gajanan mishra

(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

O mother, my mothers


O mother, my mothers
My real mother and other mothers
All are equally affectionate to me.

I do not distinguish my real mother
From other mothers and equally
I offer my obeisances to all.

My real mother, wife of my teacher-master
Wife of priest-religious minister
Wife of the king-ruler-administrator
The cow the nurse and the earth
All are my mothers, I remember
O mother, my mothers.

Submitted: Friday, August 02, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013

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mothers and mothers day

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