Bharati Nayak

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I Am In My Mother's Eyes

Oh Mother
I am
That daughter of yours
Who you see
as capable for every thing
You dream your unrealised dreams
Through my eyes
You see me as one
Who progresses ahead
Setting aside all hurdles
My every success
Becomes your pride.

You say
I am beautiful
All Sarees look nice on me
I also admit
I can wear nicely
All colour Sarees
Be it of anger or anguish
Neglect or intolerance
I drape them
So dexterously
That I look beautiful to all.

No, No,
Perhaps I look beautiful to you
You say
Your daughter is beautiful
You don't know
How much strength
Is there in your words
Only I know
It is your love
That are my weapons
My power
I dazzle in this light and
I look beautiful
So beautiful!

Topic(s) of this poem: mother daughter

Poem Submitted: Friday, September 25, 2015
Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is the English translation of my poem in Odia language 'Bou Akhire Mu' posted on this website.
Saree is a length of cotton, silk or synthetic material that are traditionally worn by Indian women.
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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/12/2020 11:25:00 AM)

    Only I know
    It is your love
    That are my weapons
    My power
    I dazzle in this light and
    I look beautiful
    So beautiful! ....... enchanting expression having lofty theme. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (3/29/2020 11:20:00 AM)

    Very, nice, Bharati! In a mother's eyes, all children are beautiful! This makes me think of my own mother. Thank you for posting this,

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(3/30/2020 11:47:00 PM)

    Thank you Kim Barney for your kind comment.In this critical time when some messages and comments come on my page I feel happy that my friends are OK.

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (2/8/2020 6:27:00 AM)

    Only I know/It is your love/That are my weapons/My power/I dazzle in this light and/I look beautiful/So beautiful! I identify these last few lines as the kernel of this endearing piece of poetry! Loved reading it...10++ (Poetess Magadha}

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (10/3/2019 11:45:00 AM)

    A fine and lofty verse ceremoniously rich in tone. Inspirational and full of passion. Thanks for sharing, Bharati. Remain enriched.

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  • A B Faniki (9/15/2019 5:18:00 AM)

    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my work. I appreciate that.

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  • A B Faniki (9/4/2019 2:01:00 PM)

    A lovely poem u have writen dear poet. I love the imagery n the picture u painted.Thanks 4 sharing

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    Bharati Nayak(9/4/2019 11:06:00 PM)

    Thanks a lot A.B. Faniki. If I am not mistaken You are the author of 'Broken Souls' and 'Daniel'.I wanted to read your poems on Poem Hunter and could not find you.It is really great to get appreciation from you.Thanks again for reading and commenting on my poem.

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  • Dipak AdhyaDipak Adhya (6/29/2019 7:07:00 AM)

    A very touching poem...love it...

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/20/2019 10:33:00 PM)

    superb poem

    mother eyes
    can see the all
    can see the past, present and future rise and fall

    mother eyes can protect the child
    through every condition
    can bear up without any demanding portion

    o the eyes now deserve you
    by your own qualification sure

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  • Fantone Mdala (5/2/2019 12:31:00 PM)

    it's really true that a mother's words of love triggers a sense of vigor whenever a good complement is given to you. Nice piece

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  • Julia Luber (2/18/2019 11:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem about the power of a mother's love and the influence of her compliments! Rings very true to heart.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (1/13/2019 8:11:00 AM)

    Beautiful words of attachment of a mother and daughter. Beauty, capability and success of a daughter is the pride of the mother as you said Bharati Nayak. Thank you for sharing

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  • Bobby YadavBobby Yadav (1/2/2019 6:27:00 AM)

    A Beautiful poem :) The best thing in life is to have a loving mom on your side who is always inspiring.
    Very best wishes.

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  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (11/20/2018 6:10:00 PM)

    And Congratulations on poem of the day! ..

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  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (11/20/2018 6:06:00 PM)

    Very beautiful thoughts, beautifully expressed! ..
    Thank you ever so much for sharing this! .. Ever
    so very many 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (11/3/2018 10:38:00 PM)

    A lovely poem dear Bharati Apa! It provides a lot of love and emotions to every girl child when she recollects the utter unconditional love of her mother! Excellent piece of poetry!

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  • Bhagabat Prasad HottaBhagabat Prasad Hotta (10/31/2018 1:30:00 PM)

    MOTHER IS THE BEST GIFT OF GOD.I LIKE THIS POEM.

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  • Susheela Shiju (10/28/2018 9:37:00 PM)

    wow! loved this poem! could relate to my own life..thank you so much for sharing! a big 10

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  • Israj Ali (10/7/2018 11:24:00 PM)

    My power
    I dazzle in this light and
    I look beautiful
    So beautiful! - -mother love for daughter is unparalleled- -this poem has been very nicely composed.

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(10/8/2018 12:03:00 AM)

    Thank you Israj Ali.You have been kind enough to read my poems and give your valuable comments.Hope to read your poems too.

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  • Abhipsa Panda (10/5/2018 2:16:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem mam....... the heart of a mother is so pure... she is the best friend of a daughter

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(10/5/2018 9:02:00 PM)

    Thank you Abhipsa Panda for reading poems and your appreciation.I hope every mother and daughter can relate with this poem.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (10/1/2018 9:26:00 AM)

    When I read this poem, I feel my mother's love and affection! This is a lovely piece of work to be read time and again!

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(10/5/2018 8:58:00 PM)

    Thank you Dillip for your kind appreciation which I value immensely.

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