Two Little Girls!

Girl 7

A knock on the door
And
The door burst open!

Two little faces
Appeared,
Like the sun
Through the door!

Grandma we are here
Grandma we want to play
Grandma can we go up!

Two pairs of feet
Running
Up and down
the stairs!

Two pairs of hands
Looking
Out for things!

Two little girls
Jumping
On the bed!

Pillows on the floor
Sheets all crumpled
Otherwise
Neatly made bed!

Squeals of laughter
Echoing around
Just like the wind chimes
Swaying in the wind!

Time to go
Thank you grandma
Love you grandma
Hugs and wet kisses!

Bye bye grandma
The door closes
Silence!

But,
Sounds of laughter
The patter of feet
Still echoing in the house!

Grandma smiled
A happy smile
Settled herself back
In her comfy chair!

~Deepa Nilamani~

Flowers Born to Fill the Dessert Air!

Flowers 5

They thought
The flower was
Born to
Blush unseen.

And waste its
Sweetness
In the
Dessert air.

But the
Destiny of
The flower
Unknown to them.

Was
A different story,
To be known
In time.

The rains
Poured down
And the
Dessert bloomed.

Bringing
Travelers from
Far and wide.

To walk through
The dessert,
Now
Full of flowers.

To sooth
The tired souls,
To inhale the
Pure sweetness

And, to see the
Beautiful flower
Blushing,
In the sweet dessert air!

-Deepa Nilamani-

As You Sleep!

Beautiful 10

As you sleep
In quiet slumber
May you receive
the,
Blessings sent your way!

Lulling your mind
Into a peaceful rest,
and
Filing it with,
Beautiful dreams!

To,
Awaken you
Refreshed.
for,
New aspirations.

To a
New day,
A new beginning.

With new hopes
and,
Full of Joy!

– Deepa Nilamani