I Still Seek- - Poem by Bharati Nayak

I Still Seek- -

Rating: 5.0

Croak, croak
Croaks the frog
The sky is overcast
With clouds
Raindrops falling
And forming puddles
My friend tells
The frog will come and
take away your mother.
See, how he calls.

Oh frog, do this never
Never take away my mother
Oh she loves me
She feeds me
She sends me to school
She tells me stories
She cares me when I fall sick
Oh frog, never
Never take away my mother.

I held my mother's hand
Pleaded her to take me in her lap
Ask her to hold me tight
And cover me with her saree
So that I can not hear
When the frog croaks.

My mother's assuring hand
Caressed my head
She sang me a lullaby
Planted a kiss on my forehead
Sat by my side till I fell asleep
With my mother by my side
Darkness thinned
Fear vanished.

Time has passed
Years have gone by
I have left mother for my new home
Mother has gone frail,
Still I seek her
When I feel worn out
She wipes away the worry
With the ANCHAL of her saree.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: mother and child
Saree-traditional wear of Indian women
Anchal- -One end of saree.
Ratnakar Mandlik 19 November 2016

Relationship and bondage between mother and her child unfolded beautifully. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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Bharati Nayak 19 November 2016

Thank you so much Ratnakar Mandlikji.It is really a pleasure to get your comments. Mother is an assuring presence in a child's heart.No matter what age one attains he is always a child for the mother.

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Dr Antony Theodore 19 November 2016

Sweet remembrances of the childhood beliefs and fears very expressive of the love and attachment to your beloved mother. i suddenly fell into thoughts of life, love, care, concern which remains in us. they are deep and will follow us even after our death till we meet our loved ones in heaven. this is my faith. thank you dear Bharati.

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Bharati Nayak 19 November 2016

Thank you dear Tony for your comments.Mother 's love is the most beautiful love.It is said that every girl has a mother in her..You can see a small girl playing as mother to a boy of her age.Compassion, kindness and taking care of others are so very natural attributes of a mother.Mother-child bond is unique bond.When we are in pain, we call out our mother..

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Ema Maria 21 November 2016

Very nice poem in good words, excellent meaning with on some natural themes, thank you for it dear poet

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Nabakishore Dash. 22 September 2021

Amazing idea of expressing how much is the bondage between u and your great mother.

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Anjandev Roy 24 June 2021

Superb piece....thanks for sharing..

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Suresh Kumar Ek 25 September 2020

It rains from Bharati, Love and care

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Cowboy Ron Williams 17 September 2020

Wonderful poems that tears at the heartstrings.

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The anxiety of a child for her mother has beautifully been expressed. A mother's AANCHAL(saree end) is a means to the child hide from fears. Beautiful

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