Treasure Island

Swatimalya Chattopadhyay

(19.12.1958 / Kolkata)

A daughter's gratitude to a loving mother

I can renounce all worldly pleasures
To strengthen our bond
Your love, care and concern are my treasures
Which precipitate a coating around
This makes me impervious to malignities outside
All my sufferings get alleviated
When you sit beside.

It reminds me of the school days
When on return throwing the bag,
I would cuddle you for long
And seek shelter in your lap.

From the juvenile to maturity
At the life's vertical shaft
You have shouldered all the burden
To hold me aloft.

But the law of eternity
Will not allow this pair of electrons
To remain in a bond.
Cruel time will snatch one electron
Leaving an ion (Loss of an electron) .

'Births' and ' Rebirths' not known to us
Whether those are true
But if they appear over and over
Shall always pray for a mother like you..

Submitted: Thursday, June 11, 2009
Edited: Thursday, June 11, 2009

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (6/11/2010 4:54:00 PM)

    Your love, care and concern are my treasures
    Which precipitate a coating around......................

    and i carry touch of divine wing by sway
    and i move learning to learn yet unknown
    love of touch by lofty petals mellows aplomb
    soul serenades by bloom of marigold
    breeze yet splashes over shadow of love

    i see the moon of wishes wades across journey
    pain mills through path of journey ahead
    i smear rungs of colors on skin of innocence
    passion sets up the heart to rain in vain

    as i live and love in vale of tunes beyond and within
    stance yet appeals what i need to know
    i do remember songs of soliloquy iridescent
    as reminiscence cries by falling of snowflakes (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (10/24/2009 9:10:00 PM)

    a very touching poem..its god's cruelty to bond and then seperate...i have lost both dad and mom...after getting used to their care and affection it is very difficult..whether they come as daughters and eventually mother us..we are never going to know... (Report) Reply

  • surya . (8/23/2009 4:18:00 AM)

    like daughter like mother.both compliment each other. lovely and touching poem.
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Subroto Chatterjee (8/18/2009 11:21:00 PM)

    An interesting application of human bonds and chemical technology....But the mother's love is beyond scientific metaphors....But your sentiments shines through anyways...
    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • Luwi Habte (8/14/2009 1:44:00 PM)

    Dear Swatimalya,
    Your poem is much better and cool as well
    your ideas are vast and the way you write is smart and good
    so keep in writing please
    Well done here
    Luwi (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (8/11/2009 11:25:00 PM)

    a powerful tribute to the most influential person in anyone's life....heartfelt and soul stirring (Report) Reply

  • Bhaswat Chakraborty (8/8/2009 10:38:00 PM)

    Swatyimalya, this is a sweet and sincere tribute to mothers. My mother is no more for over a decade now but I still derive most of my inspiration from her. I liked your work especially the clarity and flow. (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (7/30/2009 1:07:00 AM)

    a sincere and true love from a
    loving daughter to a loving mother
    -10 anjali
    (do read mine My mother) (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/24/2009 8:48:00 AM)

    'Births' and ' Rebirths' not known to us
    Whether those are true
    But if they appear over and over
    Shall always pray for a mother like you...... mothers are unviersal... even i want my mother back in same way//// but beautiful desire on the part of daughter. so deep love for mother....10

    read mine to refresh your mother'O, mothr' and comment.. donot forget your papa too. read as papa do u know and papa you too... i would lie if u comment onthose critically if you so desire... (Report) Reply

  • Duh Huh (6/21/2009 11:21:00 AM)

    A beautiful, touching tribute about the mother and daughter bond. Very well expressed. Thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (6/12/2009 11:35:00 AM)

    But the law of eternity
    Will not allow this pair of electrons
    To remain in a bond.............
    .love of mother yet transcendent by eternity
    clone yet remembers as when anchored by genesis, , , , , , , , , , most passionate yet ingenious write by the deep feeling for mother, as mother`s grace always winks in us all along till last dregs of our breath on this mortal dusts, wonderful blazing the glory of mother by teary reminiscence as time makes apart tearing the chord, yet poignant reeling all through her cloned blood, a best tribute by gratitude as ever,10++++++++++++++++, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • T McH (6/11/2009 11:00:00 AM)

    I wish I had written this. A beautiful, personalised tribute. t x (Report) Reply

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