Ranjit Ravindran

Rookie (12-12-1982 / Visakhapatnam)

Back To Oblivion - Poem by Ranjit Ravindran

A sweet lady, tough and fearless,
Narrating stories that carries great lesson;
Always keeping track of my happiness,
My grandmother is indeed a grand old woman.

Rising seven children with brilliance,
Herding twelve grandchildren like a Goddess;
Rejoicing at our collective achievements,
She led a life commanding happiness.

And then struck that sinister disease,
Confining her to the bed forever quiet;
Hunger, thirst and all survival necessities,
Deserted her during that ultimate fight.

Battling challenges that life did pose,
Into the heavenly abode she did rose.


17 DEC, 2021 Hrs


Comments about Back To Oblivion by Ranjit Ravindran

  • Rookie - 426 Points Indira Renganathan (12/26/2009 2:53:00 AM)

    Death is ofcourse a natural process that we are all to undergo...it is just that great life lived the way by a human...your grand-mother was an exemplary one to leave behind tha values of herself and the joint-family concept...lovely poem (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Diane Violet (12/22/2009 9:02:00 AM)

    forever quiet never silent, not with I'm sure the many people she touched in her life...a wise grand lady indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Indira Babbellapati (12/17/2009 11:32:00 PM)

    sure, she found her peace there too! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nalini Hebbar (12/17/2009 8:58:00 PM)

    so sad...but i think the positives stay with you...forever (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (12/17/2009 7:43:00 PM)

    thanks...this poem brought back memories of my grand mother and mother too..their
    concept on life was very different...it was very natural (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 20, 2010


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