A mother's joy; inner turmoil

Aminah
Posted April 9, 2013 from Maldives
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On the night you were born, she was in agony for the hours and hours of insurmountable pain! On the night you were born, she laughed with pure joy for the bundle of cuteness as fresh as heavenly rain.

On the night you were born, the moon smiled; a smile of blessing mirrored on her face. On the night you were born, the stars twinkled brighter than any jewel, to be reflected in your perfect hazel eyes!

On the night you were born, the winds whispered ‘life will never be the same’. On the night you were born, your mother grew manifold; wishing you only success and fame!

On the night you were born she made a vow of sticking together no matter what cruelties she has to wither. On the night you were born she made a vow of keeping your father; not far, not a name on a paper, but here & near.

Now that! Is the story of her life! A life without a father; wretchedness rife!

On the nights of agonizing weeps and sorrows she finds strength in all those thoughts, those vows; finds solace in knowing she keeps her promise. On the nights of those cruelties year after year, she cannot help question her promises. She questions “is this really what it takes?” She cannot help but ask “is every woman in this same boat?” She asks nobody in particular, “is this what being a woman really is?”

Self-sacrifice!

So many more questions and confused thoughts, after every ‘fight’ on all those days and nights.

It all leads up to one thing and one thing alone. The promises, her hopes, on the night you were born.

P.S. Image taken from: http://maitedip.blogspot.com/2012/12/day-83-when-i-grow-up-i-will-be-mot...

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  • Mukut
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    Beautiful! Wow, you are a gifted poetess.

    Well done. I loved it.

    Love,

  • Aminah
    Mar 26, 2015
    Mar 26, 2015

    I am no poetess :)That was just a humble attempt at writing what is hard to write.

    Thanks for the visit Mukut.

  • Kirthi
    Apr 10, 2013
    Apr 10, 2013

    So beautiful! Moved me to tears :')

    Mukut is totally right - you are super talented!

  • Aminah
    Mar 26, 2015
    Mar 26, 2015

    A very humble thank you for the kinds words on my attempt at poetry.

  • loretta
    Apr 11, 2013
    Apr 11, 2013

    It really is amazing, what you have wrote about. It's amazing in that, it's not difficult to find words when writing about a mother. Words just flow and flow and flow!

    Keep them flowing Aminah

    Loretta.

  • Aminah
    Mar 26, 2015
    Mar 26, 2015

    Yes loretta when it comes to our thoughts and sentiments and hardship & joys of women, our mothers, us --- words seems to take control of our pens and the fingers that tap on keyboard. thanks for your support

  • loretta
    Apr 13, 2013
    Apr 13, 2013

    It's true Aminah and I appreciate your response to Zoe about stories. Yes they are all great and inspiring. We must all try to keep the flame BURNING.

    Keep well my friend.

  • bitani
    Apr 16, 2013
    Apr 16, 2013

    This is really touching Aminah.

    keep it up (Y)

  • Aminah
    Mar 26, 2015
    Mar 26, 2015

    I feel so blessed to have such beautiful people like yourself full of encouragement. All the best to you too