There are none like you –
Maddeningly selfless and
Everything that comes your way,
Good or bad, is somehow absorbed
By the magnanimity of your kind, kind soul.
Never asking for anything in return,
You’ve only learnt to give.
The glint in your eyes,
Had they not missed,
They wouldn’t dare awake
A sleeping goddess.
A mother is a nurturer,
A forgiver of uncounted errs.
I should know,
I’ve seen you brush aside
The most roiling of behaviors.
But she is also a warrior,
With strength, even the most trained
Ones can’t fathom.
Mother, you remind me what it is
To be persistent and genuine.
It is my turn to give.
So accept all my consideration and love,
Do all that your heart desires.
Live, like you would, a women
Carefree and young.
Even though you grow older,
You’ll continue to be
The most beautiful woman I know.
Happy Birthday, Omma.
A whisper of life.
Afraid to live, afraid to fly
Cocooned in the Warmth of my palms.
Looks up with wishful eyes.
“Could I live here?”, the little thing
Asks of me. “Right here in the folds, between
The clouds and the grass.”
It’s tiny aspirations, catching me
Off-guard. Before I could say, bits of
Its essence fluttered away.
Riding the wind, it settled in space.
Neither here, nor there – just like all
The other. Found its destination, yes
It finally did. Proud as a momma it
Turned and looked, as if waving goodbye
To a child in doubt. Weren’t the roles
Reversed here? How I suddenly looked on
With yearning, wishing it back. How it
Suddenly went on sprinting as if the
World left to discover with its tiny little sack.
P.S – Love you Dad & Mom! ^^ A little something for the both of you..
Its Mother’s Day! Even though I don’t believe that there ought to be “a day” for celebrating and being overly thankful towards your mother, I like to do something small, a gesture to show my appreciation. She’s always been there for me. There’s loads I’ve learnt from her and still more to go. She’s not just my mother, but an endearing friend too.
Thank you for everything MOM 🙂 Love ya!