Nov 1, 2008

I still grieve…

She’s gone,
Leaving with me,
Sweet scented memories
Of childhood gone by.
Alas! Had I lived them more,
Relished them more,
Knowing never to return, times fly!


Those loving caresses,
That lilting lullaby.
Who should bring them back to me?
That voice, that touch, I grew up with.
The lap I slept my dreams in.


I know not where she went that day?
Took with her,
The arms I cried my sorrows in.
What words can relate,
The magic of the stories she told?
Amusing, teaching, guiding,
Words of knowledge,
Words of depth manifold!


Who can give the love she gave?
Her eyes spoke volumes, sweet
Was her smile that coaxed me on,
To stand on my own two feet!
I tottered, I fell,
She never let me out of her sight.
Her fingers were there,
To hold onto tight.


She gave me all that I have today,
She made me all that I am today.
Now, just a spitting image of her
Stands there in the mirror,
But the soul I loved,
She took along,
my peace.
Left me longing,
On my knees.


Then,if I’d called,
She’d be there for me,
Within moments, at my side!
Now, if I call she can’t hear me,
Farther than afar,
She’s gone with the tide!


Into the silence she passed away,
With the smile I grew up seeing.
Left behind me and my heart,
So huge a loss,
Still grieving!

I suffer these blues some times and especially on Mother's Day I truly miss the most precious person of my life. Cherish the love you have, all the lucky ones who still enjoy your mother's unconditional love.

I miss you Mumma!!

This poem is a tribute in her memory...And also an entry at the most thoughtful contest organised by BlogAdda

Wishing and hoping that like they say, she's watching me from above and reading my post ...."Mumma I would have loved to continue bringing home to you small little gifts..which you readily accepted with a smile! I hope they told u how special you were to me..You'll find some cute ones hereinbelow from pringOO.."

21 comments:

Pretty Woman said...

...Just one work...BEAUTIFUL ! I am sure she is looking out for you all the time. A big hug! :-)

the girl said...

u just redefined 'touching the soul'..b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!shes one proud mom..:o)

Holy Ash said...

Many Thanx to both of u Pretty Woman And girl. May what ull say b really true.I thnk i was more attached 2 my mum than i thought I was!![:)]
Holy Ash

rocksea said...

share your missings!

Shilpa Garg said...

Beautiful and so very poignant!! She is proud of you!!

Rahul said...

That was heart touching..beautiful writing..I can totaly empathize wid you as even miss my mom, but god needed her more than me, it seems..But i still tell her everything and i know she is listening..Happy Mother's Day !!

Abha said...

That is a lovely poem Vibhuti. I can sense the love you have for her as also the pain you feel at her loss. You have paid her a rich tribute in this poem. Happy Mother's Day.

Rumya said...

Very Beautiful and Touching!!
Brought a tear to my eye!!
I'm glad you chose to revive the emotions by bringing it out of the archives and sharing it once again with us all!! :)

Gaurav said...

a nice poem. Happy mothers day.

Vivek Nanda said...

O dear, I really heart felt your poem. You expressed it so beautifully. You know I read somewhere that authors/poets may not show their emotions to anyone in real life but you can explore their real feelings in their writings, and its true.
Just one line in poem, I thought it could be better-
"I know not where she went that day?"...may be you could have written it- "I don't know where she went that day?", but again, poetry gives you the luxury of playing with words :).

mukul said...

it sounds gud with know not only....
a very nyc poem ...she is always there with you ,so keep smiling always

Megha said...

The poem was touching and so were your words at the end.

I am sure the memories of your mom do bring you closer to your mom. Mom's are always with us. To care and love.

bela said...

vibhuti i may not be a writer but, your love for your mom is truly from your heart, a peom from a daughter to her mom, whom she remember's every step of her live.:)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

it evokes serene, placid and tranquil nostalgic moments experienced in the shades of motherhood...

Karthik said...

I'm speechless, Vibz.
One thing I did after reading this was to hug and kiss my mother. She was startled for a moment, but at the same time, very happy.
Thank you so much, yaar.

Karan Shah said...

what a tribute...wished she was there to see all this...I'll surely pen down my part of this as even I've a void that can never be filled created by loss of my father...thank you for writing this..

Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) said...

I had tears in my eyes as I read these lines... am sure your emotions would be reaching ur mom wherever she is... and i can tell u one thing - her bessings and love r always going to be with u... take care... and a happy mothers day...

Anonymous said...

'pringoo'? how very commercial! i guess there's a buck waiting to be made out of everything and people unscrupulous enough to attempt to extract it too.

mukul said...

it sounds gud with know not only....
a very nyc poem ...she is always there with you ,so keep smiling always

Gaurav said...

a nice poem. Happy mothers day.

Abha said...

That is a lovely poem Vibhuti. I can sense the love you have for her as also the pain you feel at her loss. You have paid her a rich tribute in this poem. Happy Mother's Day.