rajagopal haran

Rookie - 0 Points (21.04.1962 / Tiruchirapalli-Tamilnadu-India)

Mother Becomes Daughter - Poem by rajagopal haran

The shopping mall
Brimmed with crowd
Individuals and families
With children and parents
Youths and elderly
Swarmed from everywhere!
Mothers got busy
In getting the correct size
Picking the right color
Checking the fitness
Buying bangles and belts
All ornamental in entirety!

Suddenly I saw a pram
Pushed forth by a small girl
Inside that, was not a child
But an invalid mother!
Mother was uneasy;
Daughter got busy;
She got the correct size
Picked the right color
Checked the fitness
Bought bangles and belts
Not for herself but for the mother!

Was that the proverbial saying?
That boat can enter a cart one day
And cart can enter a boat another day?
What went wrong God?
Daughter got promoted with distinction?
Or mother got demoted for the love?


Comments about Mother Becomes Daughter by rajagopal haran

  • (11/10/2007 3:43:00 AM)


    a very nice poem..................gud observation...................
    the mother is lucky to hav such a daughter............................
    thanks.............
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Marilyn Lott (11/7/2007 6:46:00 AM)


    What a sweet but sad poem.
    Very nice.

    Marilyn
    (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]