A song for you
I love the crooked smile, the soft touch of your livid moustache
the crisp cotton pants that you often smear with red ink
the fingers happy as they play the harmonium
every thing about you is just not perfect
and that is what I like the most.
I love the dad that radiates within as you hold him in your arms
those stories you make and the verses with sentiments
the giggles that follow once you bend as a horse
or become a carriage with cartons of clothes
that is the time when you are just perfect.
Ranu Uniyal lives in Lucknow, India. Poetry keeps her going and is as much a part of her life as her love for humanity. She is a Professor of English at Lucknow University. She has two books of poems: Across the Divide and December Poems to her credit.