Helen

I met a beautiful woman called Helen

On her birthday, she was 90 years old

At a jungle hut, awaiting her grandchildren

So beautiful, light and so bold


She chirped on ‘bout her banned ride on the elephant

Held my hands, got me to sing her a song

I sang 'Yesterday' as I watched her eyes well up for a bittersweet moment

As she remembered her man, of long


I sensed then how much love can mean

When it spans and transcends time

& how I’d remember the love of Helen

When someday in my arms I’d hold mine


Hey Helen, wherever you are

I hope I’ll always be in love, like you

So lit up from inside, like a star

Coz someday I’ll be 90 too


-Suraj Mani

For a beautiful woman I met