Sanika Khairnar


Oh Mother - Poem by Sanika Khairnar

Forgive me mother, for I have sinned,
those deeds shamed you and drowned me in guilt.
Forgive me also for those selfish acts,
which ached your temples and burdened your heart.

You birthed me to profess the joy of womanhood,
to share with your seed your myriad moods
but i couldn't elude the competition of inheritance
and had to bear your spouse's traits of narcissism.

A tumultuous of sensations you caged,
in the deep recesses of you mind unexpressed;
a parallel world of unexplored ideas with imperious might
all piled up for the spark to light.

Both of you; a married couple unified by pretension,
tacit abuses, unspoken violences: a neat deception.
Yet you continued with your role of a demure wife
and trusted me to bring a renaissance in your life.

And now into your fifties you will ascend,
craving for self exploration you will transcend
into the phase of a joyous menopause
to live a life which you had been deprived of.

Take my hand for i will guide you mother
open you heart and fill me with your wildest fears,
I am your daughter a joy of you life,
to 'being a woman' lets cheer a whiskey with some ice.

Topic(s) of this poem: birth, feminism, mother daughter, motherhood


Comments about Oh Mother by Sanika Khairnar

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/3/2016 10:43:00 AM)


    Embrace me mother and rain on me with your tears.
    Open your heart and fill me with your wildest fears.
    I am your daughter, a joy of your life;
    To feminism, let’s cheer, a whisky with some ice. i smiled as i read the last line.. mummy lets drink a little bit of whisky. feminism......... loved this poem. thank you dear poetess. tony
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  • Pranayee Gupta Rachamalla (11/2/2015 10:48:00 PM)


    Sanika this poem is very good and emotional too.....and that too you wrote on motherhood is very nice! this shows how beautifully thoughts can get birth from ur mind....really this is a heart touching poem....so nice of u to write such a nice poem.....thank u my frnd to share this.... (Report) Reply

    Sanika Khairnar (11/5/2015 10:58:00 AM)

    thank you so much pranayee. it feels so good when your work starts getting acknowledged by people who actually write about emotions. i had written this 1 month before. post your works too pretty pleasee! !

  • (11/1/2015 7:28:00 AM)


    The bond between a mother and her daughter is always very special and ten time stronger than the bond between a father and his son. The phenomenon of mother-daughter bond is adroitly explored in your poem along with a desire to help mother's empowerment for exploring feminism after a certain stage in life. Happy to note that such maturity is visible in my own city. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

    Sanika Khairnar (11/1/2015 8:19:00 AM)

    Thank you sir for your overwhelming response. It was a feeble attempt at eliminating the stereotype on what is written on motherhood.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/1/2015 5:41:00 AM)


    Mother forgives always to all mistakes of children and nourishes all sons and daughters well. This wonderful and nice poem shared that provokes thought to prevent female children too who are up coming mothers to nourish human society. Wise sharing...10 (Report) Reply

    Sanika Khairnar (11/1/2015 6:00:00 AM)

    Thank you sir for commenting so briefly. i wanted to elaborate the emotions of a woman as she passes through different stages of life and finally culminates into realizing her purpose as a female.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 8, 2016


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