My Childhood Home: A Poem by Priyanka Sabharwal (Mona Mona)

The joy of laughter,
Spring in my feet,
That feeling of belonging,
The aroma of my mother’s food wafted in the air,
Giggles of laughter and fights with the siblings,
Sliding down that circular staircase,
The lullabies and stories of grandparents,
Learning to ride a bicycle with my father,
The excitement of celebrating and receiving gifts on birthdays,
Those late-night parties when mom fell asleep,
Home is where the heart resides,
The sweetest place on this Earth, my home.