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Dear Mother In Law

The way you walk unsteadily,
But those wrinkled hands made dishes heavenly
Your words are straightforward, sometimes spicy
But it contains nectar with perfect quality

Tenacity of yours become an allurement 
Upon the reflection of the ideal mother on earth

I grabbed your hand in the middle of our walk
I sustain half weight of yours when you said tired on your footsteps
We laughed off the humority of our different generations
The curve of your face overshadowing me by the figure of your son, my husband

What have I got sometimes beyond the things which I earn from my mom
You missed your grandchildren, you say
You missed the excitement in the middle of your living room which now is hollow
The curve of your face overshadowing me by the figure of your son, my husband

You said, every descendants of yours should be mature by their educations
"Do not repeat the failure of my times"
Economic problems snatched your opportunity
Your chance to gain the precious time in knowledge, you say

You said with the trembling lips
And eyes glazed with tears which almost spill
My heart melts
I held my bleary as well

Dear mother-in-law
Our lives would be much better
A promise will I hold till further
For the sake of your son, my husband

Copyright © Yanny Widjanarko

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  1. Date: 11/25/2012 3:55:00 PM
    A great tribute to your mother-in-law. Most admirable. After all mother-in-laws are just like mothers. They are to be respected like mothers. You have a good heart Yanni. Thanks for your message of congratulations on my Haiku Buried Heart winning the contest. God bless you. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 7:32:00 PM
    Lovely Yanny :)

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 1:03:00 PM
    Love , wow i can sense love between the two of you. Take care of the old lady. Beautiful piece!

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 8:23:00 AM
    Great work honoring your mother-in-law..Not many will honor their in-laws now so this is a rare quality..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 9:49:00 PM
    Beautiful piece.

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    Date: 11/23/2012 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Edward, your poems also captivating :)