Poetry: Mom - Happy Mother's Day!

I found a long-lost poem I had written some 11 years ago.  Poetry was a new-found interest at that time, so looking back at it now I feel the writing was quite amateurish (may be still is, ha!).  I think I had written this one for my mom's birthday, not sure.  I will have to ask her if she still has it.  For all I know, she has treasured my dad's love letters written 28 years back - so she'd better save the love I've expressed to her too, hehe.  [This was intentional; she reads my blog ;)]   


And since it is Mother's Day today 13th May 2012, here I'm sharing this poem wishing all the wonderful moms a Happy Mother's Day and saluting their unconditional love.

Mom

Mom you are the greatest and beloved of all,
Mom your love is never downfall.
Mom my love is infinite for thee,
You've exerted such a lot; I know I can't repay its fee.
Mom for me you shed your tears,
And threw out from me all my fears.
Mom I weep for you are growing old;
When in my youth you shaped me bold.
Mom thy heart is of purest gold;
It's never hot and it's ne'er cold.
Mom you are superior, and that you'll always be,
I know for me you wasted a great deal of energy.
Mom your eyes forever shine with love's light,
You were the one to calm me whenever I had a fight.
Mom you told me stories at night,
And you perpetually pointed me the path of right.
Mom like you there's no one dear,
In my mom's shadow I've spent wonderful years.

~ Nisha
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16 comments:

  1. I LIKE so much your poem very nice

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    1. Thanks :)
      P.S. - Mom, is this you? Sounds like you!

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  2. very sweet and beautiful poem nisha !!today I read one beautiful poem by gulzar and want to share with you
    http://gulzars.blogspot.com/2010/08/mother.html?spref=fb

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Anjana. I read it along with my hubby. Very touching poem :)

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  3. So pretty Nisha! I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day and a great weekend. And onwards to Monday we march... :)

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    1. Thanks, Ameena! :)
      Didn't do anything for mother's day (my mom is in Bangkok while I'm not a mom yet!), but it was my hubby's birthday weekend, and was good :)

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  4. Wat a lovely poem,loved it.

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  5. Nisha - this is so pretty. You wrote this when you were probably a teenager.. beautiful. I'm sure your mom saved your poem. :-) Happy Mother's Day to your mom!

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    1. Yep, the same expressive teenager as the expressive young adult I am now :D
      Many thanks for your lovely comment & the wish, Nisha :)

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  6. belated mother's day to u....what a lovely poem...simple n touching !!!!!

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  7. Hi Nisha,

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    Congratulations!

    Best,
    Sihi

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  8. That's a beautiful poem... touches your heart!

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  9. i liked your poem very much

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