Share – Care

Mumble was she doing, and he kept on listening,

they two had their space, yet in vigilance.

She kept her head on his shoulder,

he cris-crossed  his fingers on her curls.

She shared her entire day with him,

he kept on humming in his tone.

She said am tired, I need to sleep,

he opened his arm and shared his warmth.

She dozed off as if she cared any,

he stared at her as if she was a beauty title.

She woke with the best sleep ever,

he smiled with the tired arm ever.

Shruti Abhishek Shetty


Mum, Mummy, Amma!

She is a nurse when you need healing,
A teacher when you need preaching,
God when you need blessing,
Mother when you need care.

Once I demanded for a “Kadhi” when I was at office,
she took the ingredients from the vendor below.
Prepared the delicacy before I was home,
love she has cannot be quantified.

She dreams of a better future for you everyday,
plans for the next day every moment.
Prays for you with each heartbeat,
counts your achievements adding a few herself.

She said NO to a dress which I asked for,
saved what she had from her monthly budget.
Skipped her birthday Saree,
and bought the same dress the month next.

-Shruti Abhishek Shetty