Treasure Island

veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Young mother!


When the mother is left with young children,
The hands are full and the mind is not dull,
Her eyes are down on the children, who rattle,
Not on the spouse, who suddenly stops to tattle,
Young mother is as busy as a bee, flying around,
The messy house to have the neat hive and honey,
She is not a queen bee to order the servants,
She is a human and needs help and love,
Helpless responsible young mothers are great,
For they have sacrificed their comfort for their brood,
So many professionals gave up their career,
For the love that they have upon their future,
Young mothers of the world, just relax and not to cry,
So much work day in and day out, but you are the Gods,
To provide what your young children need,
To cover them with comfort of loving blanket,
To protect them from all invisible germs and harms,
To plant the seeds of care in their mind to bloom,
Disciplined children are the outcome of your salty sweat,
Continue to sacrifice as our ancestors did.

Submitted: Monday, July 09, 2012

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  • Patricia Grantham (9/12/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    A very worthy tribute to mothers and there undying love
    for their children. She wakes up early to take care of
    household chores before her brood arises. She continues
    going even still. Thank God for them. Very good. (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (6/22/2014 12:40:00 PM)

    A great tribute to all mothers who are synonyms for sacrifice...................a brilliant piece nicely crafted................. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/19/2012 11:05:00 AM)

    It is hard for the mothers whom the men folk neglect there cares
    All night with sick children, all day with household fares
    A master of love to share, each child, every pet, the bed she shares
    Where pray God would the family be without young mothers there (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (7/16/2012 8:45:00 PM)

    Beautiful tribute, saluting all mothers—the gatekeepers of life. We appreciate them profoundly. This piece would make a lovely Mother’s Day presentation. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (7/10/2012 3:24:00 AM)

    poignant, eloquent, brilliant.................I do not find any replacement for dedication of a mother which is well penned in your poem. flow in your poem is also nice.10++++++++++ Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Eric Cockrell (7/9/2012 12:33:00 PM)

    the noblest vocation calling of the human spirit... raising children! much respect should be given to young mothers, and fathers! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (7/9/2012 12:09:00 PM)

    Beautiful salute to motherhood.
    Yes, mothers you are appreciated the world over.
    Now I must return to care for the little cutthroats
    under my charge. I can say that I am Pirate. (Report) Reply

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