Living in a place where I was born
for decades together, almost
like a in a shell,
To school I went, then follows
the University, did not shop, or party,
a house bird in all,
At home of my own where I start
the family with kids coming up,
a mother all through.
Mix with the community to an extent
attend weddings and funerals
a compulsory social commitment,
Back home, I remain with
children living far away,
I and my husband together,
We spend time, he in his work place
I in mine, both at home seeing
in intervals, talking at times.
Silence travels with me from
the day I was born, wish
it will accompany me to the end.