Treasure Island

Rekha Mandagere


Universal Motherhood


Gods can’t be everywhere
So born holy mothers are
The sole embodiment of spirit
Always honored, high in their merit
Ever loving, compassionate friend
Whose noble endurance knows no end.
Lively spirit lovingly cares to take all pains
Sufferings, hardships smilingly for no gains
Embraces, comforts, and inspires one to face
The life’s challenges with restraint and peace!
Moral supporter, guide and symbol of fertility
Ensures safety for entire humanity!

If great mother Kali frightened injustice
And Mother Mary sacrificed Jesus for Justice
Who can forget mother Yashoda of Sri Krishan
So also Mother Anjali of Lord Hanuman
For their great love not only for their sons
But to free the entire race of humans and Gods
Don’t we honour their love for mankind?

If the same mothers of our nations
Could widen their narrow horizons
And look at others’ babies as theirs’
Free from feelings of caste and Creed
And thoughts of being low or high
And come smilingly forward
To give solace and love to the tired
Bones of the loveless and the abandoned
Then the world around looks to everyone
Much brighter and hopeful
And none left behind as hapless orphans
Every son and daughter born gets a gentle mother
And mothers in turn, .a spectrum of lovely children!

Submitted: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Edited: Monday, June 27, 2011

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  • Elena Sandu (12/1/2011 5:39:00 AM)

    If the same mothers of our nations
    Could widen their narrow horizons
    And look at others’ babies as theirs’
    Free from feelings of caste and Creed
    And thoughts of being low or high
    And come smilingly forward
    To give solace and love to the tired
    Bones of the loveless and the abandoned
    Then the world around looks to everyone
    Much brighter and hopeful

    No need for other words, dear friend, you are one who brings a lovely breeze into my world, thank you! 10. (Report) Reply

  • Alto Thomas, Jr. (6/25/2011 5:35:00 PM)

    If you could, I bet you would 'mother' the world. I also bet you would be a good and loving mother. My favorite of your work. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (6/25/2011 4:13:00 PM)

    To give solace and love to the tired
    Bones of the loveless and the abandoned...............beautiful write of Humanism,10++++, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (6/24/2011 3:48:00 AM)

    Motherly touch to heifer............Rekhaji writes makes love to us
    If great mother Kali frightened injustice
    And Mother Mary sacrificed Jesus for Justice
    Who can forget mother Yashoda of Sri Krishan
    So also Mother Anjali of Lord Hanuman
    For their great love not only for their sons
    But to free the entire race of humans and Gods
    Don’t we honour their love for mankind? (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (6/23/2011 12:22:00 PM)

    Yes, this is a great poem on motherhood. Motherhood is always universal. But it is sad to see when some would be mothers get rid of their coming child. We have to bring an awareness in the society to restore the prestige of motherhood. A fine 10 for the theme of the poem. Thanks for sharing..... Please read and rate my poem 'A dream of the judgement day' on page1. (Report) Reply

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