A. Jayaprakash Jayaprakash Panicker

Rookie - 20 Points (20.3.64 / Kovilloor, Trivandrum, Kerala)

A Sonnet To My Mother - Poem by A. Jayaprakash Jayaprakash Panicker

My mother has been eleven mothers
And a hundred grandmothers
She's never noticed her getting gray
For, her eyes have been after kids all days.

Now she is sonless and daughterless
Yes, true mothers never have sons
Daughters neither, but children,
Only, children and their concerns.

Mothers and rivers are same
They never keep away from flowing
From the first dropp to the flooded union
Constantly they keep things under covering

Gods respect all bearing moms
For, Gods and Moms do the same.

Comments about A Sonnet To My Mother by A. Jayaprakash Jayaprakash Panicker

  • Bronze Star - 2,245 Points Rachel Ann Butler (10/28/2009 5:33:00 AM)

    'Mothers and rivers are same
    They never keep away from flowing'

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,795 Points James B. Earley (8/21/2008 8:47:00 AM)

    A poignant portrayal of the essence of motherhood! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sivan P.G Menon (7/13/2008 5:56:00 AM)

    dear Jayaprakash..

    I am word less to charactersketch...portray..my mother..
    I see the divine..intimacy.... in your..narration..

    great read... if time permits...please browse thru few of my jottings...


    sivan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 274 Points Kesav Easwaran (5/11/2008 3:56:00 AM)

    a very good tribute to motherhood. read my 'mother's gift' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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