A Poem for My Mother – Freeverse
You carried me through the battlefield
toward this world
and laid my heart like a royal lion
in my hands.
Roar, you said, when it was time,
and I did.
I moved through fears, through mistakes.
I carried your flamboyance in my flamboyance.
Mummy, before you bloomed,
were you also hurt? Were you also
drowning in insecurities?
Once, you sang beside me in the bed
and told a story of a beautiful place of gardens.
I know now I am those gardens.
Your flamboyance in my flamboyance has led me here.
©Kavya Janani. U
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