I thought I was in some kind of pain
So, I got up late again
I grumbled, I thought she heard
She looked at me, but didn’t say a word
I was clumsy, I dropped the milk saying the glass was too full
She smiled and said, I should be careful.
I had forgotten to do my homework, some fake tale I had to knit
She caressed my cheeks and said, it is the first time, don’t worry a bit
I went to play in the evening with my friend, I returned late
I thought I would be grounded, that would be my fate
But nothing happened.
She asked me to finish my evening snack.
Then she went to the market to buy the groceries,
-and when she came back
I was watching television, instead of completing my home-assignment.
I thought I had annoyed her, but I definitely had not meant
She entered my room and sat by my side
I was a little confused, my emotions I couldn’t hide
My head bent low, I looked to and fro
I gaped at the void expecting her agitation to grow
Her eyes were kind and soft was her gaze
She was sweet like honey, her voice- she did not raise
I was astounded. I hadn’t been good,
This was not expected but the motive I had understood
She was clear and she gave me another chance,
her eyes gleaming in a sprightly dance
I hugged her and I must confess,
that was my first lesson in forgiveness.