And I grew up….



One fine day my umbilical cord nipped off,

I made an exit from my mother’s womb,

I got to know I had grown up enough to enter the world.


Weaned from my mother’s chest,

Fed porridge, fruits and vegetables with a bowl and spoon,

I understood I needed extra nutrition.


Learning to balance on my foot as I walked,

Finding my way to my toy room all by myself,

I could see in the mirror I had grown up.


Whining at the school gate with a satchel of books,

Staying with a teacher away from home for a few hours,

I realized I had to acquire wisdom.


And I grew up to be an adolescent,

I could discriminate right and wrong,

Express my views and opinion on varied subject matter.

I understood the ways of the world.


As a young girl I missed a heartbeat,

I fell in love and tied a knot for a lifetime.

I grew up to understand that life goes round.

When I took my baby in hand,

I was mature enough to feel what my mother had felt.

I’m a mother now and I grew up to be what I’m today.


by Sujatha Sairam, Chennai


Author: sthreejeevan

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