Mother Poem by Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon

Mother

Rating: 4.9


The picture
of a mother
standing guard
to the carcass
of her baby
for hours
without
moving a limb
without
food and water.

How soft
a heart
the pachyderm
hides
in her
thick
dark
hide!

eyes welled
throat parched
I sat before
the TV,
my heart
heavy
like a millstone.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Evelyn Judy Buehler 16 January 2023

While watching a science program, I witnessed the grief of a baby elephant, whose mother was killed. The other herd members comforted the baby. It really tugged at my heartstrings. Elephants are very close knit. Love is the universal language. Great poem!

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Evelyn, as you said, love is The Universal Language, and Mother's love lasts. First watchers in the Western Ghats, India say that they have seen mother elephants returning to watch the mere skeletal remains of their cubs for years.

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Some African tribesmen have reported to have witnessed "rituals" of the elephants group, when one in the group dies.

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This poem was placed at #04 in the list of Best Member Poems from 20Jan. However, as soon as I shared a new poem "How Pleasant To Know", this open vanished from the display list.From rank #04 to infinity! In a split second! ! ! !

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Kesav Venkat Easwaran 25 January 2023

Good write. Reveais the person, compassionate, in you. tfs

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Feels great to read your comment, rather your diagnosis. Thank you

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David Wood 24 January 2023

Well done Unnikrishnan, you're number 4 in best member poems.

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Grateful to you, David.

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Today this poem improved its ranking to #04 in the List of Best Member Poems on PoemHunter. Thank you, PoemHunter. Thank you my dear friends and poets on PoemHunter.

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Thank you Sylvia, for you support on my English. I am so elated to hear that. 💕

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Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon

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PUTHENCHIRA, KERALA, INDIA
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