Song of Life.

15 JUNE 2021

Song of Life

                                                                                      How lucky we grand parents are

                                                                                      To have a grand daughter like you!



Every time we enter our Chennai home

we remember you as you greet us with

your phenomenal paintings at such a young age,

We have your paintings from your age of 2.

You remember when I asked you how do you draw so well and spontaneously,

You said unassumingly ‘grandpa, just try drawing and

you will get it!’ But I cannot get it as yet!

All over the house we have your paintings that enchant us always,

Does not matter how many times we look at them,

every time we look at them we enjoy them.

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



You sing so well, does not matter what music,

Carnatic or western, classical or modern,

I would like to know how you get them

Spontaneously and instantly, as if it resides within you.

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



And when you dance the grace of your movements

Legs, hands and body,

Are enchanting and a treat to watch.

With melodious voice, dance full of grace and charm,

facility with musical instruments, and painting skills,

is fine arts going to be your career?

Sure it is going to be!

That will be great if it turns out so,



as you will enjoy your professional life

as good as your personal life.

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



Genuine concern for others -

one and all, and your heartly affection,

makes you lovable by all.

Remember how you share your food with others,

At times not eating yourself at school,

And massage my legs when they pain,

With your little hands that tire out,

Unmindful of your own pain,

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



And what a great help you are

Asked or unasked to your mom in her

literally unbearable daily schedule,

Showing your inherent concern and

helping nature in action

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



But that does not mean you are not naughty,

Remember when we go to sleep,

And when I utter those few mantras and prayers,

How you stop my lips from moving?

Though painful and irritating at that time,

I have always enjoyed it,



The way I did your bathing me

When I bathed you!

Also let us not leave out

Your hiding my specs when

I need them most!

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



Your love and affection for all

Enhances your cute looks and

personality and make you charming

To one and all, and of course, us too,

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



Also realize you have only one brother, Prem

Who will take care of you thru’

Your entire life, Nia, just like

Uncle Karthik, I am sure, will take care of

His sister, your mother, throughout her life, come what may.

Your concern for Prem and support to him is well known.

Why don’t you pour your natural love and affection

On him, ignoring his misbehaviour towards you at times

And being patient for the moment?

You would then be an unbeatable grand daughter

I am sure you will become one sooner than later.

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



It ig amazing how you get serious about

your personal hygiene at this young age,



You want to learn how to brush your teeth well,

Learn it and insist on practising it so meticulously,

So it becomes your own habit.

And let us not forget your insistence on the polish wash,

Of both teeth after you brush and body when you bathe,

That make you shine for the rest of the day,

How lucky we grand parents are

To have a grand daughter like you!



We love you kunju, we love you from our heart!


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