Theme: Mother


Amma’s lullabies:
Surely reminiscent to-date
those devotional vibes
even today consecrate

Amma’s nurturing:
Grow beyond the parent
become wise and strong
be alive to live with aplomb

Amma’s parathas:
An unforgettable taste
reminding to chew good
not to be eaten in haste

Amma’s command:
Face the bully squarely
settle scores outside
before returning home

Amma’s family:
Love by being true to yourself
become capable to envelope
everyone in your embrace

Amma’s generosity:
Feel rich by sharing - 
Life bequeaths aplenty
to the one full of caring

Amma’s spirituality:
Love yourself immensely
forgiving upon realization
the involuntary errors

Amma’s mysticism:
Death is inevitable
sleep with gratitude
for the ultimate dawn    

Illustration by Niloufer Wadia


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Can't find a better tribute to 'Amma'! Absolutely from the heart!

G Swaminathan
06-Aug-2020 02:41 AM

Comment Amma is revered as the highest to be worshipped- maatrudevo bhave Where women are worshipped, bliss and heaven are blessed. This is unversal truth. Maa bless us all

VVB Ramarao
05-Aug-2020 20:27 PM

Comment The poem honestly captures Amma's simplicity, broadminded vision of life and the practice of wisdom for a lasting happiness. That is why Ammas are the the essence of wisdom. Indeed , it is a tribute to mother.
R. K. Bhushan Sabharwal

R. K. Bhushan Sabharwal
05-Aug-2020 01:25 AM

Comment Beautiful portrayal!!
To me, Amma Represents every mother who dedicates her life to raise strong, conscientious, spiritually awaken, grounded and well balanced children.

04-Aug-2020 15:38 PM

Comment Very touching composition !c Felt nostalgic with the mention of ' parathas' and 'lullabies'

Amma is epitome of selfless love , care and positivity.
Amma is large hearted,kind hospitable and very talented at the same time.
Her moral values,purity and unshakable faith are so inspiring.
Salute to Amma with all respect and humility.

Neera Pradhan
04-Aug-2020 10:01 AM

Comment Amma is best guide and mentor in life!

Pavalamani Pragasam
04-Aug-2020 09:14 AM

Comment Well we can understand very well. Every word, with more meaning; for she was our Amma.

04-Aug-2020 06:31 AM

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