Life’s Paradox

Life’s Paradox ….by Pallavi

Curating Thoughts

At 6, playing hops scotch
Jumping off the wall
Showing her skills to her mom
She proudly calls
Mom, look I know it all
Her mom smiles and replies
give it time, my child

At 13, dealing with boyfriends and heartbreaks
Shrugging off mom’s advise and pace
She impatiently retorts, I don’t need you to talk,
I know it all
Mom calmly replies, give it time, my child

At 18, leaving the nest
with bursting excitement in her chest
She waves good bye and hollers loud
Don’t worry, I will be OK, I know it all
Mom quietly replies, give it time, my child

At 30, a mother herself
Managing it all
From sunrise to sunset
Nurturing young souls with dos and donts
Convinces herself, I got this, I know it all
Mom warmly replies, give it time, my child

At 60, sitting under…

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