Plus - Appreciation

For the good times we shared

Sumana Cooray
To my Mother-in-law, with love

Something made us come together
With mutual respect,
We both shared someone special –
Your son – my better half.

We did not fight
But defied the classic clashes
The cat and dog coldness
Of mother-in-law and her rival.

We laughed, cracked jokes
Talked and argued
And. of course, gossiped;
We felt no difference

Moments of gladness
Things of sadness
Life full of emptiness
Made into fullness.

All those lovely memories
Of valuable advice
Caring ways
Sharing with others.

It is your 84th Birthday
The 5th of October is the day;
And I wish to say,
“Thank You, and I miss you”
May you be content –
May you seek the supreme fame
With the end of your Samsara!

Savithri Jayasinghe Cooray, Melbourne, Australia

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