Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Mother O' Mine - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose love would follow me still,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose tears would come down to me,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

Topic(s) of this poem: mother

Comments about Mother O' Mine by Rudyard Kipling

  • Tapan M. Saren (10/19/2016 9:17:00 PM)

    This is truly an amazing poem.. But some people, like me, are not so lucky to realize that love (Report) Reply

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  • Soumita Sarkar (5/13/2016 11:30:00 PM)

    lovely poem..... eternal love follows every where... (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (5/13/2016 2:57:00 PM)

    Absolutely awesome, isn't it? Mothers do feel that way about their children- nothing stops them from loving. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that the mothers on this site love this poem. 10++++++++++++++++++ of course. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/13/2016 10:36:00 AM)

    Yes, every one knows who wold wipe the tears off the eyes of a child, wen every one else has abandoned. Well versed concise poem of old style. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2016 9:16:00 AM)

    The great poem wrote this poem about mother which I experience as most feeling. (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2016 7:04:00 AM)

    A great poem on mother penned by a great poet displaying full confidence in the supportive love and care of his mother for the poet. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/13/2016 6:27:00 AM)

    I know whose prayers will make me whole! Nice dedication. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (5/6/2016 10:24:00 AM)

    Your poetic skill is excellent.
    Enjoyed the beautiful poem.Thanks.
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  • (5/1/2009 1:28:00 PM)

    Awww that was so cute, i loved it 10++++ i love my mommy! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (10/19/2005 8:58:00 AM)

    awww.... good poem, i rly enjoyed it alot (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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