MY DAUGHTER and I. (NPM #9)

A Quatern.

I was awakened by din early this morn
I yawned and looked at the clock
the neighbor kept blowing the horn
my daughter entered the room in her new frock

I braided her thick hair
I was awakened by din early this morn
She wanted her new shoes to wear
Looking at her, I knew she had grown


when I said ‘no’, she looked so forlorn
She didn’t know the thick fog was icy and slick
I was awakened by din early this morn
she brushed my hugs, and that made me sick. ©

ZSA.

{{This was not easy for me. I am sure it doesn’t meet the rules of a Quatern Poem. But this is all I have.}}

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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7 Responses to MY DAUGHTER and I. (NPM #9)

  1. slmret says:

    Rules or not, it’s a wonderful poem about the roles of mother and daughter!

  2. beautiful and expresssive poem , Zakiah . The rules are needed bu must not be a blockage for the inspiration.
    Love ❤
    Michel

  3. mrswrangler says:

    I am not sure what the rules are but it is a beautiful poem.

  4. michnavs says:

    Ahhh regardless of the rules…i love it..as mom myself i can totally relate..

  5. murisopsis says:

    Who cares if the rules were followed? This is a wonderful and evocative poem about the interaction between a mother and child!

  6. I’m not sure what the rules are. But you did a wonderful job conveying the feelings.

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