Revisiting “The Grab”

It is International women’s day and my friend Shobana Gomes reminds me that this poem would be befitting for this day. Women are such a wonderful and complex creation. Through their wisdom, they hold families and homes together and form part of every dream and future. I’m grateful for all the wonderful women I’ve met in my life, starting with you who’s reading this, my mothers Faluma Toran and Margaret Kisira (see picture below) and all friends and relatives elsewhere. The woman in me, that vocal persona in my poems, tells me that all women are strong and unique, and I agree.

What was it that drew you to me?

Was it something on my face? –

the cute little smiles I made?

my fresh kissable lips?

the ripples on my cheeks?

the bewitching gap between my teeth?

Was it my long ebony hair

or my raised cheek bones?

my ears?

my nose?

my eyebrows?

What was it?

Was it when you saw me promenading along the shore,

my […]

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54 Comments

  1. Indeed! A very strong verse suitable for today. πŸ‘πŸΌ

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation and commendation, my friend. Glad to be friends with you. ❀

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      1. You are welcome and same here! ❀️

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      2. Anazing! ❀

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  2. Ingrid says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Lamittan: so often women are still judged by their physicals alone, as if what’s inside is of no importance. It probably explains why there are so many unhappy couples in this world! Happy IWD to you! πŸŽ‰ 🎊

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    1. You’re right, dear Ingrid. INDEED, this has been the problem in most marriages. People fail to see the inner strength and blessing in women. Hapoy IWD to you too.

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      1. Ingrid says:

        πŸ™Œ

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  3. Sadje says:

    A perfect poem Lamittan to celebrate Woman’s day

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    1. Glad you feel it so too, Sadje. Many thanks to you, my friend. Happy International Women’s Day to you. You are an amazing personality.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Thanks a lot Lamittan. Much appreciated

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      2. The pleasure is all mine. πŸ€—

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      3. Sadje says:

        πŸ™πŸΌ

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  4. Thank you for the mention, Lamittan. Happy International women’s day to your mom, a great inspiration to you, I see. Mothers are indeed unique and it is great that you celebrate them. Thank you, once again.

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    1. It’s my pleasure and thank you too, Shobana. You too, my friend, are a great lady full of inspiration. Happy International women’s Day to you.

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      1. Thank you, Lamittan.

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      2. The pleasure is all mine.

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  5. It truly is fitting for the day. Love this piece , Lamittan.πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Wow, I’m glad you too love and find it fitting for the day. Happy IWD to you, dear. You’re a noble and wise lady, a noteworthy friend. ❀

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      1. That’s so sweet of you to say, my friend. Thanks a lot, dear Lamittan.πŸ’•

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      2. Feel most welcome, dear. πŸ’–

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  6. Love the voice in the poem & such a beautiful photo❣

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    1. Thank you verily, my friend. I’m certainly glad to know that you loved it. 😍

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      1. There are certain works that tend to pull me in.

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      2. Oh sweet, so kind of you to say indeed. I’m humbled, dear. πŸ’–

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  7. Eugenia says:

    A beautiful tribute to women, Lamittan! ❀️

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    1. Thank you many times, Eugi. It indeed joy to me that you love it. ❀

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      1. Eugenia says:

        My pleasure, Lamittan! ❀️

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      2. πŸ™β€πŸ™

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  8. Jeff Flesch says:

    Loved this poem even more the second time. Lovely, Lamittan. ❀️❀️

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    1. Oh wow, many thanks to you, Jeff my friend. Your kindness and support elevates me. I’m glad you still like it. ❀❀

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  9. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    A wonderful poem for international women’s day.

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    1. Wow, my friend John, many thanks to you for your invaluable support. I’m forever grateful to you.

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      1. johncoyote says:

        I did like this poem. The style is different and wonderful. A poem, needed to be rad by more people Lamittan.

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      2. Oh sweet, I’m glad you feel it this way, Johnny. I’m obliged for your kind support.

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  10. johncoyote says:

    Powerful and worthwhile poetry shared Lamittan. The women in our life show us what love is.

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    1. Very true, my friend John. Many thanks to you for such a wonderful reminder.

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      1. johncoyote says:

        I enjoyed the words and you are welcome Lamittan.

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      2. Pleasure. πŸ™

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  11. thanks for sharing and supporting the woman in your life across the board. lovely poem πŸ’–πŸ™

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    1. Indeed!! Cherished. Lots of thanks to you, dear. πŸ’– πŸ™

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      1. You’re welcome of course!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      2. πŸ’žβ€πŸ’ž

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  12. Daphny Aqua says:

    I can’t get enough reading this poem, thank you for taking us back to it once more. ❀️❀️❀️❀️

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    1. It wows my heart too. I’m glad you enjoy dearest. Thank you bountifully. 😊 ❀🌷❀

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      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        I do enjoy it very much and I admire the person you are, always keep shinning dear friend. ❀️❀️❀️❀️

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      2. What a lifting compliment, my dearest friend. I’m well pleased. ❀❀❀

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      3. Daphny Aqua says:

        You deserved every bit of it dear. ❀️❀️❀️❀️

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      4. Thank you boutifully, dearest. β€πŸ’β€πŸ’β€

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      5. Daphny Aqua says:

        You’re most welcome dear! ❀️❀️❀️

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      6. Pleasure. πŸ™β€β€πŸ™

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  13. Sweet poem. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Roshini, thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I’m glad you liked it. πŸ’–

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  14. Jane Aguiar says:

    Beautiful picture and poem, Lamittan! (I think I’ve commented twice). Thank you for supporting women in your life. Maybe you celebrated this day.GreatπŸ‘πŸ»

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