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Jasbir Chatterjee

(4 March 1966 / Delhi)

Thoughts Of A Mother


My daughter would turn 10 next month…
I find it hard to believe!
It seems only yesterday
That she was born….
As my thoughts wander
Down the memory lane,
I am transported
To those restless days
In the balcony where I sat
On a low stool
With swollen feet and a heavy body
With waves of nausea and anxiety
Drowning me in the abyss of depression
Wondering if I was in for a second nightmare
Much more frightening than the last….

My daughter would complete one decade of her life next month…
I find it hard to believe!
It seems only yesterday
That she was born….
As my thoughts wander
Down the memory lane,
I am transported
To those long, peaceful days
In the balcony where I sat
On a low stool
With needles and threads of different colors
With a pink cloth and an embroidery frame
With my lips moving in a silent prayer to God
Wondering if He was going to make my daughter
As beautiful as the flowers I was embroidering…..

Submitted: Saturday, April 15, 2006

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  • Shahzia Batool (2/27/2012 11:26:00 PM)

    this silent prayer of a mother to God...is the precious thing of all...i remember...i can never forget the time when my amma used to recite Holy verses when all were sleeping...i loved this poem... (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (9/23/2009 10:35:00 PM)

    Children are mother's dream like embroidered flowers. Very well penned mother's concern and highly poetic too.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/23/2009 9:28:00 PM)

    Mother after allmother very restless for well being oc childere. All good feelings.Kindly give mine'O, mother, kids, teacher no plese, funny 1 and hen laid eggs to your kid........hard earned 10 (Report) Reply

  • Preeti - is here! (4/19/2006 2:43:00 AM)

    Beautiful!
    Do all mothers feel the same? ...i guess they do...for i saw my mother in this poem of urs.... (Report) Reply

  • Jay P. Narain (4/15/2006 12:01:00 PM)

    Jasbir,
    Raising children is little hard but is one of the most beautfiul experience in our lives. Our children are always prettier than anything in the world. Love the last few lines of the poem.
    Jay (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (4/15/2006 11:33:00 AM)

    Charming write, Jasbir. Those last two lines were especially appealing to me.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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