Oh! My Mother . . .
Her heart melts
When she finds tears in my eyes.
When I am in pain .
She is the one in my life
Who nurishes with brilliance of wisdom
To advance me
In the royal road of her queendom.
She has a tender heart
A touch of care on her art.
With her sensitive mind
Tries to make life peaceful and bright.
Oh mother !
I feel your precious tears
When you try to smile but weep inside
You have laboured over the years
To bless my lifeless life .
This poem is dedicated to my mother Manjula Mohapatra on the occasion of Mother’s Day .