Dr. Paramita Mukherjee Mullick, INDIA

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Following her footsteps, the little girl went all around the house.
Watching her and imitating her all throughout the day.
Her laugh and smile, her love and care.
She followed her in every way.

The little girl with her little hands cupped her mother's face.
Hugged and kissed her with all the love she had.
She pranced around her mother in her dress of lace.
Tugged at her sari's end with her tiny hands.

The little girl grew up one day.
She had a daughter of her own.
The little angel followed her mother's footsteps just like the old way.
Imitating the mother's talking style and the way of attire.

The little angel with big black eyes and lovely black curls.
Adored and admired her mother as much as she could.
She danced and pranced with lovely swirls.
And held on to her mother's hands.

This following of footsteps will go on for ages.
Imitating the mother in all her ways.
Nothing can stop this, no fashion rages.
Following a mother's footsteps will go on for ever and also in more modern days.

Dr. Paramita Mukherjee Mullick is a scientist by education, educationist by profession and an author and poet by passion. She has five published books and her poems have been published in more than 200 international and national journals. Some of her poems have been translated into more than 27 languages. She has started and is the President of IPPL (Intercultural Poetry and Performance Library) Mumbai Chapter. She is an advocate of peace and organises many Peace Poetry events like coordinating The World Festival of Poetry in Mumbai last year and a Multilingual Peace Poetry Marathon of 50 poets in January 2020.

Best of Women Poetry -2020 :: Setu, March 2020

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