Poetry is not necessarily an outcome of romanticism, though love ballads are supposedly the best poems. Poetry is also a powerful medium to pay obeisance to an awesome personality and therefore, instead of verbose prose￼￼, I have tried to compose a few rhyming lines for Shyamashree￼, a person I admire a lot. It’s called An ode to Shyamashree:
An ode to Shyamashree
God has created men and women,
But is really female a lesser gender?
Not if you know Shyamashree,
She’s so headstrong & yet so tender!
She’s what all a person can be,
A scholar, professional and a teacher;
Besides being a loving wife & an affectionate daughter,
And above all a doting mother!
Her heart is generous,
As she doles out empathy, love and knowledge;
To each and everyone without exception,
Whether you are in office, school or college!
Lucky are those who know her closely,
But not only husband, children, father& mother;
But even those who know her from distance,
An outsider like me and million others!!!
Happy birthday Shyama, stay blessed; achieve all your aspirations and help make this world a happy place!