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.

Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Sonnet to my mother by A. Jayaprakash Jayaprakash Panicker )

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rachel Ann Butler (10/28/2009 5:33:00 AM)

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

    Rachel Ann Butler (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,045 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...

    regards..

    sivan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Kesav Easwaran (5/11/2008 3:56:00 AM)

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

Read all 4 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
[Hata Bildir]