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Theme: Gratitude


Life played with me all sorts of games,
Giving it at different times different names -
Challenges, problems, issues they were called,
As I kept on getting more and more mauled...
Whatever they were, I took them head on,
Believing that after struggle, relief will dawn...
My conviction never failed me,
As I carried on with life truthfully...
Whenever I felt depressed for a moment,
I would look at my son’s face pleasant
And would instantly derive strength,
To fight life’s battles of any length...
He showed me the way to live.
He taught me to always give
A little something of what I had,
To those in situations quite bad...
My young son has taught me great lessons.
Be sensible, was his teachings’ essence.
Even today, I seek his guidance,
Whenever hit by some despondence.
Thank you son, for always being there
For me with your love, concern and care...
And please do know that I’m there for you,
Waiting in gratitude to return your due...


More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks you very much Nathmalji for your appreciation.

Padmaja Iyengar
23-Apr-2014 05:00 AM

Comment The poem have gained so many appreciations.It means that it should be really put in place of praiseworthy poetry.A lot of thanks.This poem is also inspiral today as it was in the month of October 2013.Thank you Mam.

Nathmal Sharma MertaCity
22-Apr-2014 09:28 AM

Comment Nice poem indeed. Padmajaji, those who have a difficult and challenging times in life, often become tough and enduring and their affection and love focuses on someone, a relative or friend, near or far away in whom such person sees a ray of hope.

03-Nov-2013 09:59 AM

Comment Ah... what a poem...what a poem. I have fallen love wiyh u... so beautiful a poet u r!

Samarendranath Mahapatra
03-Nov-2013 01:39 AM

Comment Heartfelt !!! Hats off to great mom !! Great tribute to your son... deeply touched ... May God shower his best blessings on you and your loving son . Best wishes dear.

Mohini Gurav
01-Nov-2013 00:24 AM

Comment Thanks a ton Ru, Kinghsuk and Kulbir for your kind words of appreciation and support. I feel too overwhelmed for words...

Padmaja Iyengar
28-Oct-2013 11:50 AM

Comment Padmaja,

An excellent, heart-warming tribute to your son.

28-Oct-2013 08:04 AM

Comment Lost my words........ a very touching composition........mother's love so beautifully expressed!

28-Oct-2013 08:04 AM

Comment I am deeply touched, it's an excellent dedication to your son, no one can take a Mom's place!! Congratz Padmaja Mam..

28-Oct-2013 07:21 AM

Comment Thanks Nairji.

Padmaja Iyengar
28-Oct-2013 07:11 AM

Comment Thanks Seshuji.

Padmaja Iyengar
28-Oct-2013 06:47 AM

Comment Congrats, great mom. All the best.

28-Oct-2013 06:28 AM

Comment Remarkable.

seshu chamarty
28-Oct-2013 06:13 AM

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