Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

A Tribute To My Beloved Mom On Mothers’ Day,2013


Lodged in your womb, my belov’d mom,
You gave me birth for naught, a sum,
And suffered labour-pains for me,
To taste the world, God made to see!

With love and care, you nursed me well,
And met my needs – no words can tell;
You taught me how to talk and write,
And set me in this world aright!

You reared me with great love and toil,
Ensuring world did not me spoil;
All this you did for my/ God’s sake,
And made me cut each birthday-cake!

You groomed me up each day for school;
You slogged all day for me, a fool!
You sacrificed your life for me,
And helped me reach my goals ably!

You are a ‘human-God’ to me!
This often I had failed to see;
When grown up now, this truth, I know;
But it is sad and late too, Oh!

Can I repay your love to me?
Can I return my debts to thee?
Did I treat you most gratefully,
Or left you alone, shamefully?

Nevertheless, I love you mom,
With all my heart, though I stayed dumb;
Forgive me mother dear, I plead,
You’re my angel, God sent to lead!

I thank you dear for all you did;
I’ll do all things as you me bid;
I’ll pray to God for you when gone,
And remember you every morn!
‘Wish you a Happy Mothers’ Day,2013! ’

Submitted: Friday, May 03, 2013
Edited: Saturday, May 04, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Most lovingly dedicated by daughters, Cathy and Diana
to their beloved mom, Mrs.Mercy Celestine, Perundurai, TN
and by all children to their dear mother,
(Late) Mrs. Stella Antoniswami, Coimbatore, TN

Copyright by Dr John Celes 3-5-2013

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