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Vazhga Valamudan*

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My heart bleeds to see her in such a state
Bent with time her lagging gait
The long-lasting smile amidst the pain
Now, amid the brow all the strain.
As every other Indian woman
Her life revolved around mustard and cumin
Conjuring gastronomical delights
For family, the neighbors too got bites.
No degree to her credit
Hitherto, she brought no discredit
In all her actions to a T
Never from challenges did she flee.
Her constant words of encouragement
"Try, try, try again" - for us steady nourishment
In spite of her failing health
‘Educated Family’- her hoarded wealth.
In the twilight of her life
With kith and kin no strife…
My heart stands in gentle awe -
You are amazing, Ma!

Vazhga Valamudan - a blessing to live Healthy and Wealthy. She never fails to bless her children, relatives, acquaintances, helpers, all those whom she encountered, and continues to....
Image © Hema Ravi


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Comments on this Poem

Comment Dear Hema ji
With due regard to the a WOMAN whose motherhood is a canopy for a child today and always.
Their blessings are always with a child.
Devi nangrani

Devi nangrani
17-Dec-2020 14:30 PM

Comment Very touching poem about mother ,straight from the heart

meera raghu
04-Oct-2018 08:05 AM

Comment This is a rich tribute to the respected Ma. Wishing her long life with health and happiness.

K Pankajam
01-Oct-2018 08:47 AM

Comment You bring so much of liveliness in the poem.Vazhtha vayadhillai vanangugirom...May she remain healthy and blessed always..

01-Oct-2018 05:10 AM

Comment Thank you Dr Victor for your kind words.

07-Feb-2015 08:00 AM

Comment Thank you Dr Victor for your kind words.

07-Feb-2015 08:00 AM

Comment A very true to life portrayal of an Indian housewife in her golden years. God gave a mother to humanity to furnish a sample of His own love for humanity. Very touching.

Nithie Victor
07-Feb-2015 07:12 AM

Comment Thanks Dr Mallick, Thanks Lakshmanan chittapa for your kind thoughts.

01-Feb-2015 09:12 AM

Comment Lovely one, Hema. I pay my respects to her and wish her long and healthy life.

Kumarendra Mallick
01-Feb-2015 08:04 AM

Comment I have been fortunate to receive the Blessings (Vazhga Valamudan) for over 40 years on every occasion I met her. I pray to Baghawan to bless her normal heath and strength to remain with us for many more decades to come... Lakshmanan

R. Lakshmanan
31-Jan-2015 09:32 AM

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