 years old is a huge deal! 🙂
      May her coming years be full of health and happiness 🙂
      So glad you liked the poem 😀 Lots of love
      xoxo

    1. Hello Maniparna,

      Thank you so much, glad you liked the poem 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂
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    1. Hello Jamztoma

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week ahead!

  8. “Charming smile possess
    The power to allure”

    Loved these lines! Your depiction of your grandma’s beauty is mesmerizing 🙂

    1. Hello Patricia,

      Thank you so much, glad you liked the depiction 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  9. The repetition of stanza adds a glamorous effect to the poem! I can see the resemblance between both ladies 🙂

    1. Hello Dean,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
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    1. Hello Eileen,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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    1. Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much for such a huge compliment 😀
      So glad you liked it, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  10. 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.

    1. Hello Mary,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words 😀
      Lots of love
      xoxo

    1. Hello Rose,

      Thank you so much! That was so sweet of you 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  11. 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…

    1. Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so good to see you again 😀
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      xoxo

  12. 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!

    1. Hello Jennifer,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words!
      Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

    1. Hello Francis,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
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    1. Hello Mr Meisner,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  13. 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…

    1. Hello Gillena,

      You’re most welcome 😀 So glad you liked it!
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

    1. Hello Vandana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
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    1. Hello Carrie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked the refrain 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

    1. Hello Moskowitz

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
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    1. Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead!

    1. Hello Gail,

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    1. Hello Hedgewitch,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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