This is a lockdown poem, and a take off on a family phrase ‘seen to.’ It’s a phrase in my husbands family that, since marriage is also my family. As in “She can’t go out because she has to ‘see to’ her husband” meaning – do the housework and serve him his food.
Crazy cat is in the building visiting anyone who’s willing to fuss or feed him or let him sit on their living room floor for just a bit. Evening sees him in full form playing dead downstairs I think it’s his idea of fun! He’s really looking for a home I wish someone would keepContinue reading “Crazy Cat”
All alone without it’s mate it got left out and it was too late. One washed and hanging on the line the other still grubby but doing fine. Separate, but the next wash will get them together they keep me warm in cold, dry weather. A riddle. This is an easy one 🙂 Because togethernessContinue reading “Alone”
I shall put on my best dress and stay at home we’ll have our family gatherings over the phone. If we need to go out, we’ll visit the shop pick up some veggies and get a short walk. It’s two zero twenty – time to be with ourselves covid-safe social distancing – let’s make sureContinue reading “This Diwali”
You can wish me Happy Birthday any time of the yearyou know me well so don’t worry my dear.It really doesn’t matter how often or when we talk –share our struggles, our happy, or laugh till it hurts. Friends for so many reasons that the bond stays strongit’s been some years, yet it doesn’t seemContinue reading “You Can Wish Me Happy Birthday”
I don’t wanna be the woman behind the man,let my dreams flow down the sink as I wash the pots and pans.I don’t wanna be the woman who’s burning up inside,and sees dirt in the smile of her sisters eyes. Don’t wanna be the price that you paywhen we’re old, and I’m bitter because IContinue reading “Wanna”
I’m a free bird and I’m gonna fly, To the balcony – watch the clouds roll by. Do a One-Mile-Walk till my heart feels light, Enjoy this wonderful aloneness, grateful that my family is alright. I’m a free bird and I’m gonna fly, To the balcony, with my hot cup of chai. I inviteContinue reading “Gonna Fly”
My greatest friend in times of need,
I talk to you, say what I please. You help me out when times get tough, you listen – never say you’ve had enough.
It’s so lovely downstairs with no one there, The blissful silence and the hot summer air. A once a week visit to the grocery shop, It’s going to feel real strange when all of this stops. It’s nice at home – I can sit out in the sun, Do a one-mile-walk. It’s really fun! We’reContinue reading “Lockdown Living”
To be a better wife, I need a husband who’s here. Here, helping at home with the chores, Sharing the work so that I can have more, Giving me time to relax just by being there. There, chopping the veggies at night, Washing the dishes that lie in the sink, Giving me time to sitContinue reading “To Be A Better Wife, Indian Lockdown Song Lyrics”
Lookin’ heavy but feeling light, A spring in her step because she feels alright. More on her middle and less junk on her face, It drives many women crazy, this acceptance of age. That pursuit of youth, it’s a really huge business, Keeps the doctors working – fills hospitals and clinics. But chemical free isContinue reading “Keep Her Away From Autoimmune Disease”
She’s new to the building and here’s what they say she has a career, and is out at work all day. Comes home late from the office, is NEVER around to chat with the women, when they all gather down. She dresses different from the stay-at-home wives they think it would be exciting to haveContinue reading “Microwave Madam”
She wants a notebook when she asks for a COPY The lady at the counter gives her a packet of COFFEE! PAN PEN and PIN, they’re all pronounced like PAIN, No nothing hurts, everything is as right as rain. A ONE-PIECE is a dress – you can’t wear it to swim, A BLOUSE means aContinue reading “A Guide To Help You Shop”
If you’re feeling bored and have nothing to do, Just pray for someone to leave some shares to you! You’ll have forms to fill and submit to the bank, Affidavits, attested copies & hopefully a signature mismatch! Occupational therapy and places to go, Always something to do on the days that go slow. WeContinue reading “Occupational Therapy”
A laugh at some visits to the doctor years ago.
It used to be Baby, ‘cos they saw I was young, The one they looked after when her parents weren’t around. Then, it was Didi – the elder sister, A young adult woman without a ‘Mister’. But 2 years of marriage and that was all gone, Then I became Bhabhi, their sister-in-law! Now things have changedContinue reading “The stages of my life”
Freedom is a walk in the warmth of the sun, A fridge well stocked and dinner that’s already done. Freedom is some time with nothing to do, But have coffee or chai in the evening with you. Freedom is the right to express my opinion, That’s tied to a duty to have respect forContinue reading “Freedom”
Just one spoon of oil ‘cos it’s good for my health, Being active and happy is my idea of wealth. We don’t suffer famine or drought, and there’s plenty. Unfortunately, it just adds layers to my belly. So just one spoon of oil when I cook my dinner, I have to make an effort toContinue reading “Just one spoon of oil”
A decision Our old Eureka Forbes floor cleaning robot started to fall apart, and couldn’t be repaired. We invested in it years ago, but it took us a while to reorganize our home for it. So, we only started to really use it 6 months before it died. At this time, Eureka Forbes did notContinue reading “The taste of freedom with our Milagrow Floor Cleaning Robot”
Hey diddle diddle there’s more on my middle, I need to go down for a walk! But when there’s time and the weather is fine, I go meet my friends and we sit down and talk. It’s coffee or chai with some nice apple pie, And soon we’re on a lovely sugar high. There’sContinue reading “More on my middle”