Now this *title, up there –
Every Malayalee, worth
His Lalettan (LOLettan 😛 ) salt,
(So, yeah, you think,
This be a paean to him?
That “mon” (മോൻ – son) of the
Legendary Strip of Land,
Hewn out of the Masterstroke
Of a certain Angry Sage,
Who weilded the axe,
That he threw, in a
Spurt of hope?
A fit of rage?
(Alert Δ!! Want a History Lesson for the Above? Click (LINK))
(Uh. Oh. Oh… There she goes,
You says. I hears, I hears that, good! 😛
She be rambling, goodness me, you goes
C’mon, you urges, under your breath,
Get ON with it, pleeeeeejjj! 😀 )
Sooo… yes, where was I?
That “mon” (മോൻ – son), yes-
Not the one of the Lore…
My very own, That Sun Child (LINK) 🙂
That errr… innocent Hulk of an
(And therein lies another story,
Maybe for another day 😀 )
They aint fallin’ this year;
(From the sky, in case you wondered 😛 )
But there’s never a moment
When it don’t pour, here,
In April –
It rains, pours, fairly inundates
This blessed heart.
It floods, envelops, quite quite drowning
(I heard you gasp!
Easy, easy, does it, dear reader-
Please, pleeejj do breathe!)
Drowning me, and him, and
Those who love him-
And because he’s Po,
He simply soaks it in,
Spreads more love
For us to cheer and rave!
He’s my, our, very own Po!
Dragon Warrior, no less!
He mans an arsenal
Comprising the zaniest weapons
You’d ever know!
(In random order, I attempt a poor inventory! 😛 )
Storytelling skills (on par with any grandparent,
Or even his wee lass, Naina!)
Unconditionally there-and-got-your-back-wala dost (friend
The **Jugaad Boss!
And, don’t ask, for what?
It’s jugaad, no?
Linguist, and a mean (not yet lean 😛 ) one!
Parseltongue, maybe not 😀 though )
He and I go beserk over
Wordy wonders, while others look on;
He has fans, of his letter drafting skills 😛
“Arree, Sir, aap itna awesome English bolte ho!”
That be a testimonial from his greatest fan, the “K” man 😀
(The one who’d put Kapil Sharma to shame 😛 )
A dude, he is. Still, though he be
Awesome husband, thanks to his
Dudette of a wife 🙂 ❤
A dude of a DAD, no less
Whose nurturing instincts
Be a constant source of wonder
A dude (yeah, yeah, yeah, I do overdo words, don’t I? 😛 )
Who says, “NO”, means it;
And teaches me, each day, the different ways
I can too!
Motivator, instigator, encourager
The best mediator 😛
In the major moments of spats
The Lions in his family find
Themselves in 😛
His arsenal has one more, yet-
That ***kaipunyam (കൈപ്പുണ്യം )
Interest, passion, patience
To cook up a storm!
Nah! He ain’t purffeckt!
But who wants that
When awesomeness is way beyond?!
That he’s got oodles and oodles of!
My very dearest dearest Kunju
It beats me, how I wrote 689 words
In (pretentious 😛 ) verse,
(Over-garnished with smileys 😛 )
But then, this mom’s blessed
For them words, and writes
Appear, just as awesomely
When it comes to her brats –
All three, plus two gorgeous gals (go figure 😛 )
I love you!!
God Bless, infintely, that
This arsenal shall never deplete 🙂
But be filled yet more, with much much more…
All the goodness, sweetness, humour
Love, laughter, good health, happiness unbound
And LOVE, always, always, LOVE…
This day, the years to come,
All the years to come…
And a day after 🙂 ❤
Happy birthday, my dearest Arjun!
Stay awesome! Stay blessed!
Stay you. Always. And a day after!
10 April, 2017, for 12 April, 2017
Also Day#12 of #NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Writing Month
*പോ മോനെ ദിനേശാ – Po Mone Dineshaa… this is an iconic, classic phrase that came out of the film “Narasimham” , in which the lead actor, Mohanlal keeps saying this to indicate he couldn’t be bothered… 🙂
**Jugaad – (Hindi/Punjabi origin) Creative, innovative ways of doing things 😛
***Kaipunyam – കൈപ്പുണ്യം – (Malayalam) – the ability to cook sublimely
Blogs for Arjun, over the years, in the Blog Tradition here 🙂
This is Day#12 of #Napowrimo, 2017 – National Poetry Writing Month 2017