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Rekha Mandagere


Monk And Mother


One who devoids himself from worldly life
Always engaged in the pursuit of noble divine
By changing the curtain of reality to the heaven
Eager to wash away all the memories of grief
Makes you smile by taking you away for a brief
Goes away as a speedy flash unattached, is a Monk

The one who makes the weeping child smile
By supporting its balanced growth when it is fragile
Initiates the child to live with the spirits of Divine
But always binds the child with both- earth and heaven
Smiles with the child, cries with the child and always dearer
Closer, Trust-worthy, ever devoted to stand as a shade attached is Mother!

Submitted: Friday, February 18, 2011
Edited: Saturday, June 11, 2011

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  • Rookie - 11 Points Dave Dafes (3/19/2011 7:04:00 AM)

    A Philosophical comparison of a mothers love and devotion....I want to say a BIG thank you for blessing us with this beautiful piece... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,010 Points Bernard Snyder (3/3/2011 10:34:00 AM)

    This is another great poem Rekha! It is such a well-spoken piece and it exemplifies the deep love between a mother and child. Well-worded my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (2/28/2011 5:17:00 AM)

    I would like to thank you for writing such a good poem.
    Your comparison is fantastic. Nobody is like mother. She is the most reverred entity on the earth.
    She is greater than even Heaven which lies under her feet.
    Excellent stuff. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Wendy Thopliss (2/27/2011 11:25:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Rekha, nothing could ever compare to a mothers love.It is somethig
    which is inside us which will stay for eternity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Saju Abraham (2/24/2011 3:36:00 AM)

    You've done a good job at comparing a monk and a mother. Both are in an attempt to connect with God. The similarity ends there. The monk devoid of the world-ly is no comparison to the mother who can achieve what she has set out for. Thanks for sharing this one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jenny Gordon (2/23/2011 11:40:00 PM)

    Fascinating comparison of the office of monks and mothers....only problem is, the monk is doomed to perish, ...the mother is not necessarily.....I am unfamiliar with the religion myself, so cannot argue the verity of this, but as you've depicted it, the two do seem very similar. In both cases, neither connects the child with God, yet she may instruct the child in His Ways from His Word. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,177 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (2/22/2011 12:44:00 AM)

    Intelligently distinguished two singularity. Its the professional work for a lawyer but as a poet we expect more from a writing as a poem. Thank you.

    Regards,
    pranab (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Narayanan Ramakrishnan (2/21/2011 4:40:00 AM)

    Philosophical comparison indeed. While both beging with alphabet M, monk, especaially modern cannot be taken at face value. While the other M will remain the same, her attachment, sincerity and her plaibility to her offspring, yesterday, today, and tomarrow. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jenny Gordon (2/19/2011 10:50:00 AM)

    Fascinating comparison of the office of monks and mothers....only problem is, the monk is doomed to perish, ...the mother is not necessarily.....I am unfamiliar with the religion myself, so cannot argue the verity of this, but as you've depicted it, the two do seem very similar. On the other hand, the natural/earthly mother does not connect the child with God, but she may instruct the child in His Ways from his Word. (Report) Reply

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