Srivinay Salian

Rookie - 0 Points (June 13,1976 / Mumbai)

Mother


I remember
I was just ten
Heard about ghosts
For the first time
Sleep eluded me
Fear crept my bone
I cried for help
Couldn't sleep alone
Dad laughed at me
But Mom came near
She slept beside me
Took away my fear
I rested in peace
Like I can’t be touched
No ghosts could hurt
While Mom stay’d clutched


I remember
I was in my teen
Gave up milk
Took up caffeine
Then One day
I got ill, took to bed
Medicines didn’t help
Fever struck my head
Quietly in my room
I wept in pain
And like an angel
Mom came in again
Curled in her arms
I lived through the night
Must be a miracle
By dawn, I was alright


Quite too often
Now I wonder
Was Life the real ‘Gift’
Or was it you, Mother!

Submitted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

ode to Mother

Comments about this poem (Mother by Srivinay Salian )

There is no comment submitted by members..

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. Baby I'm sorry..., Joy O' Pateng
  2. Baby I'm Sorry, Garrett Nakai
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]