ANJALI SINHA

** My Mother **

Do you know
what thou art to me?
Do u?
Not only the one
Who gave me birth
But,
Thou art ineffable, Sunaina, O, Sunaina
The most beautiful eyes.
Thine eyes more resplendent than
The brightest sun on earth
Thine are those eyes
Through which I see
This plenary universe.

Thou are that opal and saphhire
a light which shines aglitter
to show me
of my wandering wayward deeds.
Love to me, you taught to give
For each and evey one indeed.
No colour, caste or creed
Just love and love to all who need.

Thou teachest me
To walk the portals of
Rules of proper thought.
Not to do all desipient things I ought
Like whose my creator
And whose my all.
Thou sat by me
Through all my twaddle
Like sliced with knife
Those interminable years
Like springs and fountains
of water so pellucid so clear
Teaching me
the ABCs of life.

All these years
thou my guiding star,
and will guide me
for many more,
as I drive
these totiled highways
and junctions of life
Through thickest and thin
thou supported me
Wrong, when I did
thou spanked me though
nay, no regrets,
none do I have,
for all those spankings
Cos that’s what made me-
This solid granite
Me- what I am today.

Never shall I miss thee
Lo, in the vales of years beneath
you’re always in my heart
Not only as my mother
But best friend
Philosopher and guide

Sometimes I grudge
and misunderstand thee
but I have my compunction,
Pardon me for that transgression,
No matter how old,
I am but your child,
thine infant
Nay, thy babe
For ever and for ever.
MY MOM THE BEST IN THE WORLD

(P.S. Sunaina in hindi means beautiful eyes.)

(Dedicated to all Mothers for the Mother's Day)

ANJALI
12-05-2009

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (6/23/2010 2:28:00 PM)

    Sparkling with splendor and bursting with beauty. Wonderful words Anjali! My only regret that I did not read it to my mother before she died.100/10

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  • Debasish Mishra (2/14/2010 6:40:00 AM)

    A remarkable reflection of a remarkable relationship! ! !

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  • Ranjit Ravindran (11/3/2009 1:38:00 PM)

    Mom..Sweet Mom.
    Given a chance we can keep on describing our Moms till all the space is taken up and surprisingly we'll still have things left out to mention.
    good job Anjali.

    A sweet 10.
    Ranjit.

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  • Anand Madhukar (9/22/2009 12:56:00 PM)

    A sweetly innocent write and a lovely dedication.

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  • Dom N. Kafley (9/5/2009 11:01:00 AM)

    very cute. very sweet poem. what a lovely art of making the word dance in meaningful strings of poem! ! .


    voted 10+++

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  • Rup Pokharel (8/16/2009 3:59:00 PM)

    ...God cannot be everywhere so he made mothers....

    Great tribute towards mothers..
    Thank you for your pious art

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  • Swatimalya Chattopadhyay (8/4/2009 9:40:00 AM)

    Anjali, I read it earlier also, even before our 'message' acquaintance, but today I read it with rapt attention.
    The word ' mother' means a lot to me (perhaps to anybody) and I am just mesmerized.It is beautifully composed coupled with nice metaphors.
    You have brought out the inner words of any child of any age towards his/her
    mother. Much above 10.

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  • Akram Awadat (7/26/2009 2:56:00 PM)

    good work, i love it a lot
    thanks for nice sharing
    10+

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  • Braja K Sarkar (7/18/2009 8:36:00 AM)

    Wonderful tribute to all mothers on Mothers day..A nice poem to feel the human touch..Some few old english words could be avoided to step with the running time. Thanks to dear Anjali. You have touched the hearts of all mothers.

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  • Jerine James (7/14/2009 4:54:00 AM)

    hey anjali..
    honestly any tribute to mothers is not enough. i dont think you and me or other can find enough words to potray their love and scarifice they had for us.. no matter how many yrs passed.

    awesome... writing.. lovely

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  • Sanjib Das (6/21/2009 12:30:00 PM)

    Anju, You become universal through this poem. Yuo remember me J.M. Synge's Maurya in Riders to the Sea. you really prove that your mother is the best in this world, so also mine.

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  • Nik Ahmad Fariq (6/10/2009 9:31:00 AM)

    Nice poem.. enjoyed the reading..
    keep writing!

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  • Farah Aliah (6/10/2009 12:45:00 AM)

    Nice poem you have there...........

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (5/30/2009 1:55:00 AM)

    a very fine poem, centered on discipline. i like the daughter made.

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  • Carol Gall (5/29/2009 12:42:00 PM)

    exceptional write to a beautiful mother 10

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  • Sandra Fowler (5/27/2009 1:35:00 PM)

    What an exceptional poem gift for your mother. Words are imperishable
    and so are the memories of those great human beings to whom
    we owe our very existence. Beautiful.

    Love,

    SandraX

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  • Vaibhav Pandey (5/27/2009 12:12:00 PM)

    this is indeed a beautiful poem anjali ji.........I loved it...10

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  • Alison Cassidy (5/26/2009 11:59:00 PM)

    In this beautiful poem, your reverence for your mother might almost be likened to a hymn of praise to the almighty. Indeed, you have used many biblical turns of phrase in this effusive tribute to a woman who means so much to you. I like the way you acknowledge her firm hand as well as her loving heart. It takes real love to say No and children need mothers who are able to say no. 'Sunaina' is a very beautiful word. It adds lustre to this beautiful poem. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  • Miriam Maia PaduaMiriam Maia Padua (5/26/2009 8:49:00 AM)

    a very lovely tribute...beautiful thoughts
    unique style...
    decorated with all your love
    sequenced with humility and pride
    proud to have a mother like her...
    a wonderful daughter of a very wonderful mom..
    as usual, Anju...your piece strikes us...
    10+++++++

    _maia_

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  • Reetessh Sabrr (5/24/2009 3:31:00 PM)

    Maa bachchon ki jaan hoti hai, woh hotey hain qismat waale jinke maa hoti hai...u narrated the emotion for moms in ur own very style for which i have so much reverence and awe...

    loving it is anju...10+++++

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