Ma (poem)

This poetic Friday, I will love to dedicate a poem to my mother, as it’s Mothers Day on May 8 (Sunday).

It is very difficult to write a poem on mother. Mothers, I believe, intoxicate us. We idolise them, blame them, exalt them, take them for granted, but we love them more than anyone else in our lives.

I myself am a mother and I remember when my son was 5 years old, he asked me,” How old are you mumma?” I laughed and jokingly replied,” 60 years”. His eyes widened and from that day till now, when he wants to show that extra touch of love, he calls me,” meri buddhi khitkiti mumma”.
And when my daughter wants to show that extra love, she will call,” mum mum mumma” or ” mom mom mom meeeeh”.
These are the small nostalgic moments to cherish forever.

For me, my mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. Love you ma, this poem is for you…



मां !
तुम शब्द  नही
एहसास हो!

सृष्टि की सबसे अदभुत रचना,
ममत्व का छलकता प्याला ।

इसलिए नही क्योंकि तुमने मुझे रचा,
इसलिए नही क्योंकि तुमने मुझे सवारा।

बल्कि इसलिए क्योंकि तुमने मेरे अवगुणों को सहेजा,
इसलिए क्योंकि तुमने मुझे मेरे दोषो के साथ स्वीकारा।

बिन बताये, बिन देखे, तुमने मेरे आंसुओ को पहचाना,
बिन समझाए, बिन एहसास कराए, तुमने मेरे सपनो को महकाया।

प्यार से, स्वाभिमान से जीना, तुम्ही ने सीखाया,
रिश्तों का, जज्बातों का कद् करना, तुम्ही ने समझाया ।

वाणी पर संयम,
रहना अपने आदर्श पर कायम,
तुमने स्वंय करके, सीखाया।
अपने अस्तित्व के एहसास को पहचानना,
तुम्ही ने समझाया ।

भोर की पहली किरण से उठकर, 
सिर्फ दुसरों के लिए जीना, 
हमारी हर पीड़ा को
अमृत की तरह पीना।

वो सृष्टि की अद्भुत रचना, तुम्ही हो मां!
वो ममत्व का छलकता प्याला, तुम्ही हो मां!

तुम्हारा वो पुजा का कमरा – मेरी शक्तिपुंज है,
तुम्हारे वो दोहे आरती – मेरी धरोहर है,
तुम्हारी वो मधुर मुस्कान – मेरे जीने का आधार है,
तुम्हारा वो स्नेहिल स्पर्श – मेरी सच्चाई की पहचान है।

क्योंकि मां, तुम मेरी मां हो,
तुम शब्द नही, अहसास  हो ।
तुम मेरी मां हो …।
तुम मेरी  मां हो…॥


24 thoughts on “Ma (poem)

  1. mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mum mammaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. I have always wondered If evolution really works, how come Mothers have only two hands? Thank you for the mention 🙂 and on that note, I should tell Granny to post your childhood story about moms and ten hand since you’re mentioning the embarrassing things I still do! 🙂

    Keep an eye on the guest post from Dida someday soon. Wish you a Happy Mother’s day, acchi mummy… Keep writing and keep inspiring us.

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  3. I have read it…I seek time to post a comment. ..its sensitive. ..its on the most holy entity for any one …I can’t opine or say casually. ….

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  4. Really ma to maaaaaaaaaa hi hotI hai. Your poem about ma is wonderful. Ma ki bahut yad ati hai re. Heart touching poem. Dil ko rula deti hai. Har samay yad ata hai agar ma hoti to ye hota,kitne problem solve ho jate. My bad luck I lost my mother.

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  5. “Mother”,”Maa”,“Aaee”…… all these names target only one being on this earth, the one conferred with a right to perform a duty relentlessly & that too 24X7. Whereas on other side are her family members who exercise whims & fancies in turn, turning them into supervisors, critics, judges and evaluators capriciously releasing only contagion by portraying some or other grudge….thus no respite for her…she is intimidated at times & yet is courageous ….no leaves, no rest, no off, no nagging, no change, no assistance…’s really tough for anyone to do so, as her role begins no sooner her womb gets occupied & till she breathes her last moments, it is full of endurance & an untold saga of tenacity….EVERY MOM HAS HER OWN STORY…but that’s her right & duty as well…she continues to rare her new family name after the alliance…..i don’t know who would be lucky to have her in her arms when she embarks for ethereal abode, her errant hubby or her defiant children. Anyway as I recall, mother means lot to all…after all she has those nutritious thoughts, advices, teachings, skills, wisdom, prayers, wishes, caring, feelings and what not which would ensure that her children don’t become wayward but become healthy by all means.

    Blogger u r a female n u know what’s mothering, even readers here most are females…u may have a bias or something real to share with …..but there r orphans n destitute who may realize what their loss means to them….or may never know what “maa” is or could be….but there is something which almighty has ensured & that is her lineage with her offspring…..and this is seemingly manifested in any living being.

    I agree with your poetic creation & description, I can decipher what u have seeded in shreya & it has germinated well from her comments. I think it’s the male member’s responsibility (father, mama, nana, dada, brother, son) who shape the peace & glory to this entity “maa”, else also she would manage to maintain harmony & pride…but the cost is her own self when she is in midst of MCPs…..and i realize that she has that knack to shield the bad name earned by family due to any consequence arising from disobedience or flouting of the norms…yes she has that immense capability to gulp the poison given by her children…SHE IS NEW AVATAR OF FEMALE SHIVA.

    I recall my own misdeeds due to which i have hurt my mother indiscriminately and yet i realize that one day if she leaves me …i would be missing her badly & more than ever CAUSE “MAA” CAN NOT BE REPLACED, FATHER CAN BE MULTIPLE BUT SHE IS CATEGORICALLY NO ONE ELSE …’s all due to messed up fronts wherein again any derailed children should always remember how their “janani” could subsist with meager means & yet put forth an epitome of living the rest of life for ourselves,…happy and happier.

    There are times when any mother is put on acid test & it’s never manifested who was at fault, n when we contemplate we find ourselves faltering….a married man with non-coherent wife & mother inter-relationship is often dithering between his priorities…..yet unmistakably all realize who could be at fault ….but it’s nothing to do with….it’s like an intricately complex issue when both females are mother themselves….but blame it to time & again….they have been globally arch-rivals since ages, but quite few are blessed amongst us who have conflicts & yet bask in the glory of having an accomplished mother or mother in law ……..i expect but nothing should mellow down anyone …..else everything is destruction…..”maa” signifies creation & anything on reverse can be comprehended….THIS WAY AGAIN SHE IS SHIVA….lucky men are those whose wives take care of fastidious mother in laws & yet men never agree to disagree that their mom was ever wrong…..waah !!!! Intelligent on part of this age old paradigm never altered yet….concluding it “maa” is with sacrifices so y not v2 think so 2keep her a bit happy…….

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