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Honoring All My Mothers

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Poetlatha, May 8, 2016.

  1. Poetlatha

    Poetlatha Platinum IL'ite

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    How do I thank you God
    For blessing me with so many Mothers
    One who gave birth
    My very own
    To relieve all my Karmas from my past birth
    So I will not have anymore rebirths
    Cradled me, loved me the most
    For whom I am yet to do my best
    I don't know whether I will be able to fulfill my wishes
    But my special prayers,love and wishes are always there for her
    For her enlightenment and my fulfillment!

    My beloved Prof. Dr.K.M.Shantha
    My Head of the Department Of English
    One who claimed me to be her daughter
    Who told my mom she is my daughter
    And my own said : with pleasure
    I'm willing to share
    She is not only mine but everybody’s said my mom
    Oh what great heart, what have I done to own her to be my mom!
    My professor is no more, she passed away as soon as I was done with my third year
    She lives in my heart, in the poem she wrote for me and in the name she named me
    Fluttering like a BUTTERFLY sharing love with everyone!

    My B.Ed Guide teacher Mrs.Ouma Parvady
    She wanted me to be her daughter
    And I did
    We had fun together roaming the streets,
    Cooking and cleaning together,
    Feeding each other, shopping around
    And she gifted me many tokens of love
    Till today we are in touch
    Exchanging calls on special occasions.
    Yet to meet her in person after two decades!

    My dear Mother-in-law next in line
    Treated her with love
    And gained her heart
    Not a phone call goes
    Without each other's concern
    My four SILs vouch that I'm her daughter and not Dil
    I'm happy to have attained another Mother in my Mil!

    Happy go lucky once had to live in US
    While my turn to become a mom
    Was showered by God
    My friend’s mom Smt.Shakunthala
    Gave me the first baby shower
    Traditional way, poo chuttal, manjal manam manakka,
    Makes pasta for my kids, makes me eat whenever I meet,
    Blesses me, gives me to read great books
    Gets such a thrill to see me, loves me, calls me,
    Always puts aside some prasadam for me
    And treats me as one among her own daughters.

    When I was to become a mom
    God blessed me with a very special mom Smt. Jayalakshmi
    For my mom couldn't be here with me
    In a new country,
    Who pampered me with food, love,
    So much care, that no one could imagine
    My husband had to drop me at her place
    In the mornings, and he had to come for lunch
    And we were only released from her ties of love after dinner
    In between snacks of pakodas, fresh cut fruits etc.
    She came home from two different states
    As I gave birth to my son
    And took care of me and my son everyday for 11 days
    (As she had to leave to take care of her sister’s daughter’s delivery)
    Came home with her special cooking gadgets illuppu chatti, pots and pans,
    Special cooking, special ceremony, special sweets,
    Everything because she loved me as her own daughter.
    Currently suffering from Alzheimer's
    Remembered me and my name though at times she forgot her own son’s
    It's 2-3 years now that I visited her.
    She always praised me for remembering and appreciating her for what she did
    While putting herself in second place
    Highlighting me for my gratitude,
    She adores me and wanted to live with me.
    She will always call me not expecting me to call, if I missed a week or two,
    When my mom finally was able to visit after many years
    She told point blank to my mom : She is my daughter, not yours, I'm sorry!
    My mom laughed and said she is always everyone’s daughter
    Nothing to worry, our pleasure, let it be so. Have fun.
    My mom really has the biggest heart.
    Her blessings are always there, I Pray for her too!

    Mrs.Devaki took over after Smt.Jayalakshmi left
    And she bathed my son, cooked for me, cleaned my kitchen,
    Showered her love, always cared,
    Conducted my first but third baby shower, second baby shower,
    Took care of my second son, bathed,cooked, cleaned,
    Visited me when I was sick, felt sorry, cooked food and sent.
    She was like the Mother of the town.

    Smt.Ramalakshmi, my mom from previous birth
    How did I know? I don't know.
    I just saw her picture at first,
    My soul just felt it, my heart just whispered,
    She is our yoga teacher’s mom,
    My Bil’s Balavihar teacher.
    Curious to see her I dropped by my friend’s place
    I was magically drawn to this Divine Mother.
    More than me she has taken me as her daughter of dharma,
    She claims me as born from her heart and blessed by God.

    And now I'm blessed with many more Moms in the IL family.
    Periamma, Iyerviji, Suryakala, PushpavalliSrinivasan, Jayasala42,
    Gita Sharma, and ….
    I don't know how many more to come….
    Happy Mother’s Day to all my Mothers
    Thank you for loving me, cherishing me in your hearts,
    Thank you God for blessing me with so many
    Bless everyone with happiness, health and humor.
    And assuring that you are there with me through all these great Mothers!

    And Happy Mother's Day to all Mother's who I know and don't know through IL.

    ( Thanks IL for taking me down the memory lane on this Mother’s Day, I feel blessed and loved by so many moms. All I have got is only love to share with everyone in this world).

    I know nothing but only love, as love is God!

    Poetlatha





















     
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  2. periamma

    periamma IL Hall of Fame

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    Latha Thanks for giving me a Place in your Heart .I am blessed to have such lovely daughters .Thank you God for this honour and Thank you IL for binding us with love.My wishes to you all
     
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    Latha you are a wonderful soul .you remembered all who helped in your life and this is a great dedication to Mothers.My Namaskaram to your Mother who has given birth to a Noble daughter .
     
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    Latha.....what a magnificient tribute to all the Mothers who called you "Daughter".....you are a beautiful soul indeed....loved your heartwarming lines...Mother's Day becomes truly sublime with your post here.
     
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    @PavithraS, @jskls, @kaniths, thank you my dear friends for your support and likes.

    @periamma and @Paulina : Thank you so much for the heart warming feedbacks.

    IL really made me very emotional today. I wish I was beside my mom to enjoy this moment. Hoping God will grant my wish soon, and I will be able to come to my Motherland!
     
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    Happy mothers day guys ..
     
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    One of the beautiful post read on IL!!! beautiful picture!!!
     
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    @Poetlatha, you are a wonderful person which is why so many women adopted you as their own. :)
     
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    @periamma :
    Dear Periamma,
    You have praised me too much. You made my day, I'm so touched and thank you for your feedbacks.

    @Amica : thank you for your sweet feedback!

    @Itsmylife143 : thank you for your complimenting feed back!

    @Anjum03 : thanks for your wishes, hope you had a nice Mother's Day too!

    Poetlatha
     
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