Rigzin Namgyal

(9 may / India)

an ode to my mother


..for every moan that escaped you during my birth...
.every bit of my flesh i owe to you 'O Mother'..
..in great pain did you bear me for my existence..
..all my pain belittles in front of you ' O Mother '..
..when i feared tripping in the depths of darkness...
..you acted as my cane and embraced me with your light..
..when without a second you gave your life for mine..
..that very moment my heart belonged to you forever..
..i remember when my father punished me...
..it was always your love that stopped him...
..your heart was a deep abyss..
..at the bottom of which i always found forgiveness..
..you worked hard till your limbs did hurt...
..but never thought of blaming me for the pain....
..there was only one pretty child in the world..
..and in your eyes it was always me ' O Mother '...
..your love for me knew no infinite...
..it could make the earth stop and heavens tremble....
..in the heavens above even the angels started crying...
..seeing the love so devotional like yours ' O Mother '..
....you were always my first love...
...and in my ' first love ' i found my liberation..
..great wars and battles were fought by warriors, kings and men...
....but the bravest battle that was ever fought...
..will not be found in the pages of history written by men...
...it was silently fought by you ' O Mother '...
...we speak of diamonds and jewel...
.. u were the jewel in my life that i will always treasure...
...we speak of pain and torture...
..the pain was the look in your eyes when i saw u the last time..
..the torture was in seeing tears fall from the angelic eyes of my mother..
..kill me, skin me, peel me, punish me..do as you wish God...
..but never let tears fall from d beautiful eyes of my mother...
...your flesh still slumbers in me...
..and even now only after my eyes close..your heart sleeps...
..u share with me a ' bond ' that even the God's do envy...
..a bond that is so dear that only a mother can understand...: (: (

Submitted: Saturday, April 07, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/8/2013 6:12:00 PM)

    wow, these are very nice words of love for your mother, it is a great poem and I love reading every word.. ;) (Report) Reply

  • Cosmic Dreamer (9/25/2012 11:14:00 AM)

    A mother's hug lingers long after she has let go... I enjoyed reading your poem, very nice write...
    Peace and love always... (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/25/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    Rigzin this is a very nice, deep and beautiful poem, surely i can feel how precious your feelings toward your mother! ! really a gem among the gem...but dear friend, its better for you to avoid short form words, i was like you but then i got a poet advised me like i told you just now..so let wen be when, ur to be your and ur to be yours...at least for your poetry and for your poems, it already heartfelt and beautiful_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Benaiah Sondashi (9/24/2012 8:20:00 AM)

    Wow Rigzin you are a great poet this is a fantastic poem am so sorry about your mother she brought a wonderful poet in this world (Report) Reply

  • Neetha Sasidharan (5/5/2012 5:26:00 AM)

    mindblowing....i don't hv words........i mean, all d things r grt...
    the fear in the womb, only pretty child in d world, first love, the war silently fought, making god envy
    - these r just grt, incredible....... i had goosebumps when i read this.....full of emotions....10 on 10.....
    and the most wonderful was asking god to punish u or make u cry instead of ur mom - this is something that i always ask god...... u r a grt poet...kp writing (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (4/24/2012 3:46:00 PM)

    A universal feeling...in a poem which can be owned by every heart...
    .. u were d jewel in my life dat i ll always treasure...
    ...we speak of pain n torture...
    ..d pain was d look in ur eyes wen i saw u d last time..
    ..d torture was in seeing tears fall frm d angelic eyes of my mother..
    ....painful...! : ( (Report) Reply

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