Mom, mother or simply mum
Closer to my heart …..
Than teeth to chewing gum
Mama, Amma or say it Ammi
Cannot resist the charm……
When fondly, snuggly she hugs me
Giving birth and bringing up
Was no mean chore…..
Flowing with love was her cup
Being far away in alien land
Grateful to her……
My each nerve, each hair strand
Sparing her time with equal care
Belonging to us siblings…..
In an undisputed uncounted share
Raising with added value education
Her guidance to me……
Has turned like a precious benediction
Being the light in unknown ways
She led my path…….
Letting me fall to rise in various ways
Playing Ludo game just for fun,
And Snakes and Ladders……
She taught life skills can be hard fun
Acceptance of my many traits
Like unkempt hair tangled in braids
Taking tough decisions in her stride
She taught me…….
Perseverance can mature to be of pride
My first teacher, she became
Speech and walking…..
She taught me like a playful game
Being helpful and charitable was natural
Sharing and caring……
These traits became her precious jewel
Mother, mama, mér, maman or mummy
Titles may be many……
By any name she remains a dear mummy.
In the media:
published in The Asian Weekly- Edition 351 – May 12th to 18th 2017
Mother’s Day Feature