For my daughter dear, who is always a cheer

a poem by Padmini

There were times when there was joy,
There were times when there was sadness.
But you made me get through every phase of darkness.
Could it be you or the sheer pleasure of being with you
which threw away my sadness
for you grew my fondness.

The thrill of your nearness,
The joy of our togetherness
blended together away from darkness
brought us back the light, drove away the sadness.
Here we are today, bonded with oneness.
Into the future, we head with great happiness.