Ecclesia of Women in Asia

Forum of Asian Catholic Women Theologians

PUISI BUAT MAMA (A POEM FOR MOM) by Shienta Aswin (Indonesia)

A FRIEND FOR SHARING
Mom,
although I’m the eldest
and my age is fifty-two
I still need you
for sharing, while listening to the news
about my siblings and relatives out there
their joy and hardship
and your activities too
with your church friends

Mom,
although you are no more
I often forget, still want to call you
for sharing
about funny things, or the embarrassing
for you, all my talk is worth listening
you listen to it all
while encouraging
while wisely advising
truly, I feel so accompanied

Mom,
people say: children will only be adults
after their parents’ departure
Mom, I say, I am not ashamed
regarded as slowly maturing
though my hair is graying
and I’m called grandma.
Because I am still looking for you
for sharing
about trivial matters and some secrets
between the two of us

Mom,
after you’re gone, there is an advantage
I don’t have to worry about the cost
for a long, successive sharing
cable free, no phone needed
you are always there on the other line
only, I must learn to listen to
your talking without voice
creatively, by means of different signs


TEMAN BICARA

Ma,
meskipun aku anak tertua
dan umurku lima-puluh-dua
aku masih butuh mama
untuk bisa cerita, sambil dengar berita
tentang adik-adik dan saudara di sana
suka dan duka mereka
juga aktivitas mama
bersama teman-teman gereja


Ma,
meskipun mama sudah tiada
aku sering lupa, mau telpon mama
untuk cerita
hal-hal yang lucu, atau yang bikin malu
buat mama obrolanku sama perlunya, mama dengarkan semua
sambil membesarkan hati
sambil bijak menasehati
sungguh aku merasa ditemani

Ma,
kata orang, anak baru sungguh dewasa
kalau sudah ditinggal orangtua-nya
Ma, kataku, aku tidak malu
dianggap lambat dewasa
padahal rambutku sudah berwarna dua
dan dipanggil oma
s’bab aku masih mau cari mama
untuk cerita
yang biasa sampai yang rahasia
bagi kita berdua

Ma,
setelah mama tiada, ada baiknya
aku tak kuatir akan pulsa
untuk bisa terus cerita
bebas kabel tanpa telpon
mama selalu ada di ujung sana
cuma, aku mesti belajar mendengarkan mama berbicara tanpa suara
kreatif, lewat berbagai tanda

Jakarta, Oktober 2005 - shienta

Views: 822

Reply to This

© 2017   Created by EWA Archives.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service