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Read Poems by Tooba Balgamwalla

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Of the current agonies of a mother

I welcomed home the latest of the fan specifics
A 52X72 Chelsea FC fleece Blanket that my daughter just picked
I wanted to dump the Chelsea fleece, the crest sofa and the team poster
But prompted myself to see it as warm, lightweight, 100% polyester

My daughter’s Chelsea spirit was not dying
Our recent acquisitions- a Chelsea neon clock, a football cushion, a key ring
More reasons to be optimistic I had to think of when she brought a Chelsea rug
Few mum for their morning coffee got to choose from a Chelsea stadium mug, Chelsea latte
mug, Chelsea crest mug, Chelsea black and silver mug, Chelsea new stadium mug and a Didier
drogba mug

I am a grieving mother to more than one aficionado
My son is in love with the renaissance art, bingo!
Art poster prints, wall calendars and statues of the Renaissance men
Over my dead body will I get him a Visconti Art pen

A look at the Virgin of the rock, and I was struck by the depth and the emotion
I no longer despised my son’s fascinating renaissance collection
Distressed I became, the world seemed to come to an end
When my son wished to see the Sistine Chapel ceiling within the Vatican

‘There’s somewhere here to see you, everyone hurry down’
My brother was visiting, for quite a while he had been out of town
They came rushing down exclaiming ‘Ballack!’ ‘Oh no, it’s Michelangelo!’
My 9 year old squealed ‘It’s my letter from Hogwarts, I’m ready to go!’

Copyright © Tooba Balgamwalla | Year Posted 2009


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  1. Date: 3/16/2016 11:30:00 PM

    Tooba Balgamwalla, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing you're poetry. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 1/14/2016 11:04:00 PM

    TOOBA, Awesome write, I really like this. Forever ** SKAT **
  1. Date: 6/29/2009 11:17:00 AM

    Welcome to PoetrySoup Tooba. I am hoping to read many more poems written by you. Love, Carol

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