Becoming Like Ma, poem by Shalini Kathuria Narang at Spillwords.com

Becoming Like Ma

Becoming Like Ma

written by: Shalini Kathuria Narang

@shalinikat

 

I am becoming more like you Ma,
I fear less and feel more,
sulk less and smile more,
judge less and juggle more.

I am becoming more like you Ma,
I say yes more and less nah,
delight at small pleasures with aha,
prefer to be quiet than blah blah.

I am becoming more like you Ma,
I cook patiently to bring out the flavor,
and eat slowly to taste and savor,
hear more and easily ask for favor.

I am becoming more like you Ma,
seeking good and letting go of bad,
learning not to stay for long mad,
look for the best in lass and lad.

I am becoming more like you Ma,
I can enjoy my own company and space,
I do not need to follow anyone’s pace,
or attach happiness to an event, person or place.

I am becoming more like you Ma,
I am learning that life is richer with grace,
it does not have to be a perpetual race,
peace and contentment can be found if I brace.

I am becoming more like you Ma,
I stop more to smell the roses,
see through pretensions and poses,
and accept happiness and sadness in regular doses.

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