Remembering mother on her birthday
Moms are special. They are never too old for their children. They continue to bless. Even more special are their memories, when they are gone. That keeps rocking you, all your life. Look after her as long as she’s alive. As beyond that it is only sad remembrance. Few lines in her honour.
Years don’t distort,
Time doesn’t warp,
Lifetime doesn’t blot,
As mother’s priceless memory,
Always remains atop.
Even when I know you’re not there,
Yet there is always something,
That tells me,
You’re somewhere here and somewhere there,
For my life and for my care.
In the measure of time,
You carried me up to cloud nine,
Then cradled me with all the rhymes,
You fed me to grind,
And taught me to shine.
My maiden friend,
The first to comprehend,
My lifelong mentor,
And evergreen centre.
In the shackles of time
You were always mine,
But when shackles unshackled,
God took you away in no time.
And since you’ve gone
Life is bereft of umpteen charms,
But the soul connect is still alive,
That revives the vibes
And that’s how life thrives.
Of all you taught me,
Each virtue is still fresh,
I May have forgotten school,
But you’re still afresh.
As time passes,
More of it comes along,
Just like your loving memories,
That keeps coming on and on.
Ma you’ll never fade,
You’ll always shine like the jade,
As long as I live,
And even beyond my days.
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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