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My Smiling Assassin!

February 14, 2021 | By

Ramendra Kumar dedicates a love poem to his beloved wife Madhavi Kumar to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Ramendra Kumar and Madhavi

Ramendra Kumar and Madhavi

My beloved of 3 plus decades
My mate through thick and thin,
A confidant, my buddy forever
She is my smiling assassin.

When she unleashes a smile
I still go so weak in the knees,
One melting look from her
Makes me think of the birds & the bees.

My only grouse is that
She thinks for ardour it’s too late,
How do I convince her
That we are on a forever date.

Her ‘normal’ voice is,
just as sweet as honey
But when she loses a cool,
She can with a yell ‘fell’ me.

When she sings a filmy song,
I groove with joy and fun
But when she indulges in a thumri
For cover she makes me run!

The left side of her brain
Always works overtime,
She handles major ‘ministries’
With a skill that is sublime.

She treats me as someone
Whose mind is quite addled,
Whose heart is in its place
But whose head is too muddled.

She has been my anchor
In every turbulent sea,
When the dark gets darkest
She is all that I see.

As we walk slowly towards,
The twilight of our life
I thank the heavens above,
For making her my wife.

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Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is a children’s writer with 38 books to his name. He has won 34 awards in the competition for writers of children’s literature organised by Children’s Book Trust (CBT), over the years. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. His writings have been translated into 15 Indian and 14 foreign languages and have also found a place in text books, as well as national and international anthologies. A much sought after inspirational speaker and story teller, Ramen has been invited to participate in several conferences and festivals. These include the IBBY Congress of Children’s Writers in Denmark (2008) & Greece (2018) and Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (2019), apart from many literary events across the country. In the Congress held in Greece he was the only writer from India to be invited to chair two sessions. An Engineer and an MBA, Ramen is former General Manager & Chief of Communications, SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant. He is the father of two children who are bonsai celebrities in their own right. While Ankita is a youth icon and a travel blogger with an Instagram following of 76K, Aniket creates cool Apps and designs covers for his Dad's books. His website is www.ramendra.in
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