lalitha iyer

Freshman - 810 Points (7.6.1967 / Kochi, India)

A Motherless Day - Poem by lalitha iyer

I wonder
what I missed..
the way she fed
balls and balls of rice
with ghee and dhal
the smell of mother
her Jasmine flower
the grace of her voice
her cheering moods
the way she played
with my silly toys
just enjoyed
with my age
a child she was
when I was
an adult she grew
up with me
she opened the sky
and showed me the stars
filled my nights
with fullness of moons
she preserved to me
the poem of life
the love of living
faith in healing
with delicate things
she was a wonder
for her weapons were modest
smiling in sadness
teaching life is in living
suckling throughout
was I her oozing energies
she stood for me
I made her a Child
and she mothered me
and I stood
with my babe
My mother inside me....

Comments about A Motherless Day by lalitha iyer

  • Uma Ram (5/13/2015 1:56:00 PM)

    Awesome mam, the deep pain oozes out through the words...nicely written. thank you mam. (Report) Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/11/2009 1:50:00 AM)

    Motherless day an sad memory.... very good description. It is our emotional attachment. very god write..10

    rad mine O.mother, papado u know and papa you too? ..
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  • (5/15/2009 5:23:00 AM)

    Loved your
    flow good write
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  • Indira Renganathan (5/4/2009 5:09:00 AM)

    An excellent portrayal of mother's affection...words can not fill her absence though...a wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2009 2:18:00 PM)

    Lalitha I personally relate to this poem because I have been motherless since I was seven years old. You have woven a great tribute to all mothers with the beauty of simplistic, honest and innocent images. (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2009 2:37:00 AM)

    nice piece you become ome lost whilst reading it, written eloquently....10+ (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2009 5:42:00 AM)

    Your heart's loss can be felt through this beautiful tender piece 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (4/22/2009 6:35:00 AM)

    Motherhood aptly described.good poem my 10 (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2009 5:46:00 AM)

    love of Mother
    like no other
    make peace in war
    of sister brother
    brings moons rainbows joy galore
    and rememebered ever more, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , beautiful poem....
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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