Full poem below:
I knew Grace,
When I toppled over a couple of stairs,
my hem of fabric, misguided the steps,
And nanny stood tall like shadow,
saying my etiquettes are slinging out of, thread of stars.
Teary eyed, I walked to the porch,
Where the chandelier was glowing bright.
I remembered then,
when bleeding embraced me
she ordered me to plant magnolia,
I made a tiara of it, to myself.
My sister envied,
Saying my stars are of creamy white,
they have their own light,
Stolen from heaven's grace,
and it's worth never comes in pennies.
Karma isn't a penny, it's an infinity of fabrics and stars,
Stretching on seven colours.
Then in those days of frilled frocks,
My ignorance learnt her words, as another folly.
My age being betrayed by body,
I left a note of sorry and gratitude
with a handful of magnolia ,glued to bottom lines.
So it speaks of my fragrant roots,
when my branches dry and fall
and senescence sniffs my age, before dusk.
I am losing tresses,
Like strands of hopes falling and wrapping on dead stones,
Skin is filtered by blisters of guilt of mistakes and comfort of wisdom,
and the child in me is constantly growing,
Knocking intermittently on door of Monsieur Life
reiterating it's victory of
the breaths that sailed on warm breeze,
the love that blossomed and kissed the eternity in me,
the mother that grew in me to a beautiful tomorrow,
the defeats that pricked like shards of glass,
still became an art of his gallery.
I know now ,Grace
After a silhouette of shackles broke, holding the amber walls of freedom,
as nectar dripped from the thawed courage,
frozen by drugs , fed on midnight nightmares.
And some feathers are better lost,
To know, what it is to fly again. ©Susmita.P
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